14th time champions of Uefa Champions League , Real Madrid will play against Italian Champion, Napoli in gameweek two of UCL 2023/24. Both of the team won their first match of UCL 2023/24. Real Madrid beat Union Berlin and Napoli beat Sporting Braga in their opening fixture of Champions League 2023/24.
Blockbuster fixture of group C
Group C consists of four teams , Real Madrid, Napoli, Union Berlin and Sporting Braga . Real Madrid and Napoli are the favourites to progress to Round of 16 from the group. The match between two heavyweights , Napoli and Real Madrid is expected to produce group winner of Group C. Both of the teams are off to winning start in this campaign of Champions League and both the teams will be eyeing second win in as much match when they will face each other tonight .
Tough test for Real Madrid
The match between Real Madrid and Napoli will be played in the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona , home of Napoli. A trip to Naples has been a daunting task for many in recent times, but the Spanish team will head into the fixture with full confidence after they comfortably win the game against high flying Girona in their latest league match. Napoli were also victorious at the weekend, beating Lecce 4-0. The away environment at Naples are sure to be a headache for Real Madrid.
Head to head record
Real Madrid has faced Napoli just four times in their Champions League history latest of which was 2017. In the four matches , Napoli is yet to win a game vs Real Madrid . However , Real Madrid has beaten Napoli thrice in UCL. In the latest fixture between these team , Real Madrid knocked Napoli from Champions League Round of 16 with the aggregate score of 6:2 in 2016/17. Napoli has only managed once to avoid defeat while facing Real Madrid when the match ended 1:1 in 1987/88.
Players to watch
jude bellingham ( real madrid )
Jude Bellingham has already scored seven goals in this season for Real Madrid. The new signing from Borussia Dortmund is the leading goalscorer of Laliga 2023/24 . Jude Bellingham has already scored a game winning goal in UCL this season while facing Union Berlin. Jude is in the form of his life and he is the main man of Real Madrid going into the match.
victor oshimen ( napoli )
The 23 year old Nigerian forward is the main threat for Real Madrid going into this fixture. Oshimen has already scored five goals for Napoli in Serie A this season. Oshimen combined with Khvicha could give some serious trouble to Kepa on Real Madrid’s goal. Oshimen is yet to get his goal in the Champions league this season .