Finally, the wait is over as the Champions league returns to Europe for yet another campaign
The champions league returns to Europe for yet another season and a lot has definitely changed since the last time Europe met the glorious competition.
Last season saw Real Madrid win the tournament alongside cristiano Ronaldo, however this time, the history breaker will be playing for Juventus while the reigning champions continue their quest for yet another trophy under Julen Lopetegui rather than former coach Zinedine Zidane.
Speaking of changes, Inter Milan finally made their way to the competition they were once feared for, but that was years back now though.
However, the prestigious competition returns and Fans are definitely happy to hear that. Here are three big fixtures you need to look out for going into the champions league. First, here are Tuesdays fixtures list.
Champions league Matchday 1 Tuesday Fixtures
Barcelona v PSV Eindhoven – Tues/5:30pm
Inter Milan v Tottenham Hotspur – Tues/5:30pm
Club Brugge v Borussia Dortmund – Tues/8:00pm
Schalke 04 v Porto – Tues/8:00pm
Monaco v Atletico Madrid – Tues/8:00pm
Liverpool v Psg – Tues/8:00pm
Red star Belgrade v Napoli – Tues/8:00pm
Galatasaray v Lokomotiv Moscow – Tues/8:00pm
Tuesday night features a handful of games with returnees Inter Milan taking on Tottenham Hotspur, Barca face Eredivisie side PSV while Liverpool tussle it out with Psg among other fixtures.
Inter Milan welcome Spurs in their first champions league game in years
Inter Milan’s seven-year wait for a champions league return is over and the former champions league greats are set to kick off this year’s campaign in great fashion.
Both Inter Milan and Tottenham come into the game at the back of a league loss. Inter lost at home to Parma (0-1), while Spurs lost to now second placed Liverpool in the weekend (1-2).
Mauricio Pochettino would have a headache choosing a perfect line up for the fixture with a number of players out injured.
Dele Alli remains side lined with a Hamstring injury and so is midfielder Moussa sissoko. Captain and goal keeper Hugo Lloris also misses out with a high problem while Trippier and Alderweireld would not be available due technical decisions as said by Pochettino.
Inter Milan coach Smaller however confirmed some players are not 100 percent ready but they have the options. Sime Vrsaljko is out with a knee injury while
defender Danilo D’Ambrosio will be given a late assessment.
Psg and Tuchel come with hope to hunt down the reds.
Psg face Liverpool is one of the most eye watering matches of the tuesday evening fixtures. The Merseyside reds have enjoyed a successful start to the new season, but so has psg whose recent win saw current manager Tuchel break a record previously held by Ancelotti at the club.
Both teams come into the match at the back a victory in their respective leagues. Liverpool beat Tottenham to maintain their 100 percent start to the season, while psg thrashed saint Etienne 4-0 on Friday to maintain their 100 percent start too.
Thomas Tuchel reveals he is yet to have a static starting eleven in mind for Liverpool’s game but have taken several precautions over the weekend.
Kylian Mbappe missed out on saint Etienne’s thrashing after picking up a red card just before the international break. The likes of Neymar jr and fellow Brazilian Marquinhos were also rested by the Manager precisely for the champions league fixture against Liverpool.
At Liverpool, Jurgen klopp insists back up striker Daniel sturidgge is ready to step up if Firmino is unavailable, But the manager still hopes Firmino can recover after the 26-year-old was helped off at Wembley, holding a pad to his eye, before being taken to hospital for checks.
The fixture promises lots of action and Jurgen klopp has promised they won’t be going for the Brazilian star Neymar jr like Ramos did to salah.
“We won’t go for him. We want to play football and don’t try these kind of things. We will try to pass through him.” He said
Barcelona welcome PSV to camp nou
Barcelona would be hoping to return to the lim light in the champions league after suffering early exits to Juventus and Roma in the past two seasons.
The Spanish giants who have won their group in each of the past eleven seasons will face PSV in an early kick off of their opening group stage game in the champions League.
Both teams have no fresh injuries but Barcelona are concerned over the fitness of new boy Arturo Vidal who pulled a Hamstring injury on international duty after suffering a knee injury.
Barcelona have also confirmed that midfielder Carles Alena has been cleared to return after undergoing surgery on his thigh in June.
Months after signing the brazilian, Philippe Coutinho is finally set for his champions league debut in what could be a mouth-watering lineup against Eredivisie table leaders PSV Eindhoven.
Among other eye watering fixture of Tuesday’s champions league include Club Brugge v Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 v Porto and Monaco v Atletico Madrid.
Whatever be the case, the champions league is back and that’s all we want and care about.