The long-awaited competition by football lovers begins this week. The kickoff of the group stage of the Champions League, 2019-2020 edition, will be given this Tuesday, September 17; the eyes of the world turn around the clashes of the giants of European football in its program of Tuesday and Wednesday.
32 of the best teams are all starting their quest for the most expensive trophy in Europe, which was won by Liverpool for the 2018-2019 season. The titleholders will face one of the giants of Serie A Napoli on Tuesday at 9 pm GMT. A first difficult meeting in group E. The numbers of the two teams’ meetings indicate the superiority of the Reds.
The group stage of the Champions League will be inaugurated at 18:55 GMT by Inter, who faces Slavia Prague. At the same time, the French team Lyon will face the Russian champion Zenith. The French team will advance even more this year and forget its tragedy against Barcelona last year.
Another French club is expected this Tuesday is Lille, which will meet Ajax on the lawn of the Johan Cruyff Arena at 9 pm GMT. Ajax, who played the semi-final of the last edition, has an offensive power (14 goals in the last 5 outings), which may destabilize club Lille, considered one of the outsiders of this competition.
One of the most anticipated Group F meetings at 9 pm GMT, Borussia Dortmund’s match against Spain’s champion Barcelona. BVB players are confident after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in their last Bundesliga match. But the stars of Barcelona will try to overcome his opponent despite the absence of the Argentine star Messi, who has just returned to training, and the absence of Ousmane Dembele following the injury.
The Premier League giants “Chelsea” will face Spain’s Valencia. The English club will try to get around the opponent without his star, N’golo Kanté, who has still not recovered from his knee injury.
A strong meeting is also expected between Salzburg – Genk, where Salzburg represents a threat, with seven wins in seven matches. At the end of the group matches, a meeting between the Portuguese giants Benfica and Leipzig of Germany will be held.
The meetings of Tuesday, September 17th:
18:55 Inter Milan “Italy” – SK Slavia Prague “Czech Republic”
18:55 Olympique Lyonnais “French” x Zenit St. Petersburg “Russia.”
21:00 BV Borussia Dortmund “Germany” – FC Barcelona “Spain”
21:00 SSC Napoli “Italy” – Liverpool “England”
21:00 Red Bull Salzburg “Austria” – KRC Genk “Belgium”
21:00 Ajax Amsterdam “Netherlands” – LOSC Lille “French”
21:00 Chelsea FC “England” – Valencia C.F “Spain”
21:00 SL Benfica “Portugal” – RB Leipzig “Germany”