After edging past Lecce and taking a 16-point lead at the top of the Serie A table, Champions League action returns for Napoli as they face nemesis Milan in the first leg of the two-legged quarter-final tie tonight at the San Siro.

Milan will approach this match on the back of a tedious 0-0 draw with Empoli which helped them continue their quest for a top-four finish. The current league title holders have already inflicted a thrashing 4-0 defeat to the Partenopei earlier this month and will hope for a reversal of the performance from their first meetup this month. 

Meanwhile, visitors Napoli will hope to shrug off their woes facing the Rossoneri and take some revenge tonight for the home humiliation last week. Despite the player pushing hard to become fully fit for the clash, star striker Victor Osimhen will remain sidelined for this match. Manager Luciano Spalletti will aim to see this one out in a narrow win or a draw as they will have the full capacity of their star players available in the second leg. 

Here are the predicted line-ups from Sky Italia:

Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Krunic, Tonali; Brahim Diaz, Bennacer, Leao; Giroud

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Oliveira; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN


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