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Summary

  1. Juventus win on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Man Utd
  2. Man City put on masterclass to beat Shakhtar
  3. Tottenham and Liverpool in action on Wednesday
  4. Get involved - #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    And with that, it's time to wrap things up.

    Don't forget to tune in later for coverage of today's matches on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, while you can also catch 5 live Final Score on the Red Button.

    The perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening.

    Until then...

  2. Reds heading for Europa League?

    Liverpool v Red Star Belgrade (20:00 BST)

    According to Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Gracenote, Liverpool's defeat at Napoli means they could miss out on a place in the Champions League knockout stages.

    "Liverpool are now third favourites to reach the Champions League last 16 from Group C after losing to Napoli three weeks ago. The Serie A team have 63% chance of progress while Liverpool are just behind on 62% according to the Euro Club Index," he explained.

    "Paris St-Germain are favourites but are far from certain to go through with 73% chance of a place in the last 16. Group C is the only group in which three teams currently have at least 60% chance of finishing in the top two and is therefore the most open of the eight groups.

    "Liverpool's next two matches, against the group's minnows Red Star, are therefore crucial to the Reds' chance of a place in the knockout phase."

  3. Red Star fans banned from Anfield

    Liverpool v Red Star Belgrade (20:00 BST)

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    Video caption: Liverpool would have had no problem with Belgrade fans at Anfield - Klopp

    Having lost to Napoli after conceding a late goal in Italy last time out, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is targeting the visit of Red Star to return to winning ways in Europe.

    The Serbian champions are bottom of the group with one point from two games and were banned from selling tickets to supporters for the game at Anfield after incidents during and after their team's play-off round tie at RB Saltzburg on 29 August.

    "It's not nice for the people from Belgrade but we would not have had a problem if their fans had been here," said Klopp.

    "We are looked at as one of the most experienced sides in the competition, but we are still pretty fresh compared to other teams in the competition.

    "We need to be on our toes and it will be difficult for Belgrade, and that is good."

  4. Mane in contention for Liverpool

    Liverpool v Red Star Belgrade (20:00 BST)

    Mane

    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could feature in his side's Champions League game with Red Star Belgrade tonight, a week after having surgery on a hand injury.

    Mane, 26, missed Saturday's Premier League win at Huddersfield after damaging his hand playing for Senegal.

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said Mane was in contention to feature but Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita will not play.

    Midfielder Henderson has a hamstring injury and will also miss Saturday's Premier League home game with Cardiff.

    "Mane looked good in training the last few days, completely normal, and if nothing happens he is in contention," said Klopp, whose side are second in Group C.

    "Henderson is not serious but he will not be available for this weekend either, so the next two games he is out."

  5. Pochettino urges fans to take care

    PSV v Tottenham (17:55 BST)

    After unsavoury clashes between supporters when the two clubs played in the Uefa Cup in 2008, Spurs fans can only collect their tickets at a dedicated collection booth in Eindhoven, run by the club's ticket office staff.

    And Mauricio Pochettino has urged travelling fans to stay safe.

    "My advice is to take care about what you are going to do," said the Argentine.

    "It's about supporting your team but always with limits, and try to behave in the way that we expect and want. We want all the news to be about what's on the pitch."

    PSV progressed 6-5 via a penalty shootout in that Uefa Cup last-16 meeting 10 years ago, with Pascal Chimbonda guiding his penalty wide for Spurs.

  6. 'We need three points'

    PSV v Tottenham (17:55 BST)

    Pochettino

    Spurs are without a point in Group B following losses to Inter Milan and Barcelona and, although defeat on Wednesday night would not mathematically knock them out, only one team has ever qualified after losing their opening three group games - Newcastle United in 2002-03.

    "Both teams need to win, so it will be a great game," said boss Mauricio Pochettino.

    "For us it's a game where we need to get the three points and we need to play thinking like that, and if we want to be alive in this competition. My approach is always to win."

  7. Eriksen fit but Alli misses out

    PSV v Tottenham (17:55 BST)

    Eriksen

    Tottenham will still be without midfielder Dele Alli, who has a hamstring injury, for their crucial Champions League game at PSV Eindhoven, but Christian Eriksen will be in the squad.

    Alli, 22, has missed the last four games but is building up his fitness after returning to training.

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino added: "Christian Eriksen is fit to be selected and we'll see if he will play from the start of the game or from the bench."

    Defenders Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) are still out.

    Spurs and PSV have both lost their opening two Group B games, with Barcelona and Inter Milan collecting maximum points so far.

  8. Tonight's action

    And so to tonight, or late afternoon with the introduction of these new Champions League kick-off times...

    Two English sides are in action as Tottenham travel to PSV and Liverpool Crvena Zvezda, or Red Star Belgrade to you and I.

    There are a couple of corking ties elsewhere in Europe, though, with Barcelona versus Inter Milan definitely worth keeping an eye on and Atletico Madrid's trip to Borussia Dortmund set to be pretty tasty too.

  9. 'Say cheese... '

    Manchester United 0-1 Juventus

    Ronaldo

    In fact, the only person in a United shirt beyond the starting XI to make it on to the hallowed Old Trafford turf last night was the pitch invader pictured above.

    And for his troubles, he got a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo - mid-struggle with a steward.

  10. 'I really missed Fellaini'

    Manchester United 0-1 Juventus

    Fellaini

    Now then, 1-0 down in a Champions League game at home and struggling to find a leveller, you might think Jose Mourinho would turn to his bench for inspiration.

