Points to note on Tuesday
With Liverpool hungry to bounce back, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid can avenge humiliating defeats as Matchday 5 begins.
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Tuesday fixtures (click for live broadcast) *
Group A : Lokomotiv Moscow – Salzburg (18:55 CET)
Group A : Atlético de Madrid – Bayern
Group B : Shakhtar Donetsk – Real Madrid (18:55 CET)
Group B : Monchengladbach – Internazionale
Group C : Marseille – Olympiacos
Group C : Porto – Manchester City
Group D : Liverpool – Ajax
Group D : Atalanta – Midtjylland
* Unless specified 21:00 CET
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Liverpool Echo , Describing the hosts' 2-0-#39 defeat to Atalanta in Game 4 since 2014' as "worryingly unpleasant – tired, weak and out of ideas", the Reds' less affected by it. Jürgen Klopp''s side is still at the top of Group D', but they welcome a revitalized Ajax'. "We didn't do our best, but we have to pick ourselves up and go again next week," said Klopp, whose team will qualify for the last 16 if they avoid defeat against their Dutch visitors.
Will Atlético end Bayern''s streak?
Bayern''s record-breaking UEFA Champions League winning streak now spans 16 games, but with a round of 16' and now the top spot secured, will this run finally end in Madrid'? Atlético lost 4-0 at Munich' in Game 1, but if that result made Hansi Flick''s team proud, Diego Simeone''s men haven't looked that bright since then. "Never write us down," said midfielder Héctor Herrera after playing for Bavaria; however, with just five points, the Spaniards are not yet sure they will reach the 16th round for the eighth consecutive season.
Madrid seeks satisfaction at Shakhtar'
Zinédine Zidane, after losing 3-2 at home to Shakhtar' in Game 1, "This kind of game can't happen." Said. Real Madrid have since amassed seven points while Pitmen have failed to score in three matchdays, but Group B still looks tight with two games left. In addition, the Belgian ace will miss Spanish champions Eden Hazard after he caught a muscle injury in a 2-1 away loss to Deportivo Alavés'. "We have to keep working," said midfielder Casemiro after this defeat. "A lot of football left."
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Group C was divided quite sharply between the haves and the non-haves; Man. City are trailing by 12 points, but with Porto currently sitting well with nine points, the defeat at home to Josep Guardiola' could give Olympiacos' a chance to reject the 16 berth in Game 6. "The profile and history of the club in the Champions League," said coach Sérgio Conceição. "We still need a spot and we have to fight for it."
Marseille hope 13 may remain unlucky numbers
Having won the first edition of the UEFA Champions League, Marseille has made its mark in tournament history in a less heroic way recently, with 2-0-#39 home comebacks against Porto, setting a record of 13 straight group stage defeats. local newspaper the next morning La Provence "The club will still be teased for this run a few years from now," he wrote. Boss André Villas-Boas has to rally his troops when they welcome Olympiacos: "We can't finish the group like this and hopefully we get to the Europa League."
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