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Mixed fortunes for Spanish Champions League rivals

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico return to Champions League duty this forthcoming midweek. The rivals enjoyed mixed fortunes.

Mixed fortunes for Spanish Champions League rivals
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Champions League football returns next week with the third match-day of the 2016/17 competition.How did Spanish rivals fare this weekend in their respective domestic leagues?

Legia Warsaw (v Real Madrid 18.10)

The Polish champions visit the Santiago Bernabeu next Tuesday and despite a recent change in first team coach are still languishing in the lower reached of the Ekstraklasa. This weekend the side from the capital fell to 3-2 to Pogon Szczecin and have only managed three leagues wins and lie twelfth in the table.

Dinamo Zagreb (v Sevilla 18.10)

Sevilla go to the Croatian capital with four points from their opening two UCL games. The Andalusian side are riding high in LaLiga as are Dinamo in the Croatian 1st League. The winners of the last eleven Croatian league titles currently trail Rijeka by three points at the summit of the table but secured a win this weekend with a 0-1 win at lowly Slaven Belupo.

Manchester City (v Barça 19.10)  

Following their first defeat to Tottenham in the last round of Premier League fixtures, Guardiola's side dropped another two home points today as the "Sky Blues" only managed a 1-1 draw with Everton FC (missing two penalty kicks in the proceedings). An emotional return to Camp Nou will now carry added pressure for the Catalan coach following City's 3-3 draw with Celtic in the last round of Champions League games.

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 15/10/16 Manchester City's Sergio Aguero looks dejected after missing a penalty

Rostov (v Atletico 19.10)

Rostov traveled to Moscow on Saturday to face table toppers Spartak and in a tense game the side from Yaroslavl Oblast let three points slip as a solitary goal for the home side from Glushakov saw the points remain in the Russian capital. Rostov are making their debut in the Champions League and have one point as they welcome Atletico on Wednesday.