Champions League action kicks off again Wednesday on Paramount+ as Matchday 1 rolls into its second day.
Borussia Dortmund @ Besiktas
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What to Know
Borussia Dortmund is set to face off against Besiktas in their first match of the Champions League group stage at 12:45 p.m. ET September 15th at Vodafone Park. There are 32 teams in the group stage divided into 8 groups; the winners and runners-up in each group will advance to the round of 16, the third-place teams will continue in the Europa League round of 32, and the losers will bid the tournament farewell. This is the first Champions League match of the season for both teams.
Last year, Borussia Dortmund made it all the way to the quarter-finals but was eliminated by Manchester City on scores of 1-2 and 1-2. As for Besiktas, they lost in the third qualifying round of the Europa League to Rio Ave.
If last season is anything to go by, Borussia Dortmund has the upper hand here; we'll see if Besiktas steps up. For updates on this game and more, check back at CBSSports.
How To Watch
- Who: Besiktas vs. Borussia Dortmund
- When: Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. ET
- Where: Vodafone Park
- TV/Live stream: Paramount+