After a thrilling and exciting Matchday 1, UEFA Champions League will be back with Matchday 2 and you cannot afford to miss this one. The most prestigious tournament of club football in Europe is staged every year and invites champions from across Europe to battle for the crown. The holders Real Madrid are looking keen to showcase a tough title defense but this time round, the competition has new entrants like Leicester that can surprise big time.
Matchday 1 saw some dazzling but close encounters and also mind-boggling hammering from some giants. Barça thrashed Celtic, Bayern showed no mercy for the minnows Rostov, while Man City and Dortmund demolished their opponents with big margins. However, the biggest surprise of the week came when Leicester defeated Club Brugge 3-0 away from home. It was an impressive opening statement by the Foxes.
Matchday 2 will be no different and you can expect the same ambiance and atmosphere across Europe when the UEFA anthem will be played. For now, here’s the UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 preview to guide you further:
Dortmund is on a roll and there’s no stopping them as the side is scoring goals like never before. Real Madrid, after 4 consecutive victories, managed to draw their previous two encounters in La Liga and taking such form to Germany, the first loss of the season is on the cards. Well, you can’t just write off the Madrid outfit and with a destructive squad like Real, Dortmund should plan something real big.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 26, 2016
After a remarkable and memorable victory in their opening fixture, the English Champions, Leicester, will be hosting their first home game in the Champions League. However, the side received a hammering in the Premier League at the hands of Man Utd and playing against Porto in such circumstances will be challenging. But the confidence is there and the Foxes can stun the Portuguese big time.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) September 26, 2016
A shocking home defeat for Tottenham at Wembley in the opening fixture against Monaco was a point that asked Pochettino and his men to reassess their plans. However, the trip to Russia favors the London-based club and will not be a tough encounter. Still, Spurs need to bring their A game against the Russian side to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 26, 2016
The clash of the group will see Atletico Madrid against Bayern and with vengeance on the mind; the German side will be hostile. Atletico Madrid defeated Bayern last time in the Champions League and are in fine form, but a trip to Munich will test their nerves to a greater extent. Bayern loves to score goals but scoring too many against Atletico will be close to impossible. However, the result of this encounter will rub the dust from Group D.