Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Tuesday)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Tuesday)

- Champions League match day 3 begins with fixtures on Tuesday

- Real Madrid welcome Tottenham, Man City welcome free-scoring Napoli

- Madrid missing Bale, Kovačić, Carvajal while Spurs without Alli

- Liverpool winless in the competition this season travel to Maribor

The UEFA Champions League return tonight with the first set of match day three clashes.

Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur is the big match tonight while Manchester City's clash against Napoli is billed as a match up between the two best teams in Europe right now.

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Tuesday)

It is Ronaldo vs Kane in the Champions League tonight

Winless Liverpool face Maribor in their clash while AS Monaco vs Besitas is another generating a lot of buzz around Europe.

All matches to kick off at 7.45pm.

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Below are the matches to be played, team news and possible line-ups;

Group E

Maribor v Liverpool

Maribor: Handanović; Milec, Rajčevič, Šuler/Billong, Viler; Kabha, Vrhovec; Pihler (Bajde), Ahmedi, Bohar; Tavares.

Out: Šme (knee)

Doubtful: Šuler (ankle)

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Out: Mané (hamstring), Lallana (thigh), Clyne (back), Masterson (suspended)

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Saido Mane is missing for tonight's clash. Photo: Liverpoolfc.com

Spartak Moskva v Sevilla

Spartak: Selikhov; Eschenko, Dzhikiya, Tasci, Bocchetti, Kombarov; Fernando, Glushakov, Samedov; Luiz Adriano, Promes.

Out: Zobnin (knee), Rebrov (knee), Tigiev (knee), Timofeev (knee), Zé Luís (stomach), Ananidze (calf).

Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mercado, Kjær, Lenglet, Escudero; Vázquez, Pizarro, Banega; Correa, Ben Yedder, Nolito.

Out: Carriço (thigh), Pareja (pelvis), N'Zonzi (ankle)

Group F

Manchester City v Napoli

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sané.

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Manchester City are coming into this match on the back of a 7 - 2 win. Photo: Uefa.com

Out: Kompany (calf), Mendy (knee)

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Diawara, Hamšík; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.

Out: Milik (knee)

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Insigne and Mertens are going to line up as attackers against City. Photo: Uefa.com

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Feyenoord vs Shakhter

Feyenoord: Jones; Amrabat, Van Beek, St. Juste, Haps; El Ahmadi, Toornstra, Vilhena; Berghuis, Boetius, Larsson.

Out: Botteghin (knee), Van der Heijden (calf), Tapia (hamstring), Diks (concussion)

Doubtful: Kramer (groin)

Shakhtar: Pytov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra.

Out: Srna (unavailable), Malyshev (knee), Kryvtsov (knee), Dentinho (unspecified)

Group G

Monaco v Beşiktaş

Monaco: Subašić; Touré, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibé; Lopes, Moutinho, Fabinho, Lemar; Falcao, Baldé.

Out: Jovetić (thigh)

Beşiktaş: Fabricio; Medel, Pepe, Tošić, Caner Erkin; Oğuzhan Özyakup, Hutchinson; Quaresma, Talisca, Babel; Cenk Tosun.

Out: Atınç Nukan (knee), Gökhan Töre (knee), Orkan Çınar (groin)

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AS Monaco reached the semi-finals last season. Photo: Squawka

RB Leipzig v Porto

RB Leipzig: Gulácsi; Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Demme, Keïta; Sabitzer, Forsberg; Poulsen, Ausgustin.

Out: none

Doubtful: Klostermann (thigh), Werner (spine)

Porto: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Alex Telles; Danilo; Herrera, Sérgio Oliveira; Marega, Aboubakar, Brahimi.

Out: Diogo Leite (suspended), Soares (fitness)

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Group H

Real Madrid v Tottenham

Madrid: Keylor Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Bale (calf), Kovačić (adductor), Carvajal (illness)

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Zidane will be counting on his star man Cristiano Ronaldo tonight. Photo: Uefa.com

Tottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Aurier, Winks, Dier, Trippier; Eriksen, Son; Kane.

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Tuesday)

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in his last Champions League game against APOEL. Photo: Uefa.com

Out: Alli (suspended), N'Koudou (head), Dembélé (ankle), Wanyama (knee), Davies (illness)

Doubtful: Rose (match fitness)

APOEL v Dortmund

APOEL: Waterman; Vouros, Jesús Rueda, Merkis, Lago; Zahid, Vinicius, Nuno Morais, Aloneftis; Sallai; De Camargo.

Out: Bertoglio (thigh), Efrem (shoulder), Carlão (hamstring)

Doubtful: Milanov (tendonitis)

Dortmund: Bürki; Zagadou, Bartra, Papastathopoulos, Toljan; Castro, Nuri Şahin; Yarmolenko, Kagawa, Pulišić; Aubameyang.

Out: Piszczek (knee), Durm (hip), Raphaël Guerreiro (ankle), Schürrle (thigh)

Doubtful: Schmelzer (ankle)

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