UEFA Champions League fixtures: What to look out for on Wednesday. Sevilla take on Chelsea for top spot as United eager to press Paris.
Group E: Krasnodar vs Rennes (18:55 CET)
Group E: Sevilla vs Chelsea
Group F: Dortmund vs Lazio
Group F: Club Brugge vs Zenit
Group G: Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv
Group G: Ferencváros vs Barcelona
Group H: İstanbul Başakşehir vs Leipzig (18:55 CET)
Group H: Manchester United vs Paris
*21:00 CET unless stated
United eager to press Paris advantage
After scoring twice in the 4-1 win against Başakşehir on Matchday 4, Bruno Fernandes’ thoughts turned swiftly to this battle of Group H giants:
“It’s a very important fixture for us.” United require only one more point from their remaining two games to be certain of a round of 16 place, but that is not necessarily an easy task.
Paris will be aware that any loser in this game could be looking vulnerable come Matchday 5, if Leipzig beat the Turkish champions in the other match in the section.
Sevilla take on Chelsea for top spot
The existential threat is gone for the Group E front-runners, who are both assured of a round of 16 place, but top spot (and seeding for the 14 December draw) is up for grabs; “we’ve got the aim of finishing first,” said Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui.
The 2020 UEFA Europa League winners are unbeaten in 14 European home games (W12 D2), and the Blues’ 36-year-old centre-back Thiago Silva may need to put in another colossal showing in Spain if Frank Lampard’s side are to get the win.