In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, 2nd Leg between Napoli v Frankfurt
Napoli v Frankfurt
UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, Leg 2
Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy
16th March, 01:30 a.m.
On Wednesday night, Napoli returns to the field to wrap up Eintracht Frankfurt’s practise and go to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The 2-0 victory in the first leg, achieved after ninety minutes in which the Azzurri showed some degree of domination, is a huge advantage for Spalletti’s squad who want to progress to next round at all costs to extend their run in the premier European club championship.
The Germans are confronted with a mountain to climb without striker Kolo Muani and without their fans, in fact the final verdict arrived yesterday which reaffirmed the impossibility of German fans to obtain tickets for concerns of public order.
Several doubts in Naples that will face Eintracht Frankfurt, Meret and Kim should grit their teeth and be in the contest, else it will be up to Gollini and Juan Jesus. In addition, Lozano is the offensive favourite over Politano since the Mexican is fully recovered and should close the trident with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia. Mario Rui is returning to the left side of the field. Raspadori is still sidelined but wants to play against Milan on April 2nd.
Kolo Muani was sent off in the first leg and is therefore ineligible to play in the upcoming Champions League encounter when Glasner visits at Stadio Maradona. In his stead, Borré will play as the centre forward and be backed up by Gotze and Kamada. Rode will undoubtedly play as the man of order in the middle of the field with Jakic by his side. Ndicka, Tuta, and Hasebe make up the three-man defence in front of Trapp, all of whom are confident with their positions.
Match Prediction: Napoli 2-0 Frankfurt
Unavailable: Randal Kolo Muani, A.Knauff, Jespr Lindstrom, Giacomo Raspadori
Napoli: Victor Osimhen (21), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (13), Giovanni Simeone (8)
Frankfurt: Randal Kolo Muani (16), Daichi Kamada (13), Jesper Lindstrom (9)
Napoli: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (13), Piotr Zielinski (8), Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, Mario Rui (7)
Frankfurt: Randal Kolo Muani (12), Mario Gotze (6), Daichi Kamda, Rafael Santos Borre (4)
Tackles & Interceptions:
Napoli: Kim Min-jae (74), Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa (72), Stanislav Lobotka, Giovanni Di Lorenzo (56)
Frankfurt: Tuta (82), Djibril Sow (79), Obite Evan N’Dicka (64)
Napoli: Piotr Zielinski (70), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (49), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Mario Rui (46)
Frankfurt: Mario Gotze (46), Randal Kolo Muani (29), Jesper Lindstrom (28)
Napoli: Gollini/Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Mario Rui; Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Lozano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia
Frankfurt: Trapp; Tuta, Jakic/Hasebe, N’Dicka; Buta, Sow, Kamada, Max; Lindstrom, Gotze; Rafael Santos Borre
1. Victor Osimhen
2. Khvicha Kvaratkskhelia
3. Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Grand League Picks:
1. Stanislav Lobotka
2. Rafael Santos Borre
Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):
GK: K Trapp
Def: A Rrahmani, G Di Lorenzo, K Min-jae, M Rui
Mid: P Zielinski, D Kamada, D Sow, P Max
Fwd: V Osimhen (vc), K Kvaratskhelia (c)
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