Champions League preview Tuesday October,18th.

Group A

Manchester City v Villarreal
Napoli v Bayern Munich

Manchester City are finding life difficult in the Champions League with a draw and a defeat leaving them in need of victory at home to Villarreal. Another impressive win in the Premier League, this time by four goals to one at the expense of Aston Villa, sees them topping the Premier League. However, they were comprehensively defeated 2-0 by Bayern Munich in their last champions league game and anything less than victory here will leave their challenge hanging by a thread. Group leaders Bayern Munich travel to Napoli.

Group B

CSKA Moscow v Trabzonspor
Lille v Inter Milan

Inter Milan’s 3-2 win at CSKA Moscow leaves Group B wide open. Claudio Ranieri continued his winning start as Milan boss at the Luzhniki Stadium with goals by Lucio, Pazzini and Zarate. They now travel to Lille. Trabzonspur, 1-0 winners over Milan in their opening fixture, now look to upset the Russians. Gustavo Colman’s 75th minute penalty kept Trabzonpor at the top of Group B as they drew 1-1 with Lille.

Group C

Basle v Benfica
CS Otelul Galati v Manchester United

Manchester United were almost shocked at home by Basle in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Old Trafford and will be looking to step up their challenge with a win at CS Otelul Galati. Only a last minute goal by Ashley Young saved United from an embarrassing home defeat and they will be looking for a far better defensive display here. Group leaders Benfica can cement their place in the table if they defeat Basle.

Group D

Dinamo Zagreb v Ajax
Real Madrid v Lyon

Real Madrid have recorded two victories and go into their home game against Lyon full of confidence. Jose Mourinho’s men were very impressive in defeating Ajax 3-0 at the Bernabeu with goals by Ronaldo, Kaka and Benzema. Dinamo Zagreb welcome Ajax in the other group match.

Harvey Mayson

Harvey Mayson is a professional sports writer and artist living in South West Scotland. He began working at his local newspaper in the south of England before going freelance to work on specialist sporting publications. He writes for a number of specialist sports sites both at home and abroad including football, horse racing and sports betting sites. He has also covered a wide range of sporting events such as the Paralympic Games, Euro 2012 and the Grand National. Harvey is also well known as an equestrian artist and can be contacted through his website.

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