The first UEFA Champions League match week in 2021' brings Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar back into the fray, while Jürgen Klopp is the great manager of Germany'.
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'New Klopp' could it teach the ex a thing or two?
"[He] is a big, big, big managerial talent," Jürgen Klopp said when he faced Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim in the UEFA Champions League playoffs' three years ago. His opinion has not changed since then. Even though the Reds have outstripped Hoffenheim in 2017/18', they can expect a real trial in Leipzig as Nagelsmann – still only 33 – is trying to gain a home advantage.
Neymar – Barcelona
Neymar scored two goals in the 2016/17 tour, while losing 4-0 in Paris with a 6-1 home win in 16 games. On Tuesday, he faced his former side for the first time since he went to France at the end of the match. that season, in the first UEFA Champions League match under the management of Paris''s new boss, Mauricio Pochettino'. The Brazilian finished the group stage with a hat-trick; Will he find the same acumen against Ronald Koeman's men?
Ronaldo goes to Portugal with Juventus
Now 36 years old but in his prime forever, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to his native Portugal, Portugal, to take on Juventus and Porto. Historically, Liga opposition was not at its sharpest ( Only four goals in 12 UEFA competition matches ), but the one-time Sporting CP star loves a challenge. Porto did not accept football in the last 467 minutes of the UEFA Champions League. Can they resist their nation's favorite football son?
Haaland is back: Will he get excited in Sevilla?
Despite Dortmund's last two group stage appearances, this season's six-goal joint top scorer Erling Braut Haaland will try to maintain the goal record in all UEFA Champions League matches this season with his side touch in Sevilla. The Spanish side lost 4-0 to Chelsea' in the home match in the final group stage; Can the 20-year-old find his weak spot again?