Preview: Napoli – Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Leroy Sane of City in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Manchester City have maximum of points after three rounds in Group F, while their hosts today are third in the group, with three points.


Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

This Champions League (CL) Group F 4th round fixture sees two of Europe’s most in-form teams meet.

Man City have been on fire in the tournament so far, winning all 3 fixtures thus far and scoring 8 goals in the process. The only goal they have conceded in the CL was against Napoli 2 weeks ago.

The hosts must win this game to stay in contention, but must hope for an unlikely Feyenoord victory elsewhere in the group.

Napoli away is arguably City’s hardest fixture in the group on paper despite their excellent CL form. The hosts have not lost at home in 17 games in all competitions; their last home defeat was against Real Madrid in the CL play offs.

Manchester City v Manchester United

Remembering the partnership between Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney played together five years at Manchester United, forming one of the greatest partnerships ever seen in English football.

The visitors have scored in every game this season aside from against Wolves in the League Cup. Their away form is currently even stronger than at home, as the Citizens have won every away fixture so far this year.

Gabriel Jesus is enjoying a purple patch in the competition at the minute, having already scored vs Napoli and Feyenoord.

Napoli will have to deal with threats from all angles, as City have danger men all over the pitch – 5 different players have contributed to their 8 goals so far in the CL. Napoli do, however, have plenty of threats of their own, including Dries Mertens who has 10 goals in Serie A to his name and 1 in the CL.


Missing players

Napoli: A. Milik (knee injury)

Manchester City: V. Kompany (calf injury), B. Mendy (knee injury)


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