For many of the most prolific clubs in Europe, the group stage of the Champions League will be the beginning of a new European campaign in which they only await hope and aspirations. Lazio, who finished fourth in Italy, will face Borussia Dortmund, who finished second in the German Bundesliga, to start their journey in this competition.
Here's how you can watch the game and what you need to know:
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Date: Tuesday, October 20 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stadio Olimpico - Rome, Italy
Live and TV Broadcasting: CBS All Access
Odds: Lazio +240; Draw +270 Dortmund +106 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
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Borussia Dortmund: Last season it was all about bringing the German team a pool of young talent to its first team and building towards the future. The trend continued with the signing of 17-year-old English international Jude Bellingham. The outstanding guys from last year's squad are still around, including the scorer Erling Haaland, who scores an average goal or assists every 50 minutes in the competition (10 goals, 1 assist).
Lazio: The Italian national team is returning to the Champions League for the first time since the 2007-08 season. So they were eliminated from the group stage, so they hope to have better luck this time. History may be on their side for taking a strong first step towards progress as Dortmund lost their last three away matches in the Champions League in Italy, dating back to 2003.
Dortmund's talent should make up for his series of back-to-back defeats in Italy, although Cerro Immobile would definitely get one for Lazio. Choose: Borussia Dortmund 3, Lazio 1