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Champions League picks, schedule: PSG get Leipzig test; Liverpool host Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid-Shakhtar

The UEFA Champions League continues on Wednesday with the second of two glorious days of soccer to look ahead to with the reverse of the latest slate a fortnight in the past because the group part passes the midway stage.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Ajax, Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig vs. Paris Saint-Germain are all good candidates for the highest match and promise loads of pleasure.

Do you agree with our panel of specialists as to how it will pan out, or have you learnt higher? Have your say and see the way it matches as much as our collective expectations.

All matches can be found to stream on Paramount+. Under, our CBS Sports activities soccer specialists have you ever coated with our predictions, try how they did selecting Tuesday’s matches and see what they assume will occur on Wednesday:

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COMPLETE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PICKS

Malmo vs. Chelsea

Time: Tuesday, 1:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Malmo FF vs. Chelsea

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Malmo 0, Chelsea 2
Man of the Match: Édouard Mendy
Why: Has saved 9 clear sheets in 12 UEFA Champions League matches final season, and has added one other two this time period.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Malmo 0, Chelsea 3 
Man of the Match: Kai Havertz
Why: With out Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, Chelsea will give the keys to Havertz. He has already demonstrated a number of occasions that he’s a high-level participant, together with in final yr’s last.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Malmo 0, Chelsea 2
Man of the Match: Kai Havertz
Why: I can see the German coming to the fore in troublesome situations as Thomas Tuchel’s champions intention to shut the hole on Juve.

James Benge
Decide: Malmo 0, Chelsea 4
Man of the Match: Kai Havertz
Why: I hate to say this in such harsh phrases however Malmo actually aren’t superb, anticipate this to be a sport the place Chelsea run up the rating.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: Malmo 0, Chelsea 3
Man of the Match: Hakim Ziyech
Why: Towards a packed in protection, Ziyech lastly has a signature Chelsea efficiency

Wolfsburg vs. Pink Bull Salzburg

Time: Tuesday, 1:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Wolfsburg vs. Salzburg

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Wolfsburg 1, Pink Bull Salzburg 2
Man of the Match: Karim Adeyemi
Why: He has six in his final six Salzburg matches via all competitions.      

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Wolfsburg 1, Pink Bull Salzburg 1
Man of the Match: Karim Adeyemi
Why: The 19-year-old Adeyemi is particular. He runs, scores and scores. He has distinctive qualities and needs to verify himself, once more.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: Wolfsburg 1, Pink Bull Salzburg 1
Man of the Match: Maxence Lacroix
Why: New coach bounce will see the Germans rating a worthwhile level in opposition to an excellent Austrian outfit and the Frenchman will likely be key.

James Benge
Decide: 
Wolfsburg 1, Pink Bull Salzburg 0
Man of the Match: Koen Casteels
Why: Below new administration in Florian Kohfeldt, Wolfsburg confirmed a defensive aptitude in opposition to Leverkusen that they’ll want in opposition to the quite a few attacking threats posed by Salzburg. Casteels will most likely be busy between the posts however he’s the kind of goalkeeper who can win you video games.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Wolfsburg 0, Pink Bull Salzburg 1
Man of the Match: Brenden Aaronson
Why: Wolfsburg are relentlessly defensive, and Aaronson finds a second of magic to unlock them.      

Villarreal vs. Younger Boys

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Villarreal vs. Younger Boys

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Villarreal 1, Younger Boys 1
Man of the Match: Meschak Elia
Why: The Congolese has six objectives for Younger Boys up to now this season and is their largest risk.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Villarreal 3, Younger Boys 0
Man of the Match: Arnaut Danjuma
Why: Stellar in Previous Trafford, rising steadily for weeks. The previous Bournemouth has Champions League expertise.  

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Villarreal 2, Younger Boys 1
Man of the Match: Arnaut Danjuma
Why: The Spaniards must get a end result and this could hold them within the working to advance with Danjuma on the fore.  

James Benge
Decide: 
Villarreal 1, Younger Boys 2
Man of the Match: Meschak Elia
Why: Enjoying away most likely fits Younger Boys, forcing them to be a bit extra cautious while trying to unleash the harmful Meschack Elia on the break

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Villarreal 1, Younger Boys 0
Man of the Match: Pau Torres
Why: This crew is struggling however Torres rescues them with a robust defensive efficiency and a set piece objective to hold onto.

Juventus vs. Zenit

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+

Featured Sport | Juventus vs. Zenit

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Juventus 2, Zenit 0
Males of the Match: Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci
Why: The middle-back pairing led Juve to scrub sheets in all three of their matches. Given Zenit’s attacking issues, they are going to be assured of one other clear sheet

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Juventus 2, Zenit 0
Man of the Match: Paulo Dybala
Why: Dybala was again as a protagonist in opposition to Inter final week as he working his method again to tip-top situation. Paulo for Juventus is a key participant.  

