In group B on the fifth day, three teams still have realistic chances to qualify for the knockout phase in the Champions League. Beside Benfica Lisbon and Beşiktaş Istanbul, which meet in Turkey, the SSC Naples still has all the trumps in hand and with Dynamo Kiev probably also the supposedly lightest group opponent before the chest. Kick off at Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday at 20:45. While Naples are almost sure to be in the round of the last 16, Kiev have to win both games and hope for a goal in the European League.
Napoli is the perfect match in the Champions League season with two wins against Dynamo Kiev (2-1) and Benfica Lisbon (4-2). On the following days the Azzurri could have already made the qualification for the round of 16 already perfect. But against Beşiktaş Istanbul it was only a point in two consecutive games. While the home game lost 2: 3, Naples from Istanbul could at least take a point. This means that the SSC Napoli will be in second place ahead of Benfica Lisbon before the 5 th matchday with 7 points and a goal ratio of 9: 7. On the courses are Beşiktaş Istanbul and Dynamo Kiev. To keep the qualification in their own hands, coach Maurizio Sarri’s team has to win against the last team from the Ukraine. For in the last group game they are still going to Lisbon, which are also currently not qualified. After four compulsive matches in front of the season’s own audience, the Azzurri’s engine has stalled a bit. Out of the last four cross-competitions, only 4 points were won. In the last home game against Lazio Rome, Naples was able to convince almost on the whole line. But despite the odds of 8 to 3 and a clearly positive ball possession ratio of 65% to 35%, it was only a 1: 1 draw. In other respects, the team at Sarri regularly earns a lot of opportunities and is often a little bit more than the best. However, too many shots are needed to score a goal. It is, of course, inconvenient that there are two failures in the offensive. The Polish forward striker Arkadiusz Milik and Manolo Gabbiadini are expected to miss 5 goals.
Kiev are in fourth place after four games with only one point and a goal difference of 2: 6. One point comes from the game at Beşiktaş Istanbul, where Dynamo won an absolutely deserved 1: 1 draw. The last away game against Benfica Lisbon went almost 0: 1 lost. After three defeats and a draw, the qualification for the KO phase of the Champions League has already been ruled out. Even a wintering in the Europa League seems only to be possible. For this purpose, the last two games would have a total of two threes and an upper hand, and the help of Naples and Lisbon. However, Sergiy Rebrov’s team can not really count on that. For Dynamo Kiev, the only thing to say goodbye to this year’s Champions League season is a good result. In the Pari-Match League the reigning champion from Kiev is currently only in second place. The gap to the current leader Shakhtar Donetsk is already 8 points after the 15th day and the new championship has moved far away. Despite two victories from the last two league games against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2: 1) and Stal Kamianske (2-1), chances of a victory in Naples are not so good. Because from the last two Champions League games on foreign course the Ukrainians only got one point. Rebrov also needs two players. Thus defensive players Danilo Silva and midfielder Valeri Fedorchuk are injured due to injury.