All four English clubs will be hoping to produce better Champions League performances this week after less than auspicious starts to their group campaigns.
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Of the Premier League quartet only Liverpool emerged with three points, and even then they required a stoppage-time penalty from Steven Gerrard to overcome Bulgarian group-stage newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad with a 2-1 victory at home.
Still, that result ultimately set the Reds off on the right foot to qualify and they will aim to take the next step away to Basel on Wednesday.
Manager Brendan Rodgers may take some encouragement from the fact the Swiss club were thrashed 5-1 by holders and 4/1 joint favourites (bwin
) Real Madrid, who now travel to Razgrad and head the betting alongside 2013 winners Bayern Munich.
The other three English clubs all failed to beat German opposition on match day one with both Arsenal and Manchester City returning home with no points after 2-0 and 1-0 defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
It was the first time the Gunners had lost their group-stage opener since 2003-04 and they will attempt to get themselves up and running at home to Galatasaray, while Dortmund visit Anderlecht who drew 1-1 with the Turks two weeks ago.
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin (left) vies with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon on May 24 2014 (Getty Images)
City, meanwhile, face a difficult task on Tuesday in trying to get back on track when they host Roma, who dished out a 5-1 drubbing to CSKA Moscow on their return to this competition, while Bayern are in the Russian capital for an early kick-off.
The most surprising slip-up among the English contingent was that of Chelsea, who could only draw 1-1 at home to Schalke and are therefore dead level with Sporting Lisbon and Maribor after they recorded the same scoreline.
Next up for the Blues is a return to the Portuguese capital for their manager Jose Mourinho, while Schalke are at home to the Slovenian side.
Among the other highlights on match day two is Paris Saint-Germain at home to Barcelona, with Atletico Madrid v Juventus another attractive contest for the neutrals.
You can read our full match previews and get betting tips for the games which appear in blue type below.
2014-15 UEFA Champions League fixtures schedule
Match day 2 (all kick-off times BST)
Tuesday September 30
19:45 APOEL Nicosia v Ajax
19:45 Schalke v Maribor
19:45 BATE Borisov v Athletic Bilbao
Wednesday October 1
19:45 Malmo v Olympiakos
October 21-22 – Match day 3
November 4-5 – Match day 4
November 25-26 – Match day 5
December 9-10 – Match day 6
December 15 – Last-16 draw
February 17-18 – Last-16 first leg
February 24-25 – Last-16 first leg
March 10-11 – Last-16 second leg
March 17-18 – Last-16 second leg
March 20 – Quarter-final draw
April 14-15 – Quarter-final first leg
April 21-22 – Quarter-final second leg
April 24 – Semi-final draw
May 5-6 – Semi-final first leg
May 12-13 – Semi-final second leg
June 6 – Champions League Final in Berlin