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Juventus 1, Zenit 1
Man of the Match: Sardar Azmoun
Why: Juve are wobbling proper now and it might not be a shock to see them drop factors right here with Azmoun Zenit’s major objective risk.

James Benge
Decide: 
Juventus 1, Zenit 1
Man of the Match: Claudinho
Why: Juventus have been worse than their outcomes recommend, Zenit have been higher. Time for a rebalance with the spectacular Claudinho incomes the guests a welcome level.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Juventus 3, Zenit 1
Man of the Match: Paulo Dybala
Why: Juventus’s Serie A struggles to date have not carried over within the UCL, and Dybala will shoulder the attacking load to be sure that continues.

Bayern Munich vs. Benfica

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Bayern Munich vs. Benfica

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Bayern Munich 4, Benfica 1
Man of the Match: Robert Lewandowski
Why: It will mark his 100 UCL appearances, and he’ll do in model by carrying his facet to a different victory.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Bayern Munich 4, Benfica 1
Man of the Match: Robert Lewandowski
Why: His numbers converse for him. A objective machine, a robotic that has no intention of stopping.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Bayern Munich 2, Benfica 0
Man of the Match: Kingsley Coman
Why: The Germans recovered from their Gladbach humiliation and will likely be eager to interrupt the Portuguese down quicker than final time with the Frenchman’s tempo key.  

James Benge
Decide: 
Bayern Munich 4, Benfica 0
Man of the Match: Robert Lewandowski
Why: Lewandowski is definitely not going to let his a centesimal Champions League move by with out discovering the online at the very least one. Bayern are too good to be stopped.  

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Bayern Munich 4, Benfica 1
Man of the Match: Robert Lewandowski
Why: It is as a result of he scores numerous objectives. Once more.  

Sevilla vs. Lille

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Sevilla vs. Lille

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Sevilla 1, Lille 1
Man of the Match: Jonathan David
Why: The Canadian worldwide is already on double figures for the season after 22 appearances.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Sevilla 2, Lille 1
Man of the Match: Erik Lamela
Why: Dribbling and velocity are decisive in any such sport, and the Argentine, who’s a Champions League-caliber participant, is aware of hit.   

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Sevilla 1, Lille 0
Man of the Match: Jules Kounde
Why: LOSC have been unfortunate away at PSG however nonetheless look a shadow of the crew we noticed topped French champions. Sevilla to edge this with the Frenchman a rock on the again.

James Benge
Decide: 
Sevilla 2, Lille 1
Man of the Match: Rafa Mir
Why: Rafa Mir has regarded like a participant who’s about to satisfy his nice potential over latest months, having given Lille a good few issues final day trip he ought to discover the online this time.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Sevilla 1, Lille 0
Man of the Match: Erik Lamela
Why: The previous Spurs man has loved life in Spain up to now, and is an integral determine in Sevilla’s assault, right here he provides to his objective tally. 

Dynamo Kiev vs. Barcelona

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Dynamo Kyiv vs. Barcelona

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Dynamo Kiev 0, Barcelona 2
Man of the Match: Memphis Depay
Why: He has been one of many few Barcelona success tales this season and took his tally to 12 for membership and nation this time period

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Dynamo Kiev 0, Barcelona 2
Man of the Match: Ansu Fati
Why: He is the star of the current and the long run for Barcelona. His new contract may help him rejoice with one other vital objective. 

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Dynamo Kiev 0, Barcelona 1
Man of the Match: Memphis Depay
Why: The Dutchman will flip up and assist his crew to a slender win.

James Benge
Decide: 
Dynamo Kiev 0, Barcelona 2
Man of the Match: Memphis Depay
Why: Barcelona’s attacking play is best than their leads to La Liga have advised, this might be the sport the place issues begin progressing in direction of normality.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Dynamo Kiev 0, Barcelona 2
Man of the Match: Sergino Dest
Why: He is missed some sitters just lately, and now he lastly will get one to go in an enormous second.

Atalanta vs. Manchester United

Time: Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Atalanta vs. Manchester United

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Atalanta 2, Manchester United 2
Man of the Match: Duvan Zapata
Why: The Colombian striker is a handful, and heads into the sport with confidence up after scoring in his final two video games

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Atalanta 1, Manchester United 1
Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo
Why: While you say Cristiano, you say Champions League. While you say Champions League, you say Cristiano.  

