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Champions League kicks off with Premier League sides Manchester City and Manchester United in action

Manchester City and Manchester United will be representing the Premier League sides in Europe this evening as the Champions League kicks off proper.

City are currently top of the Premier League with five wins with not a single goal conceded in that time, and are enjoying an eleven point gap over reigning champions Chelsea.

They face a stern test tonight against Italian champions Juventus, as they kick off another difficult European campaign in a group that also includes Europa League champions Sevilla and Germans Borussia Monche­ngladbach.

They have failed to get past the last sixteen of the Champions League since returning to Europe, and with the start they have made, fans will be hoping that form will transfer onto the continent.

Meanwhile, their Manchester rivals make their return to Europe's top table after a year's absence, taking on Dutch side PSV.

Louis Van Gaal will be without captain Wayne Rooney for the tie, after he picked up a knock. The Dutchman has also stated that if his side return from his native country with a point then it would be a good result for his side.

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