Juventus’ Group D rivals will be looking to take some valuable form into next week’s Champions League meetings as they all face a busy Saturday of domestic action in their respective championships.
Action-packed Saturday for UCL rivals
Manchester City, buoyed by their commanding 4-1 win over Sunderland on Tuesday night, travel to London for the Premier League’s lunchtime kick-off (13.45 CEST) to take on Tottenham Hotspur, themselves unbeaten in their last five league games since losing to Manchester United on the opening day.
Sitting top of the pile despite last weekend’s surprising home defeat to West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini’s men will have their eyes on extending an impressive record against Spurs after winning eight of their last nine meetings with the north London club.
After a draw and three defeats, the most recent of which came in Wednesday's game in Las Palmas, Sevilla currently sit at the foot of the La Liga standings.
Unai Emery’s side will see tomorrow evening’s visit (20.30 kick-off) of Rayo Vallecano as the perfect opportunity to break their league duck and to build momentum ahead of Wednesday’s top of Group D showdown at Juventus Stadium.
Monchengladbach registered their maiden victory of the campaign two days ago, blowing away visitors Augsburg in a superb showing of clinical finishing, and caretaker boss Andre Schubert will want a repeat performance from his side as they head south to face fellow early season strugglers Stuttgart (15.30 kick-off).
Their hosts also picked up their first points this term by beating bottom club Hannover on Wednesday and a win for either side this Saturday will open a welcome gap between themselves and the Bundesliga relegation places.