    Manchester United made no substitutions during their defeat by Juventus at Old Trafford, and Mourinho says injuries for Marouane Fellaini, Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard left him without any options - with 18-year-old Tahith Chong his only attacking player on the bench.

    “Bear in mind Sanchez was in the stand,” Mourinho told the club website. “Lingard was in the stand. Fellaini may have been in the stand or at home as I didn’t see him.

    ”The only really attacking option was a young 18-year-old lad who has never played in the first team before. Given the dynamic of the game, I didn’t feel it was appropriate to bring him on.

    "You can’t expect a kid making his debut in a game like this to give you something like scoring a goal. So that’s why I didn’t make any changes on the pitch.

    “I really missed Fellaini because when we are dominant, we are playing in the opponents' half and the opponent closes the way they did, and they brought [Andrea] Barzagli as a third centre-back, Fellaini is a player that gives us different things."

  11. Post update

    The BBC gossip column is full of speculation about Julen Lopetegui's future today.

    Sacking manager him would cost Real Madrid 18 million euros (£16m), says Sport.

    Lopetegui will be sacked and reserve team boss Santiago Solari, 42, placed in interim charge for Sunday's El Clasico against Barcelona, reckons the Star.

    Former Spain coach Lopetegui will still be in charge for El Clasico, explains Mundo Deportivo.

    Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has suggested Lopetegui is not in immediate danger of the sack and everything at the club "is totally normal", reports the Mail.

  12. Lopetegui to go before El Clasico?

    Real Madrid 2-1 Viktoria Plzen

    Julen Lopetegui

    Asked afterwards whether he would be in charge for the weekend's El Clasico at Barcelona, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said: "This question is not for me. We are thinking about preparing for Sunday's game which is very important, and we will go with great ambition."

  13. Real stop the rot...

    Real Madrid 2-1 Viktoria Plzen

    European champions for the past three seasons, Real Madrid were also in action last night.

    The Spanish giants headed into the game on the back of four defeats in five games in all competitions, with coach Julen Lopetegui's job reportedly hanging by a thread.

    Karim Benzema's header gave Real the lead in the 11th minute - his 57th goal in the Champions League- and Marcelo dinked home a second before Patrik Hrosovsky drove in for Plzen, but it was hardly a convincing display from the hosts.

  14. De Bruyne impresses on return

    Shakhtar 0-3 Manchester City

    De Bruyne

    On a night full of positives for Manchester City, playmaker Kevin De Bruyne marked his return to the starting line-up with an impressive performance.

    The Belgium midfielder has endured a frustrating campaign through injury but he made up for lost time with an energetic display.

    De Bruyne set the tone for a lively performance by forcing Andriy Pyatov into an early save following a short corner, before providing the assist for Laporte's goal.

    With City coasting, Guardiola replaced De Bruyne with Bernardo Silva with around 20 minutes remaining - the Portuguese responding by scoring for the third successive game for club and country.

  15. City 'in control of destiny'

    Shakhtar 0-3 Manchester City

    Group F table

    That surprise 2-1 opening home defeat by Lyon in September seems a long time ago now for Manchester City.

    Having bounced back with a 2-1 win in Germany against Hoffenheim, the prospect of a long journey to face experienced European opponents was a potentially daunting one.

    Yet the 600 travelling fans who made the 4,000-mile round trip were rewarded with a stellar performance and a result that took their team one point clear of Lyon, who had started the day top of the group but were held at Hoffenheim.

    "We have recovered well from Lyon and now it's in our hands," said Pep Guardiola.

    "We can control our destiny now. It was so important to get this result and we will enjoy tonight and the next few days with this victory."

  16. Man City in control in Ukraine

    Shakhtar 0-3 Manchester City

    Manchester City captain David Silva volleyed the visitors into the lead soon after his flick had come back off a post.

    French defender Aymeric Laporte headed the second after a corner by Kevin de Bruyne, who was making his first start of the season following a knee injury, before substitute Bernardo Silva made it 3-0 with a shot that went in off the post.

    City had 14 shots in the first half alone in Kharkiv, Riyad Mahrez seeing an effort cleared off the line by Yaroslav Rakitskiy when the game was goalless.

    Raheem Sterling also hit the bar in the dying moments.

  17. Best we have played - Pep

    Shakhtar 0-3 Manchester City

    Guardiola

    Right, back to the Champions League, and this time Manchester City.

    Boss Pep Guardiola says his side played the best football of his time in charge as they swept aside Shakhtar Donetsk to go top of Champions League Group F.

    The English champions dominated from start to finish, with captain David Silva and defender Aymeric Laporte scoring in the first half before substitute Bernardo Silva sealed the points in Ukraine.

    Guardiola, appointed in July 2016, described the performance as "outstanding" and "incredible" as Shakhtar were beaten at home by an English side in Europe for the first time.

    "Our first half was the best we have played in the last three seasons, since I've been here," said the Spaniard. "We were outstanding - we created a lot of chances."

  18. Alonso has 'outstanding ability'

    Marcos Alonso arrived at Stamford Bride from Fiorentina in August 2016 and has since bagged Premier League and FA Cup winners' medals, as well as getting a call up to the Spain squad.

    Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are delighted to be extending Marcos’ contract.

    "In the past two seasons he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain international."

    At 27, his new deal will run to 2023.

  19. Alonso commits to Blues

    Alonso

    "I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world," said the Spain international and one-time Bolton Wanderers star.

    "It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more."

  20. Post update

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