UEFA Champions League Open Thread, Wednesday September 14th

It's going to be tough to live up to yesterday's games; Milan nicking a point from Barcelona at the death at Camp Nou, Ivan Perisic's stunning volley to bring Borussia Dortmund level with Arsenal, Hulk's jaw-dropping free kick for Porto against Shakhtar Donetsk. Best of all, every game was competitive; Chelsea's 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen was the day's most lopsided result and that was 0-0 until the 67th minute. You'll occasionally see some pretty one-sided affairs at this stage of the Champions League; not yesterday.

Still, there are some very intriguing looking games on today's slate. Manchester City-Napoli is probably the most high profile of the bunch, and Kirsten will be in the corner breathing into a paper bag with occasional tequila breaks for the duration. Benefica-Manchester United is getting plenty of hype as well because, you know, Manchester United and all, but Benefica are a fine team and could well make this one interesting. Villarreal-Bayern Munich features two big clubs with a lot of first-rate talent.

In terms of games not involving Big-Three leagues, Ajax-Lyon has the potential to be a great one; same for Lille-CSKA Moscow. And in games with the potential to get ugly, Dinamo Zagreb hosts Real Madrid while Trabzonspor travels to the San Siro to face Inter Milan. Will the big boys take care of business? What young star from a lesser know league, beloved by fans as a deity, perform well enough for Manchester City to pay £50 million to put on their bench? Will Kirsten make it through the afternoon?

For live coverage of today's Champions League games, head on over to SB Nation Soccer.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker