Real Madrid have only had one preparation game and although that saw them brush past Getafe, there have to be some doubts over match fitness. Meanwhile Eden Hazard is unlikely to play, while by the time the match kicks off both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon will probably have joined Tottenham.
Earlier in the day, women's 200m saw Kong Lingwei win with 23.64s as top favorite Ge failed to finish the race.
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem
Zinedine Zidane's side didn't play in the first round of matches one week ago, after their game at home to Getafe was postponed in order to allow them more time to recover after their participation in last season's Champions League in August.
The changes mean that the weekend will open with Villarreal at home to Eibar, with Villarreal looking to improve on an opening day's performance that saw them held 1-1 at home by newly promoted Huesca.
To keep fit, the club is holding separate training sessions of not more than five players each at different locations while beefing up its squad in readiness for continental football and defending their crown.
Bale returns to the club he left to join Madrid in 2013 for a then-world record transfer fee of over 110 million U.S. dollars.
The 23-year-old's displays last season earned him his first cap for Spain on September 6th as he started in his country's 4-0 UEFA Nations League win against the Ukraine.
Teda rank in the bottom in the Suzhou division with an embarrassing no-win record. Enditem
Considered by many as Poland's best ever female volleyball player, Glinka played under Lang in 2003 and 2004. Enditem
The Blacks and Yellows have put together a squad with exceptionally talented youngsters and seem the only serious challenger.