The Champions League Preview: Matchday 5

The second and final day of the Champions League Matchday 5 and we have some of the most exciting clashes among the top teams from the whole of Europe coming our way. Some big names, destined to win lost like Manchester City, PSG, and AC Milan while smaller teams shone on the first night of Matchday 5. Possibly by the end of the match he’s it’s be very clear on positions of which team will be proceeding in the round of 16 and while others will drop out of the tournament to the Europa League while the leftovers exit.

Group - B

Arsenal vs Lens

Time: 1:30  

Arsenal are top of their Champions League group - B but a surprising fact about this clash against Lens is that they have not won in their last two matches. As stated they lost their first group game in France and the previous meeting which was in 2016 went on to draw. The gunners face them being the home side which gives them an added advantage but some notable unavailability of players will create an impact on how they line up and perform.  

Arsenal injury list: Timber, Silva, Partey, Emile Smith

Lens Injury list: Cortez, Farinez, Cabot

Group - A

Bayern Munich vs FC København  

Time: 1:30 am

Bayern have won all of their Champions League matches till now and they move onto the final phase of the group stage as we reach closer to the round of 16. They are up against a København side who are astonishingly second in the group. If the Danish Champions can pull off an unexpected win against the German champions, they have a huge hope of heading into the round of 16.  

Bayern injury list: De Ligt, Musiala, Buchanan, Marusic  

København injury list: Sahsah, Meiling, Clem, Babacar, David

Group - D

Benfica vs Inter Milan

Time: 1:30 am

Portuguese giants SL Benfica have lost all of their group games and are at the bottom of their group. They host Italian giants Inter Milan who have not lost a single game in their Champions League group stage this time out with Argentine international Lautaro Martinez in sublime form, wearing the armband and guiding his side almost single-handedly.

Benfica Injury list: Neres, Bah

Inter Milan injury list: Dumfries, Bastoni, Pavar

Real Sociedad vs RB Salzburg

Time: 1:30 am

The Spanish and Austrian sides have faced each other three times in the past with both of them winning and drawing one. Real Sociedad has become one of the biggest transformed sides in a couple of years. Most of the players are homegrown talents and have been doing well. RB Salzburg too is a side appreciated for their nurturing of talents and it’d be a great contest to win these on Tuesday night.

Sociedad injury list: Martin, Carlos, Silva

Salzburg injury list: Ulmer, Koita, Kameri, Walner, Terzic, Okoh, Solet, Fernando, Baidoo, Kjaergaard  

Group - C

Braga vs Union Berlin  

Time: 1:30 am

Union Berlin have been a newcomer to this format. A team who haven’t even played their League tie Bundesliga for a decade and have already become a member of the Champions League. They are bottom of the group but have performed very well in all of their matches, losing by mere margins. Braga on the other end hasn’t been the best either with them in the second-last position with hopes of moving to the advanced rounds fading away.

Braga injury list: None

Union Berlin injury list: Becker, Doekhi

Real Madrid vs Napoli  

Time: 1:30 am

Real Madrid is always one of the favorites during every season's Champions League. The team with the most number of titles is up against a Real Madrid side who have won their last 3 matches against them. Meanwhile, Italian giants Napoli are in the second spot with ample points difference that may take them to the round of 16 irrespective of their loss against the Los Blancos.

Real Madrid injury list: Modric, Guler, Vinicius, Militao, Camavinga, Courtois, Tchouameni, Arrizabalaga  

Napoli's injury list: Lindstrom, Rui

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