The German side, Barça's first rival in the Champions League, earned their third victory in the Bundesliga after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-0. Paco Alcácer opened the scoring at Signal Iduna Park, and Marco Reus' double as well as a goal from Raphaël Guerreiro, completed the scoring. On Tuesday 17, the blaugrana will travel to Germany to face Lucien Favre's side in the first match of the 2019/20 group stage.
A sensational goal from Sensi gave Inter another win, ensuring that they continue as Serie A leaders. Antonio Conte's players have played three league games so far and won them all: 4-0 against Lecce, 1-2 against Cagliari and 1-0 against Udinese. Their first clash with Barça in the group stage will be on Wednesday, 2 October.
The third rival in the Champions League also won on the ninth day of the Czech Republic League. Goals from Husbauer, Coufal and Provod ensured they beat Slovakia 2-0, their seventh victory of the current campaign. Of the nine games played, they've drawn the other two, and are leaders with 23 points.