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Live Reporting

Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    Right then, we will call it a day, eh? Thanks for reading along and clicking thumbs for the past several hours.

    Don't forget our live text and radio coverage of tonight's Champions League matches - Chelsea v Sevilla and PSG v Man Utd - will start about 18:30/18:45 BST.

    Come back and join us! Laterz/au revoir/hasta luego.

  2. You'll never train alone

    Ajax v Liverpool (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Liverpool have been training today and the super-fans/uber geeks of you out there can watch 15 minutes of their training session in the video below.

    Spoiler: Thiago and Joel Matip aren't involved.

    Jurgen Klopp will (perhaps) say more later on when he does his pre-match presser.

    View more on twitter
  3. Who will be kings of Europe?

    Champions League build-up

    Champions League returns

    Fifty eight days after Bayern Munich lifted the trophy in Lisbon, the big hitters are back in the Champions League.

    Last season's disrupted competition ended with an unlikely final four of Bayern, Paris St-Germain, Lyon and RB Leipzig.

    So who will triumph this time? And who will be the surprise packages? We asked our European football writers to make their predictions.

    Read what they think here.

  4. Who's playing who?

    All kick-off times in BST

    And tomorrow's fixtures...

    GROUP A

    • FC Red Bull Salzburg v Lokomotiv Moscow (17:55)
    • Bayern Munich v Atlético Madrid (20:00)

    GROUP B

    • Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk (17:55)
    • Inter Milan v Borussia Mönchengladbach (20:00)

    GROUP C

    • Manchester City v FC Porto (20:00)
    • Olympiakos v Marseille (20:00)

    GROUP D

    • Ajax v Liverpool (20:00)
    • FC Midtjylland v Atalanta (20:00)
  5. Who's playing who?

    All kick-off times in BST

    Quick reminder of this week's Champions League fixtures before we call it a day? Go on then...

    Tonight's fixtures:

    GROUP E

    • Chelsea v Sevilla (20:00)
    • Rennes v FK Krasnodar (20:00)

    GROUP F

    • Zenit St Petersburg v Club Bruges (17:55)
    • Lazio v Borussia Dortmund (20:00)

    GROUP G

    • Dynamo Kiev Juventus (17:55)
    • Barcelona v Ferencvaros (20:00)

    GROUP H

    • Paris St-Germain v Manchester United (20:00)
    • RB Leipzig v Istanbul Basaksehir (20:00)
  6. 'Portugal should be proud of this generation'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Pep Guardiola was very complimentary about Portugal's production line of players. Not surprising when he has got three of their national team in his squad.

    "I’m lucky to enjoy the Portuguese players in this squad.

    "I was made with players at Barca, like Luis Figo, Victor Baia and Fernando Couto, they were talented players, great professionals, incredible memories.

    "I’m a Catalan and from the Portuguese it looks quite similar, our weather, style of life, many things.

    "The national team is one of the favourites for the Euros. Ronaldo one of the best, good keeper, full-backs, fantastic squad.

    "The Portuguese players should be so proud of the generation they have."

  7. 'I wish Virgil gets well soon'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Pep Guardiola also had some warm words for Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk after his ACL injury....

    "I can’t speak about how it will affect them, Jurgen [Klopp] can talk about it. I wish Virgil gets well soon and has a good recovery.

    "I don’t like seeing important players injured.

    "I’m pretty sure, he will be strong and will come back well, waiting for him to come back and make our league better as he’s one of the best.

    "Get well soon and all the best to him and his family and all of Liverpool."

  8. 'Little gaps we need to solve'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    More from Guardiola on how far he thinks City are away from winning the Champions League: "You have to do things differently to what we've done. When you review the games, even when we lost 3-0 to Liverpool, Spurs or Lyon, I always feel we're not far away.

    "There are little gaps and we have to solve it. When you don’t solve it, it's because you don’t deserve it.

    "In this competition in some departments we need to be better. The players know it, five mins after they game they know.

    "We have the same challenge, a new opportunity. Tomorrow's the first step of many to get really far in this competition." false

  9. 'We are close to Champions League success'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Have City got to overcome a mental barrier in the Champions League? Pep doesn't think so.

    "I have the feeling we are close. Every season when I analyse when we go out, I have the feeling we are close," says the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.

    "At the same time, we make mistakes that make you feel we don’t deserve to go through. I don’t think it is mental. It is about desire and avoiding mistakes."

  10. 'I feel responsible for Lyon defeat'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Guardiola on City losing to Lyon in last season's quarter-final: "It was a tough moment. I felt so responsible. I was not able to drive the club and the players. I feel so responsible. We have to accept the reality, we were not good enough.

    "We didn’t play bad, but at the same time we made mistakes and we can't do that in this competition and go through.

    "The reality is, every player and manager, not just here, has to dream with high expectations. We have to accept it with humility."

  11. 'The reality is to win the home games'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    City boss Pep Guardiola on the importance of making a winning start to the group stage at Etihad Stadium: "The reality is to win the home games is so important for qualification. We're still a little bit away from where we want to be.

    "Oleksandr Zinchenko is back and other players are back. Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo are in good condition. We expect Benjamin Mendy back soon so the team will grow."

  12. Time for a Pep talk

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Dias has done his stint, time for a quick substitution in the City hotseat. Here's Pep...

  13. 'The pressure is a very high level'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Ruben Dias on the difference between playing for Manchester City and Benfica in the Champions League: "The pressure is greater. At Benfica, we always play to win, here it is nothing different.

    "The objective is always to be winning. It's a different context. We are at a different level. The pressure is of a very high level. That’s why I came here."

  14. Post update

    Anyway, back to the Etihad and Ruben Dias, who I think goes out with a Portuguese pop star. Maybe she might want to do a collab with Pele on the back of this.

  15. Post update

    Without having the chance to listen yet, I'm hoping there is a bossa nova vibe with some Gainsbourg-style gruff spoken word lyrics from Pele here.

  16. 'My mentality is to be as complete as I can'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Dias on the increased expectation playing for Champions League hopefuls City: "I had pressure when I was young. I had pressure when I got to Benfica’s first team. I got pressure when I went to the national team and I have pressure now. It is part of football. The higher you go the more pressure you have. I like it. It’s all good.

    "The one thing I would say is my mentality is to be as complete as I can be in every part of the game. I have been doing my best since now. I will keep doing it. Obviously it is a big part of the deal to have good people around you to learn and to learn the right way."

  17. 'Every year it starts from zero'

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester City's new Portuguese defender Ruben Dias on their hopes of winning the Champions League: "Obviously, City are in a big group of top teams who can win. Some are close, some are a little bit further away but every year it starts from zero. It’s a new year, new players in the team.

    "I have not been here for a long time, but every day is a new opportunity. We haven't been having much time for training. It is more play, train, rest, play again. Of course, you can start to feel the influence of the manager and of the players. It has been good."

  18. Post update

    Man City v Porto (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    A face has appeared in front of City's laptop - but it isn't Pep Guardiola's stubbled chops. Nope, first up is the fresher faced Ruben Dias...

  19. Post update

    Thoughts on the question posed by Simon?

    Thumbs up for Pep is already one of the GOAT.

    Thumbs down for Pep needs to prove he can win it without the GOAT.