Wednesday, September 14, 2011

UEFA Champions League: Wednesday's Previews

Last season's Premier League title winners, Manchester United, travel to old rivals Benfica in Group C, while Manchester City, who finished third in the English top flight, make their debut against Napoli at Etihad Stadium. Elsewhere, United's other Group C rivals, Swiss champions Basel and Romanian title winners Otelul Galati, meet at St Jakob-Park in Switzerland. Four-time European Cup winners Bayern Munich, whose Allianz Arena will host this season's final, and Villarreal provide City's other opponents in Group A and the pair start their campaigns in Spain. Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid face Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Group D's other game sees sleeping Dutch giants Ajax host Lyon. Ahead of their match against Trabzonspor in Italy, Inter Milan will be confident of eventually progressing from Group B, with French champions Lille also hosting CSKA Moscow.


Manchester City vs. Napoli

Inter Milan vs. Trabzonspor
Inter defense under scrutiny

Benfica vs. Manchester United
Preview I
Preview II

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