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Victor Osimhen is a star figure amongst our Napoli predicted lineup vs Real Madrid, who were somewhat fortunate to avoid an embarrassing draw against UEFA Champions League newcomers Union Berlin on matchday one.
The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona is sure to be rocking, as a side that has never been further than the UCL quarter finals faces a team that personifies European supremacy.
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- 3 Napoli Predicted Lineup vs Real Madrid – The Final Word
Napoli are facing a bit of a crisis in their backline, with both their first-choice centre-backs out of action. Juan Jesus is suffering from a hamstring injury and is not going to get back to full fitness in time for the big game against 14-time European champions Real Madrid.
To make things worse, Rudi Garcia will also have to do without his other experienced centre-back Amir Rrahmani due to his muscle injury as well. This might force the manager to continue to rely upon his young defensive duo of Natan and Leo Ostigard, the latter of which scored in their 4-0 win over Lecce at the weekend.
Napoli Predicted Lineup vs Real Madrid
Alex Meret (GK), Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leo Ostigard, Natan, Mathias Olivera, Stanislav Lobotka, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Piotr Zielinski, Matteo Politano, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen
Napoli Predicted Lineup vs Real Madrid – Our Top Three
Victor Osimhen – Nigerian goal machine aims to give Real Madrid nightmares
Victor Osimhen has been one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers in recent years and has already scored five goals this season. However, he needs one (or two) ‘big’ goals to really elevate his performance level.
While Real Madrid will respect him and have aggressive, brutal centre-back Antonio Rudiger bully him – Osimhen has to be smart. If he can be clever with his movement and bring out his ruthless finishing, the Nigerian forward can give Los Blancos’ backline major nightmares and help his side to a historic win.
Kvicha Kvaratskhelia – Kvaradona eager to shine under European spotlight
Napoli winger Kvicha Kvaratskhelia has earned the ‘Kvaradona’ nickname because fans see a similarity between his style with that of Diego Maradona. He has this elastic dribbling ability to ease past defenders, which is something he’ll look to put into effect against Real Madrid.
Los Blancos’ captain Dani Carvajal will follow his every step, which means Kvaratskhelia must be extra clever with his movement. He needs to time his dribbles well and get his final passes perfect to run riot on Los Blancos’ backline.
Piotr Zielinski – Creative genius key to unlocking rigid backline
Piotr Zielinski has started the 2023/24 season really well for Napoli, notching up three assists already in all competitions. He is averaging 3.4 key passes per 90′ for the Italian giants and creating big chances regularly.
Even though the rugged Aurelien Tchouameni will probably keep an eye on him, Zielinski has to be unpredictable with his movement to get into key areas. He’ll be relied upon to deliver his defence-splitting passes into the final third to set up big chances for Osimhen & co and break open the Real Madrid backline with his delivery.
Will Eljif Elmas play against Real Madrid?
Eljif Elmas was a secret weapon for Napoli in their 2022-23 Serie A winning season, but has failed to elevate his game since. With Giacomo Raspadori in better form, the North Macedonia star might have to watch this from the bench.
Napoli Predicted Lineup vs Real Madrid – The Final Word
Napoli look to add more memories to their European nights at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona with a win over Real Madrid. Having seen Atletico Madrid destroy them recently, they’ll definitely fancy their chances. This could be a big win for Napoli and strengthen their chances of winning Group C, as they aim to expose Los Blancos’ weakness and put on a spectacle in the Champions League.
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