UCL Preview: Bonaventure leads hungry Club Brugge vs PSG

UCL Preview: Bonaventure leads hungry Club Brugge vs PSG

After scoring a brace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, Club Brugge attacker Dennis Bonaventure will lead the line when his side plays host to Paris St. Germain (PSG) on matchday three of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) tonight.R

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PSG lead Group A with six points while the hosts have only managed two points in two games despite being the better side in both games.

Bonaventure who lit up the Bernabeu on matchday two will be hoping to do same in front of his home fans as Club Brugge hunts for their first UCL win this season.

Club Brugge will be without their inspirational captain Vormer while Neymar, Draxler and Gueye all miss out for PSG through injury.

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This will be the first meeting between both sides as PSG looks to put an end to Brugge’s six match unbeaten run in the UCL while the hosts will be eyeing a big upset in search of their first three points this season.

PSG have scored four goals and conceded none so far in two games. Can Nigeria’s Bonaventure breach the defence of the French Champions to give his side a chance at victory tonight?

Galatasaray vs Real Madrid

Currently sitting in third and fourth position respectively with one point each from two games, these two teams in Group A will also go head to head tonight.

Zinedine Zidane’s men will have to go all out for a victory as the second ticket for the round of 16 in this group hangs in the balance.

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Galatasaray are without a win in their last nine European fixtures (D3 L6). However, in they have W3, L4 in their last seven meetings with Real Madrid.

Galatasaray have lost their last four fixtures against Spanish clubs, while Madrid have won four of their last five matches with Turkish opposition – including two thumping wins against Gala in the group stage of their victorious 2013/14 UCL campaign.

GROUP B – Tottenham vs Crvena zvezda

Tottenham are bottom of the group without a win in two games.

A draw away to Olympiacos on the opening day of the UCL season was followed by a terrible 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich. This means that last season’s finalist must get a win today against a Crvena side placed second with three points.

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Tottenham have won all three home games against Serbian visitors, most recently defeating Crvena zvezda’s Belgrade rivals Partizan 1-0 in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage. The second-leg loss to Crvena zvezda in 1972 is their only defeat in six matches against Serbian clubs, home and away (W4 D1).

Olympiacos vs Bayern Munich

Bayern top Group B with six points and will look to continue the perfect record when they travel to Greece tonight to lock horns with Olympiacos.

The Greek side have just one point from two games – rallying back from two goals down at home to level things against Tottenham on matchday one. They will once again look to their fans for inspiration to produce a much better performance if they are to get anything from the tie.

GROUP C – Manchester City vs Atalanta

The English Champions are cruising and a victory today could see them seal a place in the next round having secured maximum points in two games.
They face debutants Atalanta who are yet to pick a point in the UCL after two games.

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City have won their last five UCL home games and have scored five goals so far, conceding none.
Atalanta are on a four game winless run in UEFA competitions.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dinamo Zagreb

Both teams have recorded a win each in the last two games and currently sit second and third behind Manchester City.

Whoever wins or accumulates the most points in the two legged tie between both teams most likely makes it to the next round. Both teams know this and will go all out.

GROUP D – Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Nigerian defender Bryan Idowu who plies his trade with Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia will look to stop Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team mates as they travel to Turin tonight.

Juventus are joint leaders with Atletico Madrid having picked up four points each while Idowu’s Lokomotiv sit pretty in third with three points in two games.

Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen

The Germans are yet to pick a point so far and will go all out to keep their qualification bid alive.

Atletico on the other hand will look to take charge of the group ahead of Juventus and only a convincing win can guarantee that.

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Atletico are unbeaten in 11 UEFA home games while Leverkusen are winless in their last four UCL games.

Atletico are on a nine-match unbeaten run at home to German clubs (W7 D2).

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