Two of the competition's biggest names go head to head in Wednesday's games.
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Two of the competition's biggest names go head to head in Wednesday's UEFA Women's Champions League group action.
Playing home and away until mid-December, and broadcast live across the world by DAZN/YouTube, the 16 competing clubs are under the spotlight like never before: we preview the action.How the groups stand
All kick-off times CET
What to look out for
Lyon and Bayern meet again
Lyon's new-look squad have begun in convincing fashion and will be five points clear should they defeat a Bayern team whose opening away game in this group brought a disappointing 0-0 draw at Benfica. Victory is far from guaranteed, however.
Indeed, both teams can look to recent meetings for inspiration: Lyon won their one-off quarter-final contest 2-1 in Bilbao in August 2020, but this summer it ended 4-2 to Bayern in a friendly tournament in Toulouse – a game the German champions actually led 4-0 before late consolations from Amel Majri and Wendie Renard.
Admittedly, that was a pre-season game with key players missing, but Bayern seem to have eclipsed Wolfsburg as Germany's top team, for now at least. This trip to Lyon therefore represents a perfect chance to showcase the European pedigree they have built up over the last couple of campaigns.
• Following the same match pattern as the men's club group stages, all these fixtures will be reversed on Matchday 4, with the Group C and D return games next Wednesday. The first quarter-finalists could even be decided then, though everything depends on how the Matchday 3 encounters unfold.
Matchday 4: 17/18 November
Matchday 5: 8/9 December
Matchday 6: 15/16 December
Quarter-final & semi-final draw
First leg: 22/23 March
Second leg: 30/31 March
First leg: 23/24 April
Second leg: 30 April/1 May
Final (Juventus Stadium, Turin)