Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

- AS Roma travel to England to face Chelsea who are top of group C

- Manchester United's Matic and Lindelof could face former team Benfica

- Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Bailly missing for United

- PSG missing Cavani, Thiago Silva, Verrati, Motta for Anderletcht clash

The Champions League match day three tie continues on Wednesday after Tuesday's matches.

Chelsea, coming on the back on the back of two consecutive league loses face AS Roma who lost 1 - 0 at home to Napoli in the league.

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

Antonio Conte's side have lost their last two matches in the Premier League. Photo: BBC

Manchester United travel to Portugal to face Benfica where Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic can face their former team.

Jupp Heynekes first Champions League game on his return to Bayern Munich is against Celtic while PSG face face Anderlecht.

Barcelona welcome Olympicos while Juventus welcome Sporting Lisbon.

All matches kick-off at 7.45pm except Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid which kicks off at 5pm;

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Group A

Benfica v Manchester United

Benfica: Júlio César; Douglas, Luisão, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo; Fejsa, Pizzi, Salvio, Cervi; Jonas, Seferović.

Out: André Almeida (suspended)

United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Lindelöf, Darmian; Herrera, Blind, Mkhitaryan, Lingard; Rashford.

Out: Rojo (knee), Ibrahimović (knee), Pogba (hamstring), Carrick (calf), Fellaini (knee), Bailly (groin)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

Manchester United are top of group A with two wins from two games. Photo: Uefa.com

CSKA Moskva v Basel

CSKA: Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Nababkin, Ignashevich, A Berezutski, Schennikov; Golovin, Wernbloom, Natcho; Vitinho, Olanare.

Out: V Berezutsky (calf), Dzagoev (hamstring)

Doubtful: Vasin (calf), Golovin (ankle)

Basel: Vaclík; Lang, Akanji, Suchý, Xhaka, Petretta; Steffen, Dié, Zuffi, Oberlin; Elyounoussi.

Out: Van Wolfswinkel (foot)

Doubtful: Balanta (muscular problems)

Group B

Bayern München v Celtic

Bayern: Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Rudy, Thiago, Müller; Robben, Coman, Lewandowski.

Out: Neuer (foot), Bernat (ankle), Martínez (shoulder), Ribéry (knee)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

2013 Champions League winning coach Jupp Heynekes returns to the club. Photo: Bild

Celtic: Gordon; Gamboa, Lustig, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Roberts, Rogic, Sinclair; Griffiths.

Out: Ralston (knee), Šimunović (hamstring)

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Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain

Anderlecht: Sels; Dendoncker, Kara, Deschacht, Appiah; Sven, Trebel, Gerkens; Onyekuru, Teodorczyk, Hanni.

Out: Spajić (ankle), Najar (hamstring)

Doubtful: Sowah (abdomen)

PSG: Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Motta, Rabiot, Verratti; Neymar, Cavani, Mbappé.

Out: Thiago Silva (fitness)

Doubtful: Cavani (foot), Kurzawa (knee), Motta (knee), Pastore (calf), Verratti (unspecified)

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Neymar is expected to start but Cavani is missing. Photo: Uefa.com

Group C

Chelsea v Roma

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fàbregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Willian.

Out: Kanté (hamstring), Moses (hamstring), Drinkwater (calf)

Doubtful: Morata (hamstring)

Roma: Alisson Becker; Peres, Fazio, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Džeko, Perotti.

Out: Manolas (adductor), Schick (muscular), Defrel (thigh)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

Chelsea training ahead of their Champions League clash. Photo: Chelseafc.com

Qarabağ v Atlético Madrid

Qarabağ: Šehić; Medvedev, Sadygov, Hüseynov, Agolli; Garayev, Henrique, Almeida, Quintana, Elyounoussi; Madatov.

Out: None

Doubtful: Dino Ndlovu (leg)

Atlético: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Thomas, Ñíguez, Carrasco; Correa, Torres.

Out: Juanfran (rested), Vietto (rested)

Doubtful: Griezmann (illness), Koke (unspecified muscle problem)

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Group D

Barcelona v Olympiacos

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Digne; Roberto, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Deulofeu.

Out: Dembélé (hamstring), Rafinha (knee)

Doubtful: Arda Turan (foot)

Preview: Champions League match day 3 (Wednesday)

Messi leads Barcelona against Olympiacos. Photo: Uefa.com

Olympiacos: Proto; Elabdellaoui, Botía, Nikolaou, Koutris; Carcela-González, Gillet, Zdjelar, Romao, Androutsos; Odjidja.

Out: Ben Nabouhane (hip), Emenike (calf), Figueiras (omitted), Sebá (omitted)

Juventus v Sporting CP

Juventus: Buffon; Sturaro, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.

Out: De Sciglio (ankle), Höwedes (thigh), Marchisio (knee)

Sporting CP: Rui Patrício; Piccini, Coates, Mathieu, Fábio Coentrão; Gelson Martins, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Acuña; Doumbia.

Out: None

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