Champions League preview: What to see on Tuesday? | UEFA champions league

Chelsea and Sevilla are close to qualifying, Álvaro Morata’s tremendous run, Gerard Piqué’s confidence … We summarize the highlights of Tuesday in the fourth day of the Champions League group stage.

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Tuesday’s matches

Group E: Krasnodar – Sevilla (18:55 HEC)
Group E: Rennes – Chelsea (18:55 HEC)
Group F: Lazio – Zenit
Group F: Dortmund – Bruges
Group G: Dynamo Kiev – Barcelona
Group G: Juventus – Ferencváros
Group H: Manchester United – Istanbul Basaksehir
Group H: Paris – Leipzig

Chelsea and Sevilla, very close to the eighth

All the goals of the third day!

All the goals of the third day!

The race to be the first team to reach the round of 16 could well need a ‘photo finish’: Tuesday’s two Group E games start at 18:55CET, and after their home game wins Against Rennes and Krasnodar on matchday three, Chelsea and Sevilla start the match six-point ahead of the last two teams in their group. If the blues win in France and the UEFA Europa League champion wins in Russia, both teams will be guaranteed a spot in the next round. “We want to win [en Rennes] with a good performance, “Timo Werner told” And then we want to fight Sevilla for first place in the group. “

Álvaro Morata’s streak with Juventus

The birth of his third son, Eduardo, in September, may have taken away an hour of sleep, but of course now Álvaro Morata shines on Champions League nights with Juventus. Paired with Diogo Jota, Marcus Rashford and Erling Braut Haaland at the top of the group stage scorers’ standings, the Spaniard has scored four of Juve’s six goals and will be looking for more when his team welcomes Ferencváros. . The 27-year-old, on loan from Atlético de Madrid, enjoys playing alongside Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo: “I just have to adapt to their qualities and use their talent to score as many goals as possible.”

Barcelona, ​​before the cold of Kiev

No team has finished first in their group more times than Barcelona, ​​who are well placed to extend this streak in Group G after beating Dinamo Kiev with far more suffering than expected on matchday three. The coach of the Ukrainian team, Mircea Lucescu, was cautious about predicting what would happen on matchday four, aware that Barcelona will have taken the Ukrainian team. Barcelona is progressing adequately, and Gerard Piqué considers that they are on the right track: “This will be a difficult year, as the club is working on changes, but the results will begin to arrive, I’m sure.”

The Başakşehir, for another machado

The 2-1 win against Manchester United on matchday three was hailed as a historic achievement by the Turkish press, but as defender Rafael shone against his former team, coach Okan Buruk raised his sights: “To win the third match The match gives us the opportunity to press for qualification. ” United beat Leipzig 5-0 in their last Group H home game, but that was only their second win in their last seven UEFA Champions League home games …

Lazio, sign in the face of adversity

Lazio - Dortmund 3-1

Lazio – Dortmund 3-1

Lazio returned to the group stage after a 13-year absence with a 3-1 win against Dortmund on matchday one. In addition, Simone Inzaghi’s team breathed after scoring two points in their subsequent matches, as illness and injury meant that only six of their matchday starters started in 1-1 draws against Bruges and Zenit. The international break may have eased Lazio’s troubles, and the spirit shown in the face of adversity bodes well for Zenit. “We played two away games with very few players,” Inzaghi explained. “We miss key players,” added midfielder Marco Parolo. “But we are united as a group.”

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