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Champions League Is Back with 2 Big Games This Week

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| September 26 , 2017 , 12:27 IST

The UEFA Champions League resumes this week with more group stage action and two major games are coming up. 

1. Dortmund VS Real Madrid On September 27
 
The new Dortmund manager Peter Bosz had an amazing start against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday winning the match 6-1, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hattrick and looks in immense form and can be lethal on Wednesday in the Champions League against Real Madrid.
 
Another player who shined on Saturday was Maximilian Philipp who scored two goals and ended the match with Dortmund being on top of the table with 16 points.
 
On the other hand, Real Madrid is in big crisis as they are 7 points behind rivals Barcelona and are currently out of form.
 
However, Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane said that he is very confident that they will beat Dortmund in the Champions League as they do not have any doubts about their playing style.
 
 
Madrid takes on Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park, where they have never managed to win in European competitions, and the form of Peter Bosz's side has left many predicting a victory for the Bundesliga leaders.
 
Zidane is very confident and believes in his team as he said "It's true we've never won here and it's a challenge for us. We want to play a good game of football.
 
"I'm not worried about conceding chances against the opposition. What worries us is playing good football, but the opponents are there to put you in difficulty.
 
"I believe in what we're doing and the players we have. If we score goals tomorrow, great, but we have to keep doing the same at the weekend.
 
 
"LaLiga is the most complicated, the most difficult. For us, the difficulty is maintaining a high level.
 
"It can happen that we're not brilliant, but I am not worried about how we will play this year."
 
He also talked about their star midfielder Tony Kroos who came back to the after an injury "Kroos looks good and we know his importance to the team," 
 
 
2.Bayer Munich vs PSG On September 28
 
Another big clash in the Champions League this week is between the German champions Bayern Munich and the French side PSG.
 
PSG new star player Neymar who joined from Barcelona for a world record fee of 222 Million Euros this year is back to the first team who sat out PSG’s 0-0 draw vs Montpellier in Ligue 1 on the weekend with a toe injury.
 
 
The Bayern Manager is very confident and spoke about PSG’s 2 big signings Neymar and Mbappe.
 
"With Neymar and Mbappe, Paris are looking for an identity," he said during an interview. "At Bayern, it's clear. For years, the line has been drawn, the identity is clear, which is not yet the case at PSG.
 
 
"But Paris are already at the level of the best. When you buy players at this price and this level, you have to have time and they have to enter the mindset of the team. That is their challenge."
 
Ancelotti is excited to return to PSG, who he believes has developed into a "big club" since his 2013 departure.
 
He also talked about his memories with PSG when he managed the team from 2010-2013 "The feeling is one of excitement - I will find a Paris Saint-Germain which has changed a lot since I left in 2013," he said. "The club has improved and has more experience after a lot of investment. Now it's a big club.
 
 
"I am happy to see the Parc des Princes, the supporters and players like Thiago Silva,  Rabiot, Motta, Verratti, Pastore."
 
The focus will remain on Neymar of PSG and Kimmich of Bayern Munich and how he will manage to stop the Brazilian from scoring against his team as they both will play against each other on the same wing.