Summary

  • Borussia Dortmund draw 2-2 at home to holders Real Madrid.
  • Chicharito fires Leverkusen to victory in Monaco.
  • Bayern travel to last season's finalists Atletico; Gladbach host Barcelona.

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Tuesday 27 September

Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Real Madrid
AS Monaco 1-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Wednesday 28 September (Kick-offs 20:45 CEST/18:45GMT)

Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Bayern München
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs FC Barcelona

23:25 - Bye for now!

What a breathless evening of football that was! Thanks very much for joining us, we'll be back tomorrow with all the latest as Bayern travel to Ateltico Madrid and Gladbach face Barcelona at home. Good night!

23:03 - Reaction

Full time!

So both the Bundesliga sides earn a point, but Dortmund will be much happier with theirs after twice coming from behind to deny Real Madrid. Leverkusen, meanwhile, will view their 1-1 stalemate on the French Riviera as two points dropped after conceding a last-gasp equaliser.

90+4' GOAL! Monaco 1-1 Leverkusen

Just when it looked like Leverkusen would take home a valuable victory, Monaco level the scores with virtually the last kick of the game!

87' – GOAL! Dortmund 2-2 Real Madrid

What a goal! Fantastic work on the right from Christian Pulisic, whose cross finds its way to Schürrle at the back post. The Germany international takes a touch to steady himself and the unleashes a bullet of a shot high into the net. A deserved equaliser for the hosts.

84' Monaco 0-1 Leverkusen

Mehmedi goes close to adding a second, attempting an audacious long-range lob that just goes over the bar!

83' Dortmund 1-2 Real Madrid

Emre Mor, on for Guerreiro, who had been booked, has made a huge impact since coming on and is forcing the visitors onto the back foot whenever he gets the ball.

73' - GOAL! Monaco 0-1 Leverkusen

Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt brings on Admir Mehmedi for Kevin Volland and the change brings immediate dividends. The substitute dinks a lovely cross over from the right and the unmarked Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez nods home his 100th goal in European club football!

73' - Dortmund 1-2 Real Madrid

USMNT youngster Christian Pulisic is brought on for Ousmane Dembele.

69' - GOAL! Dortmund 1-2 Real Madrid

Another goal had been coming from Real. BVB switch off at a corner and allow Real to play it short to Ronaldo. His fizzing cross is met at the back post by Karim Benzema, who flicks it onto the bar and Varane is well placed to tap home the rebound.

63' Monaco 0-0 Leverkusen

The match is following a similar vein to the first half. Leverkusen are the better side but their attacks invariably come to nothing as soon as they approach the Monaco box. Stefan Kießling has entered the pitch, replacing Julian Brandt.

58' Dortmund 1-1 Real Madrid

First substitution for Dortmund as Andre Schürrle comes on in place of Mario Götze. Schürrle will play on the left wing, with Guerreiro moving into a more central position.

51' Dortmund 1-1 Real Madrid

Another good chance for Dortmund! The ball falls to Dembele on the right-hand edge of the penalty area and the French winger skips past his marker and fires a shot goalwards, but he blazes over.

Second half!

The ball is rolling again in Dortmund and Monaco, and the former suffer an injury worry almost immediately as Matthias Ginter goes down clutching the back of his right thigh. The defender is able to continue after some treatment, however.

Half time!

The Bundesliga teams are both level at the interval after impressive first halves.

45+2' Monaco 0-0 Leverkusen

A lovely break from Leverkusen ends with Kevin Volland teeing up Chicharito for an effort on goal, but the Mexican's left-footed drive from the edge of the penalty area is well saved.

43' - GOAL! Dortmund 1-1 Real Madrid

Dortmund finally get the breakthrough their pressure deserves. Raphael Guerreiro curls in a 30-yard free-kick that goalkeeper Navas attempts to punch clear. However, the ball ricochets off defender Raphael Varane and bounces goalwards. Aubameyang chases in to make sure it goes over the line - it's not clear whose goal it is, but the important thing is Dortmund are level.

40' Dortmund 0-1 Real Madrid

BVB are still attacking with great intent but are trying to be too intricate when they approach the visitors' penalty area. A few promising openings have petered out that way. There is still plenty of time to get back in the game, though.

29' Monaco 0-0 Leverkusen

Die Werkself have had more of the ball so far (52 per cent) and are pressing high up the pitch, but a stubborn Monaco defence has held firm so far.

17' - GOAL! Dortmund 0-1 Real Madrid

The visitors take the lead against the run of play. A swift counter-attack finds Gareth Bale in the box, and his back-heel tees up Ronaldo to fire home.

15' Dortmund 0-0 Real Madrid

The home side have started impressively here and have caused the Spaniards a few problems at the back already. The reigning European champions look nervous when faced with the pace and movement of Aubameyang, Dembele and Götze, but they've hold on so far.

At the other end of the pitch, Karim Benzema is played through on goal but loses his footing and stumbles at the crucial moment. A let-off for BVB there.

7' Monaco 0-0 Leverkusen

An early worry for Leverkusen as centre-back Ömer Toprak goes off the pitch after sustaining a hefty knock. Hopefully he'll be alright.

5' Dortmund 0-0 Real Madrid

A bright start at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK as both sides go close with early free-kicks. First, Roman Bürki parries a Cristiano Ronaldo effort, before Gonzalo Castro tests Kaylor Navas with a curling effort from 20 yards.

Kick-off!

The ball is rolling in both matches!

Line-ups!

Here's how the teams will start tonight's encounters:

Dortmund vs Real Madrid

Monaco vs Leverkusen

Sneak peak behind the scenes...

