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  • Writer's pictureChristos Davos

Match of the Week: Napoli-Milan


Napoli and AC Milan go head-to-head in the second leg for a place in the Champions League semi-finals, with the visitors looking to defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg at the San Siro and the home side looking to win to overturn total score of the pair.


Naples

Napoli wants to take advantage of its home ground and win by two goals in order to reach the semi-finals of the competition. The Neapolitans are expected to exert pressure from the first minutes of the match, as on Holy Saturday against Hellas Verona they lined up with five changes in their starting line-up, in order to appear "fresh" in today's match. In terms of competition, midfielder Angisa and central defender Kim are out due to suspension.


Milan

Milan wants to take advantage of the score advantage and the goal is not to be defeated by Napoli, in order to celebrate the qualification to the semi-finals of the institution. And for their part, the Milanese want to appear with enough energy in order to block Napoli, which is why they made 10 changes against Bologna in the league. In racing matters, there are no major problems.


TEAM FORM

Naples

I-H-N-H-N

In the last five matches in all competitions, Napoli has two wins, two losses and one draw


Milan

I-N-I-N-H

In Milan's last five matches in all competitions, the Milanese have won two, drawn two and lost one.


MATCH STATISTICS

  • Napoli have conceded at least one goal against AC Milan at home in their last eight games

  • Milan have scored at least one goal in the first half in 89% of their Champions League games this season

  • Napoli have won 78% of their matches in this year's Champions League

POSSIBLE ELEVENS

Napoli: 4-3-3: Meret-Di Lorenzo, Rahmani, Juan Jesus, Rui-Dombele, Lobotka, Zielinski-Politano, Osimen, Kvarazzelia

Milan: 4-2-3-1: Mainan-Calabria, Chiar, Tomori, Hernandez-Benasser, Tonali-Diaz, Krunic, Rafael Leao-Giro

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