Champions League PREVIEW I Napoli v Eintracht Frankfurt

Napoli hope to become the third Serie A side in Champions League quarter finals as tonight they host Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the last-16.

Luciano Spalletti’s side won 2-0 away in the first leg and they can count on almost every possible combinations to go through, even losing with a one goal deficit.

If they manage to hold on, they’ll reach Champions League’s quarter-finals for the first time in club’s history.

Stats back Napoli’s hopes as they are unbeaten in their last 11 Champions League home games and they have won all the three games played at the Diego Armanda Stadium this season, scoring at least three goals in each of them.

On top of that, Eintracht Frankurt have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions and they can not count on their fans as they’ve been banned from travelling to Italy.

Results from their last five matches in all competitions:



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Team News

Napoli can count on goalkeeper Alex Meret and center back Kim min-jae as they both made the squad.

The Italian had a wrist problem during the warm-up of the last Serie A game against Atalanta and he missed the match with back-up keeper Pierluigi Gollini playing his first game with the club.

The South Korean was subbed off against Atalanta for a calf problem but he trained with the group over the last two days and he’ll be a starter.

Hirving Lozano is back too after missing the Atalanta clash while Giacomo Raspadori is still out injured.

There are no question marks about Victor Osimhen, who opened the scoresheet in the first leg and, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has provided four assists in Champions League this season.

Eintracht Frankurt will be missing striker Randal Kolo Muani, as he received a red card in the first leg, and Jesper Lindström, out with an injury.

Predicted XIs

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Trapp; Tuta, Jakic, Ndicka; Knauff, Rode, Sow, Max; Gotze, Kamada; Borré.


Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN


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