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Champions League matchday 4 preview (part 2)

Bayern Munich have scored 33 goals without conceding in their last nine home games but the German side will need to be wary when Napoli come to the Allianz Arena tonight.

Jupp Heynckes’ men are top of Group A on seven points with their Italians opponents in second spot on five. Victory for the Germans will give Man City, currently on four points and in third position, an opportunity to sneak into second place. Roberto Mancini’s men face Villareal at the Madrigal. The Spanish side have yet to win a game in the competition.

City’s bitter rivals Man United host Otelul Galati tonight at Old Trafford. Like Valencia, the Romanians have also to claim as much as a point in Group C. Fergie’s men will be searching for nothing less than all three points while group leaders Porto face FC Basel which will be no easy fixture for the Portugese side.

Joe Cole will be out to make an impression at the San Siro tonight

Joe Cole’s Lille side travel to Milan to face Italian giants Inter. The French side are still only on two points in Group B following two draws. Victory in the San Siro will push them potentially into 2nd place – depending on the outcome of Trabzonspor and CSKA Moscow who both lie on four points apiece.

Finally The Special One’s Real Madrid side travel to France to take on Lyon. Madrid have already scored eight goals in their previous three games earning maximum points with Ajax, on four points lie in 2nd. They face Zagreb at the Amsterdam Arena tonight.

This is the matchday of the group stage in which the outcome shows how the tables may take shape by the final fixture. Like other managers, Fergie will be keeping an eye on the other of his group’s fixture with some anticipation.