Napoli are going to need every helping hand available when they face Manchester City at the Etihad, with Pep Guardiola’s men in rampant form ahead of Tuesday night’s titanic Champions League clash.
Manchester City have made a perfect start to their Champions League campaign with impressive victories over Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk. Tonight they face the team fancied to push the Blues for first place in Group F, Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli, who sit atop Serie A after a flying start to the season.
Napoli suffered a surprise defeat to Shakhtar on Matchday 1 in Ukraine, but responded with a 3-1 win over Feyenoord last time out. And for football purists, Guardiola vs. Sarri represents the coming together of two of the game’s most entertaining and innovative coaches. It should be quite a game at the Etihad Stadium tonight!
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) October 17, 2017
On Tuesday morning, Napoli thanked Manchester United for letting them borrow their facilities at The Cliff training ground. ‘Thanks for lending us your training ground, Manchester United,’ Napoli’s official account tweeted.
It’s United’s turn on Wednesday evening as they take on Benfica in Lisbon, following victories over Basel and CSKA Moscow in Europe’s premier competition.
Jose Mourinho’s side will hope to pick up their momentum after a drab 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.