As the halfway mark of the UEFA Champions League group stage approaches, the new edition of Champions Matchday – the competition's official magazine – hits the newsstands full of news, interviews and previews to provide the perfect accompaniment to matchday three.
Real Madrid CF centre-forward Karim Benzema exclusively tells Champions Matchday that it was "a dream" to meet his hero Ronaldo when he first arrived in the Spanish capital. Can he emulate the brilliant Brazilian? The French No9 isn't the only Bernabéu hero to sit down with Champions Matchday. Madrid coach José Mourinho reveals his thoughts on the campaign to win the prize every Madridista craves: a tenth European Cup.
Elsewhere in issue three, the revamped Champions Matchday – now more timely to coincide with the thrills and spills of European football's premier club competition – interviews versatile FC Bayern München forward Thomas Müller and returning Manchester United FC winger Ashley Young, and finds out why Montpellier Hérault SC owner Louis Nicollin is threatening to "become a monk".
The latest edition investigates how Roberto Di Matteo is revolutionising defending champions Chelsea FC's style, researches 704 UEFA Champions League players to give a remarkable statistical profile of the tournament's average man, and celebrates the goalkeeping heroics, glorious goals and seriously overdue victories that defined matchday two.
You can also win tickets to one of three matchday four fixtures and a signed pair of Benzema's boots. Issue No3 is available across Europe from 17 October and in a digital version. This season, for the first time, Champions Matchday is available before every round of the UEFA Champions League. You can also follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.
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