Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting. As per, the usual contenders will be right up there. However, the possibility for an upset this year is real.
With that in mind, we will look at first week of action in the competition. With eight games on Tuesday and eight more on Wednesday, football fans will have several matches that are must-watch contests. From Inter Milan’s return to Cristiano Ronaldo’s European debut with Juventus, to powerhouses such as Manchester City, Bayern Munich and PSG taking to the European field for the first time. Nobody will want to miss what will happen on Europe’s biggest stage. Undoubtedly, it is going to be a thrilling opening to the tournament!
Let’s not forget about the Europa League, either. While the quality of matches won’t be the same as the Champions League, there are enough quality teams to keep an eye on this competition on Thursday evenings. Reigning champions Atletico Madrid won’t participate, but teams such as Chelsea, Lazio, Marseille (last season’s finalists), Villarreal, Sevilla, RB Leipzig, AC Milan will all be involved. How could you NOT watch it, too?
Without further ado, let’s proceed. These are the five games (combined between both tournaments) you must absolutely watch during the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League’s and the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League’s Matchweek 1.