Real Madrid – SSC Napoli – And this pair of knockout stages of the Champions League is certainly very attractive for the fans of football, because they meet the current European champion Real Madrid and always unpleasant team from the south of Italy, Napoli. However, many believe that the Madrid side here should not have too much trouble to fight for a place in the quarter-finals, but it certainly does not think football players Napoli, especially since their last defeat suffered at the end of October last year, and that the priority away game against Juventus. Let us add that this is the first mutual see Real Madrid and Napoli in recent history.
The current European champions this first skirmish with the Neapolitans welcomed after three consecutive championship victory, and that they were in fact still left for the lead in the Premier League and to the point more, but even two games less than the first companion Barcelona. Otherwise, in this fight for the title is still a third of Sevilla, which has only two points behind the Catalans, but it can also boast that about a month ago at home inflicted the only defeat Madrid side in this championship season.
After that, coach Zidane still lost in the Copa del Rey by Celta, which he eventually cost and elimination from the competition, while the other side in this year’s Champions League still do not know how to win, as they are typed in the group stage three wins and three draws. Well, that last draw them is the cost and first place in the group, but later still had some luck in the draw because they avoid some much more uncomfortable holders in the eighth finals. However, against Napoli and they certainly will not be easy to win passage in the quarter-finals, especially since Zidane still can not count on injured striker Bale.
Probable lineups Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Vazquez, Benzema, Ronaldo
As for the guests from Naples, they, unlike Madrid people are free to say that they have no luck in the Champions League, as they are in a long time managed to finish the group stage as the first on the table to them then the draw in the eighth finals brought toughest rival for that called. another hat, the current European champions, Real Madrid. However, in their camp just were not too disappointed these developments, especially as the second leg played before its fiery fans, and with all this in recent years and are in great form in domestic competitions.
Namely, by coach Sarrija in Serie A sequenced eight wins and two defeats, he had actually led to third place in the standings with two points behind Roma and nine with respect to the leading Juventus, while the administration against the “old ladies “Turin will soon play against in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup, given that in the previous two rounds without major problems came to a win against Spezia and Florence. In addition to significantly improved and the situation with the squad and so this first meeting with the Madrid side only miss injured defender Tonelli.
Probable lineups Napoli: Reina – Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam – Zielinski, Jorginho, Hamsik – Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Real Madrid – SSC Napoli TIP
No matter what the guests from Naples in very good shape to welcome this first meeting of the eighth finals of the Champions League, the current European champions still apply for absolute favorites on their Bernabeu, especially since it recently again “kicked” and their best player and shooter, Ronaldo.