Champions League, Matchday 3: Group stage begins to take shape

The Champions League campaign rumbles on this week, and with it, a new set of storylines to watch as Europe’s top sides continue to pursue the most coveted club trophy on the continent. Below, we look ahead to Matchday 3.

Something’s gotta give in Group B

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One of Real Madrid or Inter Milan – potentially both – could be staring down the barrel of an early Champions League exit come the final whistle Tuesday in the Spanish capital. The overwhelming favorites to advance to the knockout stage from Group B, both sides have floundered out of the gate, failing to win a game and combining for just three points between them.

Zinedine Zidane’s team looks liable to concede every time it’s put under pressure, while Antonio Conte’s side, in typical Conte fashion, is having problems turning territorial dominance and possession into goals on the European stage. Adding insult to those scoring woes, the Italian club will be without star striker Romelu Lukaku as the Belgian deals with a thigh problem. That should give Madrid added hope that they can turn their continental campaign around, especially now that …read more

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