Champions League: English Big Guns Chelsea F.C., Manchester City F.C Face German Challenge

In-form Premier League leaders Chelsea, with maximum points on the domestic front after four games, will be looking to repeat last season's display against Schalke 04 whom they beat 3-0 home and away. In another big game, five-time winners Bayern Munich, who made a third consecutive European semi-final last season, face off against English Premier League winners Manchester City for the third time in four years in the group stage starting in Munich.

updated: September 17, 2014 17:11 IST
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Chelsea Training for Schalke Game
Chelsea's English defender John Terry (C) warms up with teammates during training ahead of their UEFA Champions League, group G football match against Schalke 04 at Chelsea's training ground, Stoke D'Abernon, southwest of London on September 16, 2014. Chelsea play Schalke 04 on September 17, 2014.


Paris: English heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City get their Champions League campaigns off the mark on Wednesday against German rivals Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich, with Paris Saint German star Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to his old club Ajax and Spanish giants Barcelona also in action.

AFP Sports takes a look at the second batch of elite European fixtures in Groups E, F, G and H:

Group E

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  • FC Schalke 04
  • Bayern München
  • Manchester City
  • Chelsea
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