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Real Madrid vs. Nápoles live: Champions League 2016/2017 - AS.com

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Real Madrid host Napoli in the Champions League 2016-17 last 16 with the Italians pitching up at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first leg on Wednesday 15 February. Kick off is at the usual time of 20:45 CET. AS English will bring you build up and full live coverage in our inimitable style.

What can we expect from this one?

Top in LaLiga open their arms to welcome third in Serie A - although the visitors' fans will be less cordially escorted from the local police - in a game that sees some returning faces to the Bernabéu.

Real Madrid

Although not playing at their top level this season, Zidane's men find themselves top of the Liga pile and with games in hand (although they may prove more troublesome later in the season). Their Champions League target, unusually for the club, may actually be second on the list of proirities within many a Madridista head this season with recent triumphs establishing a significant historical statement of continental dominance, but bread and butter national league title escaping their grasp in many a recent year.

Gareth Bale is still out but Zidane has most of his injury-hit squad back in place.

Napoli

Napoli arrive in Madrid with one of the most famous cheerleaders possible in Diego Maradona. Their ex-player will be vocal in the stands but Madrid's Luka Modric is delighted that he won't be on the pitch in his prime. Familiar faces to the home fans include Callejón and Albiol who have both worn the famous white shirts of Madrid and also Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Nine goals in their last two games in their domestic league will have Ramos and co wary about keeping things tight. Arkadiusz Milik is fit and Hamsik a likely handfull.

How they may line-up

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Vázquez, Benzema, Ronaldo

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam; Zieliński, Diawara, Hamšík; Callejón, Mertens, Insigne

  • Competition Champions League - Last 16
  • Date Wednesday, 15/02/2017
  • Referee Damir Skomina (Eslovenia)
  • Stadium Santiago Bernabéu - Madrid
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