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Tuesday Champions League Discussion: Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Real Madrid

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and Real Madrid are all in action today.

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The group stage of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League kicks off shortly. While the greatest team in the world FC Bayern Munich do not kick off until tomorrow, there are some interesting games taking place today, so why don't we discuss the action?

Group A

Juventus vs Malmö

Juventus will host Malmö at the Juventus Stadium in Torino. The Italians will be the heavy favorites in this one and shouldn't have too much trouble. However, they'll be without their starting midfield of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal. Juventus struggled mightily last year in the group stages, and they don't want to start this year's competition with anything other than a win against the (on paper) weakest team in the group.

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Olympiakos vs Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid made it all the way to last season's Champions League Final before falling to Real Madrid in extra time. This season, they'll kick off their tournament with a trip to the cauldron that is the Karaiskakis Stadium. Olympiakos will be looking to score an upset against this new look Atletico team that lost 10 players over the summer, but they're going to have their work cut out for them.

All television and streaming information here.

Group B

Liverpool vs Ludogorets Razgrad

The story of how Ludogorets Razgrad actually qualified for the group stage of the Champions League is pretty wild, but I think they're in for several bad defeats in this group.

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Real Madrid vs FC Basel

The defending champions will start this competition at home in a match that they should win easily. Boy, this group isn't a lot of fun.

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Group C

AS Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen

Our Bundesliga brethren start the competition away to Ligue 1 runners up. With the way that Leverkusen has started this Bundesliga season, they should go and beat a Monaco side that has sold the majority of their best players. Oh, what's that? You hadn't heard that Monaco's owner had to pay his wife $4.5 billion with a capital B in a divorce settlement? This Leverkusen team excites me. I think they'll not embarrass themselves for once in this competition.

All television and streaming information here.

Benfica vs Zenit St. Petersburg

Andre Villas-Boas has Zenit roaring to start the Russian Premier League season with seven straight wins to start. They're going to seriously challenge to top this group this year. Several of their players are returning to Benfica where they used to play their football, so some emotions might be running high to start.

All television and streaming information here.

Group D

Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal

This should easily be the most entertaining match of the day. While the two sides have faced each other in the group stage of this tournament for what seems like forever, both teams made big changes to their sides in the summer. Arsenal do have the advantage in this one due to the number of injuries that Borussia Dortmund are facing at the moment.

All television and streaming information here.

Galatasaray vs Anderlecht

Clearly the weaker two teams in this group, both are climbing a massive uphill battle to overtake Dortmund or Arsenal. Galatasaray are the stronger team, but a slip-up in either match against Anderlecht will probably see them not advance to the knock out round.

All television and streaming information here.

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