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UCL rivals: Wins for City, Legia and Dinamo as FC Rostov fall

Barcelona, Atletico, Real Madrid and Sevilla return to Champions League duty this forthcoming midweek. This is how their rivals fared in their domestic leagues.

UCL rivals: Wins for City, Legia and Dinamo as FC Rostov fall
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Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid

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

Manchester City (vs. Barça, Tuesday 01.11)

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola

City bounced back from their recent slump with an impressive 0-4 away win to West Brom which saw Guardiola's side move to the summit of the Premier League. A brace a piece from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan were enough to secure maximum points and secure the Sky Blues first win in seven games. City welcome Barcelona to the Ethihad on Tuesday.

FC Rostov (vs. Atletico Madrid, Tuesday 01.11) 

The Russian side travel to the Spanish capital on the back of a defeat in the Russian Premier League with a 1-0 loss to Amkar Perm. A solitary goal just before the break from Kostyukov was enough to secure three points for the "Krasno-chernye".

Legia Warsaw (vs . Real Madrid, Weds. 02.11)

Wednesday's game in Warsaw will be held behind closed doors as UEFA punishment for a series of disorder that occurred in the opening match day of the 2016/17 group stage. The Polish champions are responding well under new coach Jacek Magiera and had to dig deep on Friday night to claw back a win from being 2-0 down to bottom side Korona Kielce going on to win 2-4. 

Dinamo Zagreb (vs. Sevilla, Weds. 02.11)

The Croatian champions kept in hot pursuit of league leaders Rijeka with a narrow away win against Inter Zapresic. 19 year Ante Ćorić was on target for the side from the capital as they now travel to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla on Wednesday.