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Arsenal, Man Utd, Bayern Munich: 5 key Champions League football matches | Football news

Troubled Man United travel to Munich, Arsenal mark their return to the Champions League by hosting PSV, Inter Milan, last year’s finalists, face Real Sociedad.

A highly anticipated match between European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United will headline the eight UEFA Champions League matches on Wednesday.

The Champions League returned on Tuesday with Manchester City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain among the notable winners.

Here are the five games to watch on Wednesday:

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United

Or: Allianz Arena, Munich
When: 19:00 GMT

Manchester United will be without injured defenders Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as they face a daunting trip to Munich. Erik ten Hag’s team did not start the season well with three defeats in five league matches.

Bayern, who have won 11 Bundesliga titles in a row, will measure their success this season by their progress in the Champions League. Harry Kane will make his tournament debut for his new club against old rivals England.

Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven

Or: Emirates Stadium, London
When: 19:00 GMT

After qualifying for the Champions League for 19 consecutive years under Arsène Wenger, Arsenal had to wait six years to return to the competition.

It’s clear the team has been looking forward to this moment: this week, the famous tournament anthem blared through the speakers in the club’s training center gymnasium, according to striker Gabriel Jesus.

PSV have won all four of their league matches so far and have scored 13 goals while conceding just one during that stretch.

Real Madrid vs. Union Berlin

Or: Santiago BernabΓ©u Stadium, Madrid
When: 16:45 GMT

Real Madrid will be without right-back Dani Carvajal and striker Vinicius Junior against tournament newcomers Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The record 14-time European champions make their 27th consecutive appearance in the competition’s group stage while Union Berlin make their debut in the competition.

Braga vs Napoli

Or: Braga Municipal Stadium, Braga
When: 19:00 GMT

Italian champions Napoli blew away their opponents in last year’s group stage, winning five of their six matches and scoring 20 goals in a fantastic season for the club.

Portuguese team Braga lost this weekend after a draw and a victory. Their last appearance in the Champions League was in 2012, when they won just one of their group stage matches.

Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan

Or: Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian
When: 19:00 GMT

Last season’s runners-up Inter Milan head into their Champions League opener against Real Sociedad after a 5-1 win over city rivals AC Milan in the derby on Saturday , while he maintained a perfect start to the season.

However, one of Inter’s key players, midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, has been ruled out of the trip to Spain due to a thigh injury.

Sociedad lost to Real Madrid this weekend after drawing their first three matches. This is Sociedad’s first season in the Champions League in 10 years. The last time they made it out of the group stage was in the 2003-04 season.


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