SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Wednesday 14 September
Chelsea’s new manager Graham Potter is in charge of the Blues on Wednesday as he takes the reins for the Champions League clash against Salzburg. More details at www.soccer6.co.za.
M1 Chelsea vs Salzburg: After a shock matchday 1 defeat Chelsea will hope to kick-start their Champions League challenge under new manager Graham Potter as Salzburg come to Stamford Bridge in the second round of Group E games.
M2 FC Copenhagen vs Sevilla: The first ever meeting between FCK and Sevilla gives both the chance to get back on track in the Champions League after sobering starts to Group G. The Danish side went down 3-0 at Borussia Dortmund last week while Sevilla were swept aside 4-0 by Manchester City.
M3 Juventus vs Benfica: Benfica beat Juventus in the sides’ last meeting, in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League semi-finals – denying the Serie A side the chance to appear in the final at their own Juventus Stadium.
M4 Maccabi Haifa vs PSG: Maccabi Haifa are in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2009/10. This is Paris’s 15th Champions League group campaign and an 11th in succession.
M5 Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund: Having hit the ground running following his
move to Manchester City, Erling Haaland faces a rapid reunion with his old Borussia Dortmund as the two Matchday 1 winners in Group G come face to face.
M6 Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig: This is Madrid’s 27th UEFA Champions League group stage campaign, a record they share with Barcelona – and an unrivalled 26th in a row. Leipzig are featuring in the Champions League proper for the fifth time in six years.
M7 Orlando City vs Atlanta United: Orlando won five in a row before their weekend five goal loss to Philadelphia Union. Atlanta scored four on Saturday in beating Toronto.
M8 Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake: Austin have lost three in a row but are still second in the Western Conference of MLS. Real Salt Lake have won once in their past seven matches.
M9 Colorado Rapids vs SJ Earthquakes: After six games without success, Rapids won at home to Vancouver. Earthquakes were 6-0 losers away at Cincinnati last weekend.
M10 Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy: Whitecaps have lost their past three matches. Galaxy’s last trio of matches have all ended in draws.
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