Napoli and Real Madrid face each other in the Champions League in the second round

After winning in their debut, Napoli and Real Madrid face each other this Tuesday (3), in the second round of the Champions League, valid for Group C.

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The hosts and current Italian champion, Napoli, are coming off two consecutive defeats in the national league. They beat Udinese 4-1 at home and Lecce 4-0 away with a goal from Osimhen in each game.

The Nigerian striker is facing controversy after expressing dissatisfaction with an ironic video posted by the club itself on social media. Coach Rudi Garcia has all his starters for the match. Among them, Brazilian defender Natan, ex-Flamengo and Bragantino. Juan Jesus, recovering from injury, is doubtful.

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On the other hand, Real Madrid can count on the return of Vini Jr. The Brazilian striker, who was out due to a muscle injury in his  right thigh, returned to the team last Sunday, in the 3-0 victory over Girona that gave Real the leadership of the Spanish Championship.

Thus, the team that has Jude Bellingham as the main protagonist of the season. In eight matches played, the young Englishman scored seven goals and provided two assists. Carlo Ancelotti, who is still without Courtois, Militão and Alaba, should keep Joselu among the starters and Rodrygo as an option on the bench.

Namely, the city of Naples, location of the match, was hit by a magnitude 4 earthquake the day before. There have been no reports of injuries so far, and the tremor is not expected to affect the game.

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