Montpellier vs Arsenal
- Montpellier, Champions for the first time in France Ligue 1 competition face Arsenal for the first time in their history.
- The French club will make their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League competition.
- French striker Oliver Giroud will be reunited with former club after joining Arsenal during the summer transfer window.
- Giroud, joint leading scorer last season with 21 goals, is yet to score a goal for Arsenal this season.
- Arsenal are playing in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 15th season in a row.
- Arsenal have scored 346 goals in UEFA competition.
- The Gunners have remained unbeaten in eight matches on match day 1, with six wins and two draws.
Olympiacos vs Schalke
- Schalke reached the last four two seasons ago and are hoping to repeat the same in the new campaign as they face Olympiacos away from home.
- Olympiacos are facing German opponents for the second time in the group stages. The Greek club have enjoyed success against Bundesliga sides at home. In six home games against German opponents, Olympiacos have won four, lost 2.
- Olympiacos are in their 14th participation in the UEFA Champions League while Schalke are making their fifth appearance in the competition.
- Schalke have scored 49 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final while Olympiacos have scored 96.