Real Madrid vs AS Roma
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- Real Madrid are ready to begin their charge towards a fourth successive Champions League trophy
- Now that Zinedine Zidane has moved on, Real Madrid face the prospect of a new season in the Champions League under a new and relatively untested coach, Julen Lopetegui. He has only coached 16 games in the Champions League, and made it as far as the quarter finals once
- Los Blancos will also be without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo who holds the record for most goals in a single group game.
- The Giallorossi have lost on four of their last five trips to Spain, the exception a 4-0 success at Villarreal in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League round of 32 in which Edin Džeko scored a hat-trick.
Valencia vs Juventus
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- Valencia mark their group stage return after three years with a home game against Juventus
- This will the first time Valencia and Juventus face each other in UEFA competition.
- Both teams come into this competition with contradicting form in their domestic leagues. Juventus have won all their 4 league games this season while Valencia are yet to open their account in LaLiga.
- Juventus have won last 3 away games in this competition with their last win against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu being the most dramatic.
- Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have played in nine European Cup finals – losing a record seven, including all of their last five but with the acquisition of Ronaldo, Juventus will look to go the extra mile and win the Champions League.