Champions League Matchday 1 Takes Place on September 14

Champions League Matchday 1 Takes Place on September 14

A meeting of two former European champions and holders FC Internazionale Milano beginning their defence against a competition newcomer are among the stand-out fixtures on UEFA Champions League Matchday 1.

A tough looking Group G – which features three former winners of the competition – starts with Real Madrid CF hosting AFC Ajax while in Group A, Inter travel to group-stage debutants FC Twente. A British derby between Manchester United FC and Rangers FC catches the eye in Group C, as does AS Roma's Group E trip to last season's runners-up, FC Bayern München.

The UEFA Champions League or Champions League is historically called the European Cup. The Champions League is organised by UEFA for the top football clubs in Europe. The final of the competition is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide. Current champions are Internazionale for the third time. Real Madrid holds claim to 9 titles, the most of any team. Champions League tickets and Champions League final tickets are for sale now.