Champions League team news

Team news, match facts and videos from tonight's Champions League matches, with Chelsea kicking off their title defence against Juventus.

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GROUP E

CHELSEA v JUVENTUS

Chelsea kick off the defence of their European crown with a mouth-watering clash with Italian giants Juventus at Stamford Bridge.

SHAKHTAR v NORDSJAELLAND

Danish side Nordsjælland join Malaga and Montpellier in making their debut in the competition, with a tough away trip to Shakhtar Donetsk.

GROUP F

BAYERN MUNICH v VALENCIA

Bayern Munich will be out to prove they have erased the bitter taste of last season's final defeat by Chelsea when they host Spain's Valencia.

LILLE v BATE BORISOV

BATE Borisov travel to northern France looking to get off to a good start in their bid to get past the group stages for the first time.

GROUP G

BARCELONA v SPARTAK MOSCOW

Lionel Messi is expected to return for Barca as they kick off their bid to make it four Champions League titles out of the last eight.

CELTIC v BENFICA

Celtic welcome two-times winners Benfica to Parkhead in the knowledge the Portuguese side have lost both their previous Champions League away games against the Hoops.

GROUP H

MANCHESTER UNITED v GALATASARAY

Manchester United begin a Champions League campaign for the 17th consecutive season - the longest current run - against Turkish side Galatasaray.

BRAGA v CFR CLUJ

Braga make just their second appearance in the competition while Cluj take their bow for a third time.

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