Napoli and Real Madrid will meet on Tuesday, October 3rd at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy for an intriguing match in the UEFA Champions League group stage. While Napoli triumphed 2-1 on the road at Braga, Real Madrid defeated Union Berlin with a last-second goal with the help of the inform Jude Bellingham.
Napoli remain third in Serie A behind Inter and Milan, taking comfort from their impressive 4-0 victory against Lecce over the weekend. Rudi Garcia will want his side to make a quick start and find their attacking groove as quickly as possible against Real Madrid’s struggling defense. Napoli are without Juan Jesus, Amir Rrahmani and Pierluigi Gollini due to injury. Natan ought to be starting at the center of Napoli’s defense with Leo Ostigard. Victor Osimhen will likely remain as their centre forward with Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and Matteo Politano helping the team provide goals. Although Napoli may be dominant on their best day, they haven’t found their groove yet this year.
Real Madrid will look to build on their 3-0 win against Girona last time out in the Spanish League, where they are currently sitting in 1st place. Carlo Ancelotti boasts an experienced squad, hoping that they can avenge last year’s semi final defeat to Manchester City. When David Alaba hobbled off during Real Madrid’s victory against Las Palmas last week, it was a blow to their injury situation. The Austrian will miss this Champions League match, though it’s not anticipated that he will be out for a prolonged period. The away team will be without Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois for an extended period, and Arda Guler will be out till the October international break due to an injury setback.
Real Madrid has a strong record versus Napoli and has triumphed in both of the most recent meetings among the two clubs. Real Madrid has never been defeated by Napoli in an official match.
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Napoli vs Real Madrid Game Information
- Date: 10/03/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli).
- How to Watch Napoli vs Real Madrid: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv