For the 1st round of Champions League group stage, Dynamo Kiev hosts Porto. Dynamo is going into this game with high morale, after beating Alexandria 3-for the Ukrainian Premier League. Sergei Rebrov's team is leading the race with 19 points, and they have lost points just once against Zorya Lugansk (0-0).
For the 1st round of Champions League group stage, Valencia face Zenit at home. The Spanish return after a 2-year absence in the tournament. Valencia are a strong team and they play even better at "Mestalla", so Andre Villas-Boas' side will find it hard to win any points here. "The Bats" didn't enjoy the best of starts in La Liga so far, having just 1 win over Sporting (1-0) and 2 draws against Rayo and Deportivo, standing at the 7th place with 5 points. In Champions League play-offs they knocked out Monaco to make it to the groups, sending the French club to Europa League.
For the first round of Champions League group stage, Manchester City hosts Juventus. Manuel Pellegrini's team is currently in excellent form. Not only didn't they lose any point in the first rounds of English Premier League, but they did't even concede a single goal. Manchester City are leading the league standings with a 4-point difference from Leicester (2nd). The "Citizens" signed quite a few strong players during the off-season such as Sterling, De Bruyne, Delph and Otamendi. Things are going well for them at the moment, but they're facing some injury problems. In the upcoming match against Juventus they'll miss Zabaleta, Clichy and Delph, while Aguero, Sterling, and Fernando Silva remain doubtful.
CSKA Moscow had to put on an incredible fight to make it into the group stage of the Champions League. First, the "Army men" had to face Sparta. The 1st leg at home was a tie. In the 2nd leg they were down by 2-0, but somehow managed to pull off an impressive comeback and win the game (final score 2-3). In the playoffs they knocked out Sporting Lisbon. For the 1st round of the group stage they travel to Germany to play against Wolfsburg. In their latest league match, Leonid Slutsky's side conceded a draw versus Zenit despite leading 2-0. Wolfsburg shared points with Ingolstadt in a goalless draw for the latest Bundesliga round.