It’s only the second round of group fixtures in the Uefa Champions League but the pressure is already mounting among some of Europe’s biggest football names.
Barcelona and Manchester United both suffered defeat in their opening pool matches, with the former missing Lionel Messi and the latter not sufficiently boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
There’s also a titanic tussle between Juventus and reigning champions Chelsea, with Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich also in action – check out all the details below.
There’s no time like the present for fallen giants Barcelona on Wednesday, as they attempt to prevent their Uefa Champions League campaign from going down the pan in Portugal.
The crisis-stricken Catalan club tackle Benfica across the border off the back of a 3-0 humiliation at the Camp Nou two weeks ago.
German heavyweights Bayern Munich dealt the devastating blow that night, with a home tie against Ukrainian minnows Dynamo Kyiv next on their agenda.
Another big name needing to kick-start their continental campaign at the second time of asking are Manchester United, who tasted defeat on the road in their opening UCL fixture.
Old Trafford is the venue for a repeat of last season’s Europa League final, with Unai Emery’s tricky Villarreal the visitors.
Young Boys were the unlikely winners against the Red Devils in Bern and they now travel to Italy to take on Atalanta.
All four sides kick off the second round of Group G fixtures with a point apiece on Wednesday, thanks to stalemates all round two weeks ago.
Red Bull Salzburg have a home date with Lille, who pipped Paris Saint Germain to the French Ligue Un championship last season.
European specialists Sevilla, meanwhile, are in Germany to tackle Wolfsburg.
A monster pool phase clash pits reigning Champions League winners Chelsea against Juventus in Group H on Wednesday.
The pair collide in Turin with both having won their opening matches in this season’s tournament.
Zenit St Petersburg and Malmo play a little earlier in the evening in Russia, with both on the hunt for their opening points.
Uefa Champions League predictions for 29 September
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team?s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.