Liverpool vs Sevilla, Real Madrid vs APOEL, Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord vs Manchester City: Champions League LIVE scores and highlights
Ryan: Buzzing for tonight like! Wembley will be buzzing! F****** Come On You Spurs! To Dare Is To Do!
Graeme: Off to Anfield to enjoy another night at European football’s top table… Hopefully it will be a positive outcome like so many before.
Owen: Manchester City are favourites to win the Champions League if you ask me! We have one of the best squads and the best manager.
FEYENOORD v MANCHESTER CITY
17:50: The general opinion after the draw was that City should be happy but they have come unstuck against Dutch champions before, losing to Ajax in 2012. Pep Guardiola has also said Napoli are one of the three best sides in Europe in terms of style while the long trip to face Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv in December could be tricky.
TOTTENHAM v BORUSSIA DORTMUND
17:40: Key to Tottenham’s struggles in Europe last year was their form at Wembley, where they lost both of their first two home matches to Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco.
A victory over CSKA Moscow proved too little too late while this season, defeat to Chelsea and a draw against Burnley has only increased concerns about Spurs’ form under the arch. The atmosphere is not the problem, particularly on these European nights, and even the team’s performances have been encouraging. Results must surely follow.
LIVERPOOL v SEVILLA
17:30: The two clubs’ only other meeting came 16 months ago in the Europa League final in Basel.
Klopp’s side appeared to be well in control leading 1-0 at half-time. However, the speed at which they collapsed and the ease with which Sevilla moved to a 3-1 win was alarming.
Much has changed since then – Sevilla’s manager for one – but nine of the Liverpool players in the squad that night are expected to be involved this time around and facing the Spanish opposition again could reopen old wounds.
17:20: Enough shameless promotion, we’ve got the Champions League to attend too, and here’s tonight’s schedule.
FC Porto v Besiktas, Feyenoord v Manchester City, Liverpool v Sevilla, Maribor v Spartak Moscow, RB Leipzig v Monaco, Real Madrid v APOEL, Shakhtar v Napoli, Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund.
If you we’re thinking of watching Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One, I suggest you record it or evaluate your life pronto!
17:10: I started a poll yesterday (because I’m bloody nice like that) to ask who you think will be Britain’s last representative in the competition.
It was a bit one-sided with Manchester United taking 43% of the votes, but now is your chance to let me know what you’re thinking.
If a poll isn’t enough, you can comment at the bottom of the page, or contact me via Twitter. It will be nice to have people contacting me that aren’t sex robots…
17:00: Afternoon folks, welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League with Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Real Madrid in action.
Last night’s British representatives managed a whopping 14 goals in three games, and yes I’m counting the five that Paris St-Germain knocked last Celtic, but I think things will be tighter tonight.
Tottenham welcome Borussia Dortmund to Wembley, Liverpool do battle with Sevilla and Manchester City make the somewhat daunting trip to Feyenoord, where Jose Mourinho’s side came unstuck last year.
Anyway, I’ll stop rambling and get things going.
LIVERPOOL vs SEVILLA
Goalkeeper Loris Karius will start Liverpool’s Champions League match at home to Sevilla in preference to regular number one Simon Mignolet.
Playmaker Philippe Coutinho will be in Liverpool’s squad for the first time this season after his back injury and failed attempt to force a move to Barcelona.
Winger Mohamed Salah sat out training on Tuesday as a precaution because of illness but is expected to rejoin the squad on Wednesday, while centre-back Dejan Lovren is set to return at the expense of Ragnar Klavan.
Liverpool provisional squad: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah, Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Sturridge, Solanke.
FEYENOORD vs MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester City will make a late decision on whether goalkeeper Ederson will feature in their Champions League Group F opener at Feyenoord.
The Brazilian suffered facial injuries in a nasty clash with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane at the weekend but has been able to train wearing protective headgear.
Captain Vincent Kompany is again missing with a calf injury and veteran midfielder Yaya Toure has been omitted from the travelling squad. Raheem Sterling is available after a domestic ban.
Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Muric, Walker, Danilo, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Mangala, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero, Jesus.
TOTTENHAM vs BORUSSIA DORTMUND
Dele Alli will miss Tottenham’s Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund through suspension.
Alli serves the first of a three-match ban for his red card picked up against Gent in February, with Son Heung-min likely to take his place at Wembley behind Harry Kane.
Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama (both knee) are out, along with Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who are still recovering from hip and foot problems respectively.
Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Walker-Peters, Dembele, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Sissoko, Son, Llorente, Kane.
REAL MADRID vs APOEL
Europe’s dominant Champions League force remain intent on flexing their continental supremacy still further, by targeting a 13th title.
Real enter this term’s competition as back-to-back winners, further underscoring their hold on the top accolade.
Real spent 12 lean years labouring to their 10th Champions League win, long dubbed La Decima and so craved by supporters.
But with that monkey long since off their backs, Real expect to keep racking up the titles. And the Spanish press have already branded this year’s Champions League assault as La Decimotercera, the 13th.