The Champions League returns this week, and we're getting down to the "business end" of the competition. While Bayern don't play until Wednesday, we do have a full slate of interesting games taking place on Tuesday.
Basel vs. Chelsea - TV & Streaming
Steaua Bucuresti vs. Schalke - TV & Streaming
Chelsea can win the group with a victory over Basel, but it won't be easier. Basel's one win in the group thus far came at Stamford Bridge. For Schalke, if they can take all three points against Steaua coupled with a Chelsea win over Basel, Die Könisblauen will clinch a spot in the next round. Anything else, and Schalke will be looking at a "do or die" match against Basel in Matchday 6.
Arsenal vs. Marseille - TV & Streaming
Borussia Dortmund vs. Napoli - TV & Streaming
Tuesdays match at home against Napoli is an absolute must-wing for BVB. Yes, they're hampered by injuries at the moment, but they need to figure out a way to take all three points. Marseille have been just awful in this competition to date, and it's likely not going to get any easier for them. Arsenal are decent this year.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Atletico Madrid - TV & Streaming
Porto vs. Austria Vienna - TV & Streaming
While Atletico is running away with the group, the real battle is for second place. If Zenit are able to take any points from Atletico with a match against Vienna remaining, they will basically clinch their way into the next round. Porto are facing a must win tomorrow against Vienna with a trip to Atletico remaining.
Ajax vs. Barcelona - TV & Streaming
Celtic vs. Milan - TV & Streaming
Barcelona have already clinched advancement to the next round, but they'll win the group with a point in their match against Ajax. This is where things get interesting, though. Milan, Ajax, and Celtic are on 5, 4, and 3 points respectively. At this point, while the likeliest result is that Milan joins Barcelona in the knockout rounds, anything is possible.
What game(s) will you be watching?
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