Preview: Champions League match day 1 (Wednesday)

- Real Madrid welcome a returning Cristiano Ronaldo who has been suspended for La Liga games

- Tottenham's first match comes at Wembley to 2013 finalists DOrtmund, Napoli travel to Shakhtar

- Monaco begin Champions League campaign without Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy

The Champions League match day one continues on Wednesday, September 13 with Real Madrid in action, Liverpool welcome Sevilla and Spurs welcome Dortmund.

In Tuesday's matches, Barcelona secured a 3 - 0 win over Juventus, Chelsea thrashed Qarabag 6 - 0 while Manchester United got their campaign off to a flyer with a 3 - 0 win over Basel.

All eyes will be on Wembley as two tactically astute teams in Tottenham and Dortmund clash in their Group H clash while Real Madrid welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back for their group H opener against APOEL.

Preview: Champions League match day 1 (Wednesday)

Real Madrid are currently Champions League holder having defeated Juventus in the final in May. Photo: Squawka

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Elsewhere Pep Guardiola's Manchester City face Feyenoord while memories of the 2016 Europa League final will be reestablished when Liverpool welcome Sevilla to Anfield.

Phil Coutinho is expected to be in the matchday squad but not expected to start.

RB Leipzig's first ever Champions League game cames against French champions AS Monaco who sold the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy and Valarie Germain over the summer.

Here are the possible line ups, unavailiable players and more for all eight games to be played tonight;

Group E

Maribor vs Spartak Moscow

(To be added)

Liverpool vs Sevilla

Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Robertson; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Firmino, Mané.

Out: Lallana (thigh)

Doubtful: Salah (illness)

Preview: Champions League match day 1 (Wednesday)

Coutinho, Firmino and Mane could line up for the first time this season. Photo: Liverpoolfc/Twitter

Sevilla: Rico; Mercado, Kjær, Pareja, Escudero; N'Zonzi; Jesús Navas, Ganso, Pizarro, Correa; Ben Yedder.

Out: Nolito (thigh), Geis (fitness)

Group F

Feyenoord v Manchester City

Man City: Elderson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo, Mendy; Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero, Jesus

Shakhtar Donestsk vs Napoli

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Jorginho, Hamsik, Diawara, Callejon, Insigne, Mertens

Group G

RB Leipzig vs Monaco

(To be added)

FC Porto vs Besiktas

(To be added)

Group H

Real Madrid vs Apoel

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Isco, Ronaldo

Tottenham vs Dortmund

Tottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Dier, Dembélé, Davies; Son, Eriksen; Kane.

Out: Wanyama (knee), N'Koudou (foot), Rose (knee), Alli (suspended)

Preview: Champions League match day 1 (Wednesday)

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Toprak, Zagadou; Şahin, Castro, Götze; Philipp, Pulišić; Aubameyang.

Out: Durm (hip), Schmelzer (ankle), Rode (pelvis), Guerreiro (ankle), Subotić (illness), Bartra (groin)

Doubtful: Schürrle (thigh)

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