The UEFA Champions League is back for another season, and the best European teams will be squabbling it out on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
For example, the players on the rosters of top-tier teams like Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich make them strong candidates for this season's UCL championship victory.
There are six players to keep an eye out for in this week's UCL match.
1. Lionel Messi
The player for Paris Saint-Germain missed their most recent league match due to injury, but according to rumors, Messi has returned to training and will be fit to play against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
He has a solid goal scoring record against Manchester City in the tournament and will be hoping to score his first goal for Paris Saint Germain in this match.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Since returning to Old Trafford Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo has been a standout performer for Manchester United. In the match against Villarreal on Wednesday night, Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to extend his goal-scoring run.
3. Erling Haaland
With his present form, Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland will be a player to keep an eye on when the two teams meet in the Champions League on Wednesday.
4. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah, a Liverpool player, has been a standout performer for Jurgen Klopp this season, scoring more than 5 goals in all competitions.
With a win over FC Porto on Tuesday night, Salah will be looking to maintain his strong performance thus far in 2018.
5. Kylian Mbappe
Despite playing alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi, the French international has been outstanding for Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe scored more than 7 goals in the league last season, and he will be trying to maintain his goal-scoring form in the tournament this season.
6. Edouard Mendy
Edouard Mendy, the goalkeeper for Chelsea, will be looking to maintain his good form in this season's UEFA Champions League competition. Mendy had a strong showing in the UCL last season, collecting the award for best goalkeeper of the competition.
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