Champions League Matchday Three: What to look out for
22 October 2019
As we head into game week three of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, we take a look at the standout games of the notorious competition.
Spurs and Real Madrid looking to make their mark
Real Madrid head into matchday three in a position that is unfamiliar to the 13-time winners.
The Spanish side currently at the foot of group A.
A win against Turkish giants Galatasaray could return Los Blancos to a qualification position heading into the return fixtures.
Looking to group B, Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a Champions League hangover since FC Bayern’s momentous 7-2 victory over Spurs in north London.
Currently with only one point for their efforts, Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a resurgence into their season with victory in Group B.
Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern and Manchester City flying high
Paris Saint-Germain may be without Neymar heading into their fixture against Club Brugge but the French giants have plenty of firepower in form.
Ángel Di María has found the back of the net seven times this season, leading the way in the recent absence of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.
Manchester City’s injury plagued side are having the perfect start to life in Group C, two wins and not one goal conceded sees them sitting pretty at the top.
Next up for Pep Guardiola’s side see them host surprise package Atalanta, who currently sit third in the Italian top division.
One man to thank for FC Bayern Munich’s recent success is Robert Lewandowski, the sharpshooter heads to Greece with 16 goals in 12 appearances.
FC Bayern sport a bulletproof record against Olympiacos, scoring 14 goals in their last four matches and keeping three clean sheets against the Greek league leaders.
Juventus looking for lucky number seven
A team looking to beat last year’s quarter final exit is Juventus, who face off against Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Italian champions head into the game in search of their seventh straight win and are unbeaten in all competitions so far this campaign.
Falling short to last season’s surprise package, Ajax, Cristiano Ronaldo and co will be keen to see European success return to Turin.
Mislav Oršić the man in form for Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb have their best chance to qualify into the round of 16 in the first time in their history, currently sitting second in their group.
The Croatian domestic champions look to Ukraine and Shakhtar Donetsk as they hope to bridge the gap closer to the summit of group C.
Mislav Oršić has already notched 12 goals this season, six of those being produced in the opening fixtures of the Champions League.