BBC vs the Yellow Wall

According to Spanish daily Marca, Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will have to get the better of Dortmund's formidable 12th man if they want a first victory at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

Enrique wary of Gladbach

Here are the Barcelona coach's thoughts on facing the Foals tomorrow...

Top of the pile?

Bayer Leverkusen drew with CSKA Moscow last time out, but a win at AS Monaco tonight could send them top of Group E.

The calm before the storm

The SIGNAL IDUNA PARK will be rocking tonight. For now the final preparations are being put in place.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen returns home

Speaking to the press ahead of facing his former side for the first time, Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen reflected on his time with Gladbach, but underlined that sentiment would be put to one side come kick-off.

Bayern's favourite Metro stop

What a gem of a find by the German record titleholders in the Spanish capital.

Congratulations Felix Passlack

Having broken into the Dortmund first-team this season, versatile midfielder Felix Passlack has been rewarded with a call up by Germany U-19 head coach Frank Kramer.

Good omen for Dortmund?

"Real Madrid have never been able to book a win in Dortmund. After two draws, the last three in a row have ended in defeat."

Familiar foes

Let's just say this isn't Dortmund and Real Madrid's first rodeo

Ronaldo's impressive record

Dortmund likely don't need to be warned about Cristiano Ronaldo's qualities, but that is one impressive goalscoring record.

Borussia Mönchengladbach press conference

Here are the best bits of what head coach Andre Schubert and captain Lars Stindl had to say ahead of their game against Barcelona.

Advantage Leverkusen

An interesting look at how Leverkusen boast a sizable height advantage over Monaco. The French side may want to keep the ball on the floor, but Bayer should boss any aerial duels.

Cool, calm and collected

Robert Lewandowski has been in fine form this season and is looking cool ahead of Bayern's clash with Atletico Madrid.

Falcao unavailable against Leverkusen

Monaco's star striker has had a hand in four goals (three goals, one assist) in six games so far this season, but won't have a chance to add to that tally against Leverkusen.

Good news for Gladbach

With Barcelona in town, Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach Andre Schubert will be pleased to have almost a full squad to choose from on Wednesday night.

Leno looking forward to Monaco clash

"Champions League days are always special days. We need a strong performance today to get past Monaco," says Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Excited much, Dortmund?

How about this video from Dortmund to whet your appetite ahead of BVB's meeting with Real Madrid?

Hummels fit for Bayern

The Bundesliga leaders have received a boost ahead of their game against Atletico on Wednesday, with defender Mats Hummels available for selection after shaking off a knock.

Bayer work up a sweat

Check out the Leverkusen stars being put through their paces in their final training session ahead of kick-off on Tuesday (video courtesy of Leverkusen's official Facebook page):

Leverkusen buoyant

Die Werkself's last-gasp 3-2 victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05 has given the side greater belief going into their match with Monaco, according to goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Meanwhile, coach Roger Schmidt has called on his charges to be patient against a well-drilled home team.

Tuchel optimistic

"There'll be an unbelievable atmosphere in the stadium," Tuchel continued. "We believe we can succeed and put in a performance that our fans will love." However, the 43-year-old also sounded a note of caution about the visitors' front line: "It's absolutely top class. We'll really need to be on our guard and will have to play with plenty of hard work, determination and solidarity."

Good news for Dortmund

Speaking at the club's pre-match press conference, head coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed that star players Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marc Bartra, Adrian Ramos and Andre Schürrle are all fit and ready to face Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Club Med

With autumn fast approaching in Germany, Leverkusen's trip to the south of France offers a somewhat different climate to the players...

Ronaldo the centurion!

Cristiano Ronaldo could make history for Real against Dortmund tomorrow evening. Mind you, netting a hat-trick against Dortmund is no easy task.

Gladbach vs Barca: ter Stegen's homecoming

Mönchengladbach's home game with Barca on Wednesday is not only one for every Gladbach fan to mark in big red letters in the diary; it's also a guaranteed to be an emotional occasion for ex-Foal Marc-Andre ter Stegen, now the goalkeeper of Barcelona. Born and bred in Mönchengladbach, he became the first-choice 'keeper at the end of the 2010/11 season, helped the team stay in the Bundesliga that year and qualify for the Champions League play-offs in 2011/12. He made his last appearance in front of the Borussia faithful on 3 May 3014 before waving a tearful farewell to the fans. This will be his first return to the club. What a moment.

Dortmund in the groove

What fun it must be playing in the Borussia Dortmund side at the moment. Thomas Tuchel's charges are scoring for fun and go into Tuesday's match with Real on the back of a 3-1 victory over SC Freiburg last Friday. Look out Real!

Kimmich on fire

We're fast running out of superlatives for this young man. A star at centre-back under Pep Guardiola last season, a successful UEFA Euro 2016 and now amidst a purple patch in front of goal: Joshua Kimmich may be the best young player in Europe right now. Have you added the 21-year-old to your fantasy manager XI? His goal against Hamburger SV on Matchday 5 would have earned you 14 points ...

Werkself Nice-bound

Leverkusen departed for Nice this afternoon, from where they will make the short trip to Monaco for Tuesday's game at the Stade Louis II.

The champions have arrived

This was the Real Madrid side arriving at Dortmund airport this afternoon.

The calm before the storm

Good day then everyone! So what fixture are you most looking forward to this week? That's a question without an easy answer. Leverkusen's trip to Monaco could be one of the surprise games of the round, while Bayern, Dortmund and Gladbach face Atletico, Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. Arguably Germany's top three versus Spain's top three: who'll come out on top? Only time - and the talent of some of the greatest players in world football - will tell!

Bayern meet Atletico this week, the side that eliminated them in last season's Champions League semi-final. © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein