Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will look to secure top spot in their group by beating Paris Saint-Germain
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will look to secure top spot in their group by beating Paris Saint-Germain

The Champions League returned in thrilling style yesterday and 16 more teams will do battle tonight in their penultimate group fixtures.

Manchester City have a tricky match on their hands against Paris Saint-Germain, while Liverpool face Porto having already qualified for the knockout phase. 

We preview all eight of this evening's clashes and deliver our regular dose of transfer gossip. 

The heat is on

Pep Guardiola’s men are just one point clear in group A as Lionel Messi and Co roll into town.

The Argentinian was on target in the reverse fixture as PSG ran out 2-0 winners at the Parc des Princes on Matchday 2, so City will have added incentive to win. 

In our Talking Tactics piece, we look at how the hosts can overcome the big-spending French giants and advance as group winners. 

Read more: City slickers can upset big-spending PSG

Things are looking much more comfortable for Liverpool, who have already secured top spot in group B with two games to spare.

After seeing his side win four from four, Jurgen Klopp may look to rotate for the visit of Porto.

We pick out the fringe players in line to benefit with some valuable minutes at Anfield tonight.

Read more: Five players who could benefit from Klopp's reshuffle
Diogo Jota has had an impressive campaign for Liverpool so far
Diogo Jota has had an impressive campaign for Liverpool so far

It has been an impressive campaign so far for Diogo Jota, who has started nine of Liverpool’s 12 Premier League games and scored five times. 

He has already opened his Champions League account and Roberto Firmino could struggle to dislodge his team-mate when he returns from injury. 

We turn the spotlight on the 24-year-old Portuguese star, who continues to prove his worth to Klopp. 

Champions League preview and permutations

With six other games taking place later, it promises to be another excellent evening of football in Europe’s premier club competition.

Our extensive Wednesday preview is all you need for kick-off times, TV information and quirky match stats. 

Read more: Champions League Wednesday preview — City host PSG in blockbuster clash

It can be difficult to keep up with all the permutations as the group stage heads towards its conclusion. 

And that is why we have pulled together all the potential outcomes across groups A-H. 

Faltering Foxes

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester have struggled for consistency this season
Brendan Rodgers' Leicester have struggled for consistency this season

After reaching great heights in recent seasons under Brendan Rodgers, things have not gone to plan for Leicester this term. 

Plagued by inconsistency, the Foxes find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League and are in real danger of not qualifying from their Europa League group.

We take a look at where it has gone wrong for Rodgers and his men. 

Read more: Struggling Foxes still hunting for their old spark

Conte's flying wing-back

Sergio Reguilon's strike secured Antonio Conte's first Premier League victory as Tottenham boss against Leeds last Sunday.

His high-energy displays have made him a fan favourite in North London but his defending has sometimes left a lot to be desired.

Can the 24-year-old Spaniard reach new heights as a wing-back in Conte's system?

Read more: Reguilon set to Serg forward under Conte

Transfer Talk

The January transfer window is on the horizon and teams are gearing up to bolster their squads.

Our daily Transfer Talk column collates all the latest whispers, with today leading on reports that Liverpool and Barcelona are eyeing Chelsea’s American winger Christian Pulisic.

Read more: Pulisic is an American dream for Liverpool and Barca

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