Napoli Vs AC Milan Champions League Preview, Lineup, And Prediction

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All eyes will be on the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples for Napoli Vs AC Milan Champions League cracker.

Napoli Vs AC Milan
All eyes on Estadio Armando Maradona Stadium for Napoli Vs AC Milan Champions League cracker

The two Serie A clubs go head-to-head in a crunch Champions League quarterfinal return leg.

Match Preview

Napoli have smashed the Serie A title race in style this season leading the charge to claim the trophy for the first time in decades but it appears the Azzuri are set to hit their Champions League death knell against AC Milan.

The first leg was a heated boilerplate at the San Siro, closely fought but finally won by Milan club with a marginal scoreline leaving the tie finely poised.

The semi-final ticket is still widely open after the seven time champions managed just a narrow 1-0 win over the Serie A title hopefuls and Champions League quarterfinal first-timers.

Napoli Vs AC Milan
Napoli Vs AC Milan: AC Milan won first leg at San Siro

Recently, Napoli seem to have lost the spark and are winless in their last three games in all competitions, two of which, have been a defeat against AC Milan.

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More worrying is their punctured strike force that has failed to find the back of the net in three successive games, the first time that has occured this season.

The Azzurri were pummelled 4-0 at San Siro in the league before they settled for 1-0 Champions League defeat to the same opponent at the same venue.

Their barren scoresheet lingered in the Serie A clash against relegation-trapped Hellas Verona at home. Hence, Luciano Spalletti will be under pressure to weather the poor form of recent when taking on the Serie A and Champions League heavyweights.

Napoli Vs AC Milan may be a revenge for the Rossoneri after they got smashed at San Siro in Serie A

In contrast to the adventurous Rossoneri, AC Milan are the most experienced and successful Champions League club from the Serie A. They have scored 6 goals in their last three games with five of those goals coming against Napoli.

Their last Serie A clash against Bologna ended squares as they settled for a 1-1 draw

AC Milan will head to Estadio Armando Maradona Stadium as a better side but they will face a uphill task against Napoli.

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A win for AC Milan will see the Rossoneri bagged a triple win against the Scudetto hopefuls which will break a 1994 jinx.

The last time Napoli lost three times in a season was in 1994 to Lazio but they are unbeaten in their last 12 home games in all competitions this season .

Napoli Vs AC Milan Team News

Leading the list of top Napoli players to start for the Azzuri is deadly Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen missed the first leg at San Siro due to injury. He came on from the bench against Hellas Verona and will start in the attack for Napoli on Tuesday.

Napoli Vs AC Milan
Victor Osimhen back to the squad after injury

Zambo Anguissa and Kim Min-jae are leading the list of Napoli defenders set to miss the clash. Min-jae bagged a second successive yellow card in the first leg and is suspended.

Ndombele, Zielinski, and Lobotska are all expected to start for Napoli while Simeone and Raspadori are expected to miss the game.

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Meanwhile, AC Milan are expected to lineup Olivier Giroud in the attack. Also expected to start for Stephano Pioli’s side are Raphael Leao and Sandro Tonali.

Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is injured and is expected to miss the clash.

Napoli Vs AC Milan Possible Lineup

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Jesus, Rui; Ndombele, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

AC Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Krunic, Tonali; Diaz, Bennacer, Leao; Giroud

Napoli Vs AC Milan Prediction

Napoli are expected to return to winning ways and revenge two successive defeats against the Rossoneri with a 2-1 home win.

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