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Champions League

Napoli vs Manchester City – Match Preview

The Blues so far have won all three of their Group F matches so far, with a 4-0 win away at Feyenoord followed up by a 2-0 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk and a 2-1 victory over Napoli at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City travel to Serie A side  Napoli in the UEFA Champions League and can guarantee a place in the Champions League knockout stages with a victory at the Stadio San Paolo.

When and Where?

Napoli host Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday, November 1

Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

Team News

Manchester City has no fresh concerns. Benjamin Mendy is a long term absentee. Skipper Vincent Kompany will likely to arrive soon.

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When speaking on the upcoming clash Man City Boss Guardiola stated: “We need one more win to qualify but we are going to the team that are leading Serie A and everybody knows the type of football they play in their own stadium so it’s going to be very difficult, but it’s a great opportunity for us to book our place and we’re going to try our best to do it.”

Napoli too has no new injury concerns, with only long-term absentee Arkadiusz Milik sidelined.

Last Meeting

Napoli tasted defeat in the opening stages at the Etihad stadium, triumphing 2-1 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

 

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Predicted line-ups

Napoli starting XI: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Jesus, Aguero, Sane

 

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