Atletico Madrid makes its Champions League debut at its new stadium against Chelsea. The Spanish club will be looking to extend an 11-game unbeaten streak at home in the European competition. Liverpool and Manchester United play on consecutive nights in Moscow to give Russian authorities a key test of their World Cup readiness. Real Madrid heads to Germany to face a Borussia Dortmund side enjoying its best start to the Bundesliga. Roma tries to end a woeful away record against Qarabag. A look at what's happening around the Champions League this week: Atletico’s Home Success Atletico Madrid will try to extend its successful home streak when it makes its Champions League debut at the new Wanda
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, left, celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the Premier League soccer match. Liverpool is not “in crisis.” Never was. Because Liverpool still has one of the most resplendent attacks in the world.
When Liverpool signed him from Arsenal for £35 million, the plan was for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s gifts and potential to find true expression under Jürgen Klopp’s liberating influence, and for the England midfielder to make a convincing case for himself in the middle of the park. It may yet still play out that way, but suffice to say it has been a muted start to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s career as a Liverpool player. Gunners boss Arsène Wenger recently expressed a sentiment that might seem to be shared by a more cynical segment of Liverpool’s supporters, albeit for completely different reasons: Kieran Gibbs’ departure for West Bromwich Albion hurt Arsenal more than losing Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.