Champions Matchday focus on Ronaldo and Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi share the spotlight on the cover of the latest edition of Champions Matchday, official magazine of the UEFA Champions League.

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With another thrilling UEFA Champions League campaign under way, the latest issue of Champions Matchday looks back on a breathtaking start to the group stage.

An unprecedented 30 goals were scored on the opening night and with Real Madrid CF's Cristiano Ronaldo and FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi both hitting hat-tricks, we analyse how this prolific pair maintain such phenomenal strike rates.

We also talk exclusively to Chelsea FC fans' favourite Branislav Ivanović about the return of José Mourinho, discuss whether Arsenal FC summer signing Mesut Özil might just be the new Dennis Bergkamp, and take a closer look at Manchester City FC's new jet-heeled winger Jesús Navas.

There are also one-on-ones with Juventus boss Antonio Conte – speaking exclusively to Champions Matchday about his hopes to conquer Europe again as a coach – and PFC CSKA Moskva's Igor Akinfeev, discussing his growing reputation as the next great Russian goalkeeper.

Also in the latest edition, we hear from some of Europe's exciting rising stars, most notably FC Shakhtar Donetsk's Taison, Real Sociedad de Fútbol's Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – and also shine the spotlight on some of the game's up-and-coming wide men. Plus expert comment from Guillem Balagué and Sandro Mazzola, the chance to win matchday four tickets, and much, much more.

Champions Matchday is the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League and is available across Europe on the newsstand and also comes in digital versions which can be purchased on Apple Newsstand or Zinio. You can also follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.