The festivities are about to begin in the UEFA Champions League. There is all kinds of news coming out today, after domestic league games over the weekend, that have a direct impact on this week's games.
Look for match reports of the big matchs here by BL and myself. We'll be covering Levski Sofia (Bulgaria) vs Barcelona (Spain), PSV (Netherlands) vs Liverpool (England), and Chelsea (England) vs Werder Bremen (Germany) tomorrow. Lyon (France) vs Real Madrid (Spain), Manchester United (England) vs Celtic (Scotland), and Hamburg (Germany) vs Arsenal (England) will get the same treatment on Wednesday.
However it shakes out for your team, don't forget to set those VCRs and Tivos, the long road to crowning Europe's best begins tomorrow.
12 players suspended for Matchday 1 [UEFA]
Ibson put out of Porto contention [UEFA]
Lehmann record still running [UEFA]
Makelele back, as Jose makes pledge [Setanta]
Thuram in Jose blast [Sky Sports]
Kromkamp set to prove point against the Reds [Irish Examiner]
Werder striker Klose doubt for Chelsea clash [ESPN Soccernet]
Adriano to net Sporting chance [Channel 4]
Riise absent for Liverpool [Eurosport]
Follow the big games at work [The Offside]