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Atalanta 2, Manchester United 1
Man of the Match: Duvan Zapata
Why: The Italian facet will get the win they missed out on final time and push Ole Gunnar Solskjaer again into problem with Zapata heading in the right direction.

James Benge
Decide: 
Atalanta 2, Manchester United 1
Man of the Match: Duvan Zapata
Why: The truth that Tottenham have been woeful on Saturday doesn’t imply Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has solved something. In actual fact, the passivity of a 3-4-1-2 threatens to be his undoing in Bergamo.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Atalanta 3, Manchester United 2
Man of the Match: Duvan Zapata
Why: His late objective caps an Atalanta comeback because the Italian facet will get revenge.

Actual Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Time: Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | Actual Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Actual Madrid 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Males of the Match: David Alaba and Éder Militão
Why: They’re forming a strong central defensive partnership. They’ve saved two clear sheets in three Champions League matches

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Actual Madrid 3, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Man of the Match: Vinicius Junior
Why: Karim Benzema is pure class, however the Brazilian’s development is unimaginable. And he additionally needs to verify himself within the Champions League.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Actual Madrid 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Man of the Match: Karim Benzema
Why: The Frenchman to help his crew in a routine victory.

James Benge
Decide: 
Actual Madrid 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Man of the Match: Vinicius Junior
Why: It is vital to not get carried away with the event of younger footballers, but in addition that is soccer. You are presupposed to get carried away. In that spirit, Vinicius Junior is nicely heading in the right direction to be the subsequent celebrity of Brazilian soccer and he’ll solely cement that standing this week.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Actual Madrid 4, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Man of the Match: Karim Benzema
Why: Benzema has been the very best participant in La Liga this season and right here he carves up a poor Shakhtar facet.

AC Milan vs. Porto

Time: Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. ET (Paramount+)

Featured Sport | AC Milan vs. Porto

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
AC Milan 2, Porto 0
Man of the Match: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Why: He has 400 objectives and counting.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
AC Milan 1, Porto 0
Man of the Match: Theo Hernandez
Why: The left again among the many strongest on this planet — anticipate him to as soon as once more depart his mark.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
AC Milan 1, Porto 0
Man of the Match: Olivier Giroud
Why: The Frenchman to show the distinction because the Italians get off the mark ultimately.

James Benge
Decide: 
AC Milan 2, Porto 0
Man of the Match: Franck Kessié
Why: There are many different groups who may quit primarily based on the place Milan are actually. Stefano Pioli’s males will not and can present the category that has been obvious proper the way in which via the Serie A season.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
AC Milan 1, Porto 0
Man of the Match: Olivier Giroud
Why: A late headed objective to win, the Olivier Giroud particular.

Sporting vs. Besiktas

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | Sporting CP vs. Besiktas

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Sporting 2, Besiktas 0
Man of the Match: Sebastián Coates
Why: The defensive rock, who additionally scored a brace within the final assembly

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Sporting 1, Besiktas 1
Man of the Match: Michy Batshuayi
Why: The previous Chelsea man loves European nights for his objectives, a chance he can’t miss.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Sporting 2, Besiktas 0
Man of the Match: Pablo Sarabia
Why: The Spaniard on the double because the Portuguese maximize their factors haul in opposition to the Turks.  

James Benge
Decide: 
Sporting 2, Besiktas 1
Man of the Match: Pablo Sarabia
Why: The Spain worldwide has began to make a distinction with objectives and assists in latest weeks, anticipate that to proceed as Sporting wrap up at the very least a Europa League spot.  

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Sporting 2, Besiktas 0
Man of the Match: João Palhinha
Why: Palhinha makes this surprisingly aggressive Sporting facet tick.  

Borussia Dortmund vs. Ajax

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+

Featured Sport | Borussia Dortmund vs. Ajax

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Borussia Dortmund 1, Ajax 2
Man of the Match: Sébastien Haller
Why: He got here up trumps on this fixture a few weeks in the past. He netted in opposition to PSV too and is on 13 objectives in 14 video games this season.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Borussia Dortmund 2, Ajax 2
Man of the Match: Jude Bellingham
Why: With out Erling Haaland, Bellingham can undoubtedly take the stage. Belief within the English jewel in midfield.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Borussia Dortmund 2, Ajax 2
Man of the Match: Sébastien Haller
Why: One other objective fest however this time a draw because the Frenchman provides to his rising tally.

James Benge
Decide: 
Borussia Dortmund 0, Ajax 2
Man of the Match: Dušan Tadić  
Why: Ajax are guffaw-inducingly good, their man of the match might be any one in every of half a dozen gamers however why not give it to their probability creator in chief Dušan Tadić, the person with extra anticipated assists than Wolfsburg or Lille.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Borussia Dortmund 1, Ajax 3
Man of the Match: Antony
Why: Antony continues to utterly explode as Ajax show that final matchday’s domination of Dortmund was no fluke.  

