Paris: Liverpool's return to European action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the Champions League title on Tuesday.
Liverpool take on surprise Bulgarian team Ludogorets Razgrad, while defending champions Real clash with Switzerland's Basel in the key matches of the first day. (Also read: Liverpool F.C. Primed for Champions League Return)
German champions Bayern Munich play English counterparts Manchester City on Wednesday when Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris St Germain also set off on the gruelling campaign.