Sergey Rebrov and Kilian Mbappe need to discuss personal matters in the 2nd round.
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Group E : Krasnodar v Chelsea (18:55 CET)
Group E : Seville - Rennes
Group F : Dortmund - Zenith
Group F : Bruges - Lazio
Group G : Juventus - Barcelona
Group G : Ferencvaros - Dynamo Kiev
Group H : Istanbul Basaksehir - Paris (18:55 CET)
Group H : Manchester United - Leipzig
Rebrov against his first love
Coach Sergei Rebrov will be in the spotlight as Ferencváros play their first home game in the group stage since 1995. The 46-year-old has distinguished himself brilliantly over two seasons as a Dynamo striker and then led the club to two league titles as coach in 2014-17. ... “I didn't want a Ukrainian team in our group, especially Dynamo,” he admitted. “But now I'm Ferencváros’s coach, and we will treat them like any other rival.”
Mbappe came out to end the fruitless spell
Paris Kylian Mbappe should have shown toothlessness in a 2-1 loss to United in the first round; he appeared on the cover L & #039; Équipe under the heading: "Unrecognizable." The 21-year-old has scored four goals in his first four Ligue 1 games this season, but is going through the longest period of sterility in the UEFA Champions League: six no-goal matches - so there will be no goals in 2020. home group stage match?
Juventus v Barcelona: heavyweight clash
The meeting of the Italian champions and the Spanish giants is always a great celebration. Juventus' record in 11 UEFA games against Barça is W3 D4 L4 and they have not scored in their last three meetings (D2 L1). Curiously, Andrea Pirlo's last appearance as a Juve player was a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final; could he now celebrate his arrival as coach here with a victory?
Can Chelsea leave their mark on Russia?
Chelsea's draw against Sevilla in Round 1 was overshadowed in England by United's triumph in Paris, but a clean slate for Frank Lampard's famous but sometimes absent-minded side probably deserves more comment. The Blues have not won a European game in 2020 when Bayern's badly lost in the round of 16 last season; Will they be able to overshadow Krasnodar when the Russian rookies play their first group stage home match?
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