All info: Champions League in the starting blocks
The race for the European throne has begun. The German teams start with completely different signs. The most important information before the CL start. The game is underway again: Europe’s best teams are competing for the title in the Champions League, defending champions Real Madrid, Transfer-Krösus Paris Saint-Germain, the return Manchester United, the top teams of the German Bundesliga – there are many contenders for Europe’s football throne. There, on the 16th. However, a long and rocky road winds its way to the final of the royal class. On Tuesday the trip starts for FC Bayern, among others. The German record champion will receive the RSC Anderlecht at the Allianz Arena in his home country for the start of the group stage. SPORT1 will keep you up to date at 8.45 pm in the LIVETICKER and of course the Fantalk is back again. Presenter Thomas Helmer invites you to join the expert panel discussion, in which all topics related to the Champions League will be discussed in parallel with the matches (from 8 p. m. LIVE on TV on SPORT1) Borussia Dortmund will also be starting on Wednesday with an away game at Tottenham Hotspur in the European Cup adventure, while RB Leipzig will host AS Monaco for its premiere. Also these games (20.45 hrs) can be watched in the LIVETICKER on SPORT1. de and in the SPORT1 App: Before the starting signal in the preliminary round, SPORT1 provides the most important information. If we can create counter-attacks, it can hurt Bavaria,”said the Swiss referee Paulo Tagliavento, who will be playing the opening match of the Bayern in the premier class against RSC Anderlecht on Tuesday. For the first time, however, Tagliavento is leading a match of the German record champion FC Bayern Bayern, FC Bayern, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund – three teams that start the Champions League under completely different circumstances. The German champions, however, failed in their first season under coach Carlo Ancelotti in the quarter-finals. With Pep Guardiola never seen in three years (champions’ league tables), the criticism of Ancelotti has not only increased since his defeat of Real. His team’s first appearances this season were not very convincing. It is mandatory to reach the round of sixteen, and with PSG the FCB will have a duel for first place. The club’s own claim prohibits the team from ending before the quarter-finals, and Leipzig also qualified for the first time for the top division after the first season in the Bundesliga. The supposedly easy group with Monaco, FC Porto and Besiktas Istanbul is completely open. Even though the international competition is uncharted territory, the knockout phase is definitely on its way (the Champions League’s schedule) and Dortmund knows their way around the Champions League and will be able to compete with almost any team on a good day – even if Ousmane Dembele is no longer one of the guarantee for success in the last season. In Group H, BVB once again measures itself against Real. However, since Tottenham is also the English runner-up in the group, progress is not guaranteed at least, and since last season at the latest, it’s clear that the curse of the defending champion has been broken. Real Madrid won the title against Juventus Turin for the second time in a row, and this season’s Henkelpott is likely to be over the royalty once again. Zinedine Zidane’s team continues to be of great class and experience, with virtually no significant retirements. In addition, young stars such as Marco Asensio are already ready to play for the next generation. Cristiano Ronaldo’s starting squad remains the top favourite, with many eyes also set on Paris. With the million-dollar purchases of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG is an impressive offensive, including Edinson Cavani, Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria. But also in England there was a lot of shopping again (tips and prizes: SPORT1 betting game for the royal class)Pep Guardiola changed his squad at Manchester City and Manchester United has caught Romelu Lukaku among others. In addition, Liverpool FC Liverpool have finally internalised Jürgen Klopp’s football, and Chelsea have regained their former efficiency under Antonio Conte. Even though the English teams in Europe have been underdogs in recent years, these teams should at least be kept on paper, and Juventus Turin and Barcelona are among the favourites, as always. FC Bayern, the winner of 2013, is unlikely to be able to make the big coup, at least in its current condition, and almost everything will remain the same this season: ZDF will continue to broadcast a match live on free TV on Wednesday. All other games are available for a fee from Sky. On Tuesdays, SPORT1 also shows you the Fantalk parallel to the games. Presenter Thomas Helmer invites you to the expert panel discussion, where everything about the Champions League and football in general is discussed.