Champions League - Wednesday team news

Team news, match facts and videos ahead of tonight's Champions League matches, with Manchester City facing Real Madrid and Arsenal tackling Montpellier.

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GROUP A

DYNAMO KIEV v PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN - 7.45pm

Carlo Ancelotti has taken a 21-man squad to Kiev for this match. Forward Jeremy Menez (thigh) is the most notable absentee, while midfielder Thiago Motta returns from a series of niggles. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from international suspension.

PORTO v DINAMO ZAGREB - 7.45pm

Porto have already qualified and as such may choose to rest first-team stars like Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez. Dinamo have had some positive injury news as Arijan Ademi, Alen Halilovic, Mateo Kovacic and Domagoj Vida have all been passed fit.

GROUP B

ARSENAL v MONTPELLIER - 7.45pm

Theo Walcott will miss the clash against Montpellier after hurting his shoulder in the 5-2 win over Tottenham at the weekend. Gervinho returns from an ankle injury that has kept him out for a month, so he will fill in for his fellow wide forward.

SCHALKE v OLYMPIACOS - 7.45pm

Schalke’s Dutch attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay missed training after pulling a thigh muscle on international duty, and he is expected to miss the match. If Arsenal and Schalke both win their games on matchday five, both sides will qualify for the next stage.

GROUP C

ANDERLECHT v AC MILAN - 7.45pm

Milan have left experienced but injured midfielder Massimo Ambrosini behind, with youngster Bryan Cristante taken in his place although unlikely to feature. If Milan win and Zenit do not beat Malaga, the Italian side will qualify for the last 16.

ZENIT ST. PETERSBURG v MALAGA - 5pm

The Russian side have a number of fitness problems with Italy international Domenico Criscito and Aleksandar Lukovic both missing. Malaga have already qualified for the last 16, but one point from either of their two remaining games will see them win the group.

GROUP D

AJAX v BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl looks set to feature against Ajax after missing a fortnight of action with a knee strain. If Dortmund avoid defeat against Ajax, their place in the last 16 will be secured.

MANCHESTER CITY v REAL MADRID

Mario Balotelli is struggling to be fit for Manchester City in time for the crucial group stage encounter at home to Real Madrid. Real Madrid are without Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain after he injured his thigh earlier this month, though Karim Benzema is fully fit. Manchester City will be eliminated from the Champions League if they do not win this match.