Chelsea and Sevilla are close to the next stage, Álvaro Morata is on top and Ronald Koeman seeks improvement at Barcelona. See what the first night of Matchday 4' has to offer.
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Fixtures on Tuesdays (click for live broadcast) *
Group E : Krasnodar – Seville (18:55 CET)
Group E : Rennes – Chelsea (18:55 CET)
Group F : Lazio – Zenit
Group F : Dortmund – Club Brugge
Group G : Dynamo Kyiv – Barcelona
Group G : Juventus – Ferencváros
Group H : Manchester United – Istanbul Basaksehir
Group H : Paris – Leipzig
* Unless specified 21:00 CET
Chelsea and Sevilla in the top 16
The race to be the first to round 16 this season could be a photo finish; Both of Tuesday's Group E matches will kick off at 18:55 CET', and after their home wins in Game 3 against Rennes and Krasnodar', Chelsea and Sevilla start the day six points ahead of the bottom two games in the division. If the Blues win in France and the UEFA Europa League owners win in Russia, both sides will be guaranteed a top two spot. "We want to win [in Rennes] with a good performance," Blues''s Timo Werner told UEFA.com'. "And then we want to fight Sevilla for first place in the group."
Álvaro Morata rolls in Juventus'
The birth of his third child, Eduardo', in September may have pushed Juventus''s forward Álvaro Morata' into the late hours, but that didn't stop him from shining in the evening. On par with Diogo Jota, Marcus Rashford and Erling Braut Haaland, the top-ranked Spaniard in this season's group stage goalscorer has scored four of Juve''s six goals and may want a few more when his side meets Ferencváros'. On loan from Atlético de Madrid', the 27-year-old enjoys playing alongside Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo and says: "I just have to adapt to his qualifications and use his skills to score as many goals as possible."
Will Barcelona freeze in Kiev?
There is no team that has won their group 21 times more than Barcelona, but if Ronald Koeman's team is in a good position in Group G, Dynamo Kyiv had a tough test despite losing 2-1 in Game 3. Ukrainian side's coach Mircea Lucescu was reluctant to anticipate the same for the return fixture in Kiev, as Barcelona "learned from us" but Barcelona remained as progress and both Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto were "learning" Atl3Té39 on Saturday. Realized that he had lost from injury in the 1-0 defeat in Madrid. “We just need to focus on winning one set of games,” Koeman said. "But we need to improve things defensively and offensively."
Başakşehir aims for victory at Old Trafford'
While Istanbul Başakşehir''s 2-1' win against Manchester United in Game 3 was considered a historic success in the Turkish press, while defender Rafael was shining with his performance against his former team, coach Okan Buruk stared: "A win will put pressure on us to qualify in the third game. United beat Leipzig' 5-0 in their last Group H home match, but this was only their second win in their last seven UEFA Champions League home games. Will Turkish champion Ole Gunnar catch Solskjærs's side cold again?
Lazio holding their heads
Lazio made their way back to the group stage after beating Dortmund 3-1 in Game 1 after a 13-year absence, but Simone Inzaghi''s side were relieved by taking two points from their later games as only six of them were sick and injured. The starters of the 1st match made the team draw 1-1 in Club Brugge and Zenit'. The international break may have alleviated Lazio''s problems, and their spirit in difficulties contributes to its strengthening as well as welcoming Zenit'. "We played two away games with very few players," Inzaghi said. "We missed key players," added midfielder Marco Parolo. "But we are united as a group."
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