Thirty-two teams square off as the group stages of the 2016-17 Champions League kick off on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Matchday 1 headlined by Arsenal traveling to the French capital to face Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic going to the Camp Nou for a date with Barcelona. Before the group games begin
UEFA conducted its interminable Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, and for the second year in a row, it produced no real deathly groups of note.
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero recorded a hat trick against Steaua Bucharest despite missing two penalties. Okay, so it was only Steaua Bucharest. Especially after the decidedly non-convincing 2-1 home win over Sunderland in the Premier League opener on Saturday, which was won on a penalty and a particularly