Sheriff vs. Inter Milan

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Sheriff Tiraspol vs. Inter Milan

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Sheriff 1, Inter Milan 3
Man of the Match: Joaquin Correa
Why: He ought to be an element as a starter or of the bench after his eight-minute brace in Inter 2-0 win in final sport vs. Udinese

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Sheriff 0, Inter Milan 1
Man of the Match: Lautaro Martínez
Why: When there’s a determined want for win, he at all times solutions current. Lautaro for Inter is essential.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Sheriff 1, Inter Milan 1
Man of the Match: Edin Džeko
Why: The veteran Bosnian to rescue his facet in tough circumstances.

James Benge
Decide: 
Sheriff 2, Inter Milan 1
Man of the Match: Giorgos Athanasiadis
Why: On acquainted floor Sheriff can tighten Inter up as they did to Shakhtar and take an enormous step in direction of the final 16. It will require some excessive grade goalkeeping however we have seen that earlier than from Athanasiadis.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Sheriff 0, Inter Milan 2
Man of the Match: Edin Džeko
Why: Sheriff are a terrific story however Dzeko will simply be too bodily dominant for them as he scores the objective to place Inter up.

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Liverpool vs. Atlético Madrid

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 1
Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah
Why: His outstanding 10-game scoring run got here to an finish in opposition to Brighton, however anticipate him to start out a brand new streak once more.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 2
Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah
Why: Salah is the strongest footballer on this planet in the present day, Klopp stated. A query of type. Superb.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 1
Man of the Match: Sadio Mané
Why: The Senegalese will excel as Klopp’s males get the higher of the Spaniards.

James Benge
Decide: 
Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 0
Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah
Why: If Liverpool do not take their foot off the fuel — which they’ve been doing too usually of late — then they’ve greater than sufficient high quality to cruise previous Atletico.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Liverpool 2, Atletico Madrid 1
Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah
Why: His run of tremendous type continues as he as soon as once more places defenders within the blender as he scores on his method to carrying Liverpool to a win.

Manchester Metropolis vs. Membership Brugge

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)    

Featured Sport | Manchester Metropolis vs. Membership Brugge

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
Manchester Metropolis 3, Membership Brugge 0
Man of the Match: Riyad Mahrez
Why: He netted twice in Belgium and may begin right here after coming off the bench on the weekend.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
Manchester Metropolis 3, Membership Brugge 0
Man of the Match: Bernardo Silva
Why: Silva’s development has price him, in the summertime he needed to go away and as an alternative now he has taken again Man Metropolis.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
Manchester Metropolis 3, Membership Brugge 0
Man of the Match: Bernardo Silva
Why: Count on a response from Metropolis after their Palace embarrassment with the Portuguese on music.

James Benge
Decide: 
Manchester Metropolis 3, Membership Brugge 0
Man of the Match: Gabriel Jesus
Why: Stick a pin on the Manchester Metropolis crew sheet and you will most likely discover a match-winning assault for this sport, so why not choose Jesus on this event.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
Manchester Metropolis 4, Membership Brugge 0
Man of the Match: Phil Foden
Why: Brugge are the proper opponent for Foden to determine make the false 9 place his personal.  

RB Leipzig vs. PSG

Time: Wednesday, 4 p.m. ET (Paramount+)  

Featured Sport | RB Leipzig vs. PSG

Thomas Rongen
Decide: 
RB Leipzig 2, PSG 2
Man of the Match: Angel Di Maria
Why: He’ll return from European suspension and had a help and netted the winner in final sport vs Lille.

Fabrizio Romano
Decide: 
RB Leipzig 1, PSG 2
Man of the Match: Kylian Mbappé
Why: He is the person who must make the distinction, particularly if Lionel Messi will not be accessible.

Jonathan Johnson
Decide: 
RB Leipzig 1, PSG 1
Man of the Match: Neymar
Why: The Brazilian to lastly flip it on to avoid wasting PSG some extent in Germany in opposition to a motivated dwelling facet who know that that is final probability saloon.

James Benge
Decide: 
RB Leipzig 0, PSG 2
Man of the Match: Kylian Mbappé
Why: Mbappé ought to be match and firing coming into this sport and if any participant would relish the prospect to get at a excessive Leipzig line it is the Frenchman.

Mike L. Goodman
Decide: 
RB Leipzig 2, PSG 2
Man of the Match: Christopher Nkunku
Why: Nkunku confirmed spark within the reverse fixture, search for him to seize an vital objective right here.


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