LONDON - Bayern Munich's home game with
Manchester City is the highlight of the second round of
Champions League group matches on Tuesday and victory for the
Germans would put them in the box seat in the tournament's most
The Bavarians, who are in fine form and occupy top spot in
the Bundesliga after seven games, can make it two wins out of
two in Group A which also contains Napoli and Villarreal who
meet in Italy.
Manchester United host Swiss side Basel while Inter Milan
travel to CSKA Moscow for their first European game under new
coach Claudio Ranieri.
United will be forced to ring the changes as they go in
search of their first win in Group C, with in-form strikers
Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez among a glut of absentees for
last season's beaten finalists.
Inter, who sacked coach Gian Piero Gasperini last week, hope
to repair some of the damage done by their opening-round Group B
defeat by Turkish side Trabzonspor and build on Saturday's first
Serie A win of the season against Bologna.
Nine-times European champions Real Madrid look to put an
uninspiring start to their domestic campaign behind them with a
home victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Group D which also features
Olympique Lyon's tie with Dinamo Zagreb.
Trabzonspor host Lille in the other match in Group B and
Romanians Otelul Galati entertain Benfica in Group C.
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