Real Madrid have received a stern warning from Napoli ahead of the expected clash between them tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, in the second round of the Champions League group stage.
The Royal Club are second in the third group standings with 3 points after defeating Union Berlin in the first round by a goal without reply, while Napoli are top of the standings with the same points but a goal difference.
Date of the match between Real Madrid and Napoli in the Champions League
The meeting is scheduled to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, at ten o’clock in the evening, Egypt and Saudi Arabia time.
Tomorrow’s match between Real Madrid and Napoli will be officiated by French referee Clément Turpin.
Real Madrid’s expected line-up to face Napoli in the Champions League
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, technical director of the Royal Club, is expected to play against Napoli with the following line-up:
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Defensive line: Fran Garcia, Nacho Fernandez, Antonio Rudiger, Lucas Vazquez.
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Aurélien Chouamini, Edouard Ecamavinga, Valverde.
Forward line: Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo.
Real Madrid received stern warning from Napoli ahead of Champions League match
Napoli coach Rudi Garcia has confirmed that he will play against Real Madrid tomorrow just to achieve victory.
At a press conference ahead of the match, he said: “We studied the team and showed the players their strengths and weaknesses. Every team in the world not only has their strengths, but we do too.” But we are focused on our style of play, our quality and our confidence and we have to give our all on the pitch.”
He continued: “We must be calm and calm as there will be no need to talk about motives when we get to the stadium. Let’s just think about what to do together as a team. There is no need to remind us every minute of the greatness of Real Madrid, we know it.”
He stressed: “Right now we are completely focused on the Champions League. Against Real Madrid we will play to win.” Very experienced team, very physical and strong team.”
He continued his speech by saying: “Maybe it’s a little early. It was important to win the first leg. It’s never about winning away in the Champions League.” Tomorrow we will try to win, knowing the strength of the opponent. It’s better to get a positive result moving forward, that’s for sure, and we’ll do everything in our power to achieve that.”
He explained: “Real Madrid have a unique record of achievements and still have about ten players from those who won the title two years ago. This will require courage, which we will definitely have, but we will also need brains. “There will be moments in the match when we will have to put real pressure on Real Madrid or not let them show their strength.”
He concluded: “History is the present and the present is Napoli meeting Real Madrid.” This is one of the matches that everyone dreams of playing, let’s think about this match. “This will be the fourth game in nine days, which is definitely an excessive pace for players who are at risk due to the schedule.”