With matchday two of the UEFA Champions League on the horizon, the latest edition of Champions Matchday – the official competition magazine – hits the newsstand full of the stories, players and tactical trends set to shape another round of European football's premier club competition.
Fresh from inspiring Juventus's comeback from 2-0 down against Chelsea FC on matchday one, Andrea Pirlo exclusively reveals what it means to return to the UEFA Champions League, and discusses the art of playmaking as well as how the Bianconeri will replace departed captain Alessandro Del Piero.
Elsewhere in issue two, the new-look Champions Matchday – released a week before each round of UEFA Champions League games from this season – profiles Manchester's forward-thinking geniuses Yaya Touré and Antonio Valencia, discovers how Santi Carzorla is replacing Cesc Fàbregas as Arsenal FC's playmaker and finds out why AC Milan have gone back to year zero in pursuit of an eighth European crown.
The magazine also unzips FC Barcelona's 4-6-0 formation, charts the comings and goings in the summer transfer window and reviews the drama, shocks and 43 goals served up in a pulsating matchday one.
Issue No2 is available across Europe from 26 September and in a digital version. You can also follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.
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