Napoli - Real Madrid team news: Bale and Ronaldo return


Napoli - Real Madrid team news: Bale and Ronaldo return

Napoli welcome Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid to San Paolo, as the hosts seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit from the Round of 16 first leg in Madrid.

Napoli - Real Madrid team news: Bale and Ronaldo return

Real Madrid return to European action tonight with a trip to Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16. Zinedine Zidane's team travel to southern Italy with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. They will expect a simmering atmosphere in the city overlooked by Mount Vesuvius. Napoli supporters began to assemble in San Paolo SIX hours before kick off. Napoli come in to the Champions League clash off the back of a 1-2 victory away at Roma, courtesy of a double from Dries Mertens. Real Madrid had a highly-satisfactory trip to the Basque Country at the weekend, where they romped to a 1-4 victory over Eibar.


Dries Mertens starts for Napoli, despite having been an injury doubt leading up to the match. Hysaj, Diawara, and Allan also start as Sarri makes changes to the team that won at Roma at the weekend.

Starting XI

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Diawara, Hamsik; Callejón, Mertens, Insigne

Napoli's Marek Hamsik starts against Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Zidane rings the changes from Saturday's comfortable win at Eibar. Carvajal, Marcelo, Kroos, Bale, and Cristiano return to the starting XI.  

Starting XI

Real Madrid: Keylor; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Cristiano

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