The Champions League match against Union Berlin will be fundamental for Napoli's qualification process for the next phase of the Champions League.
The Neapolitans seem to have improved compared to the start of the season, but they still have to pay attention to all their opponents, even the smallest ones.
Below are the Napoli squads against Union Berlin.
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Napoli call-up list
Against Union Berlin, Garcia called up the following players:
What to expect and the premises of Naples – Union Berlin
In the next round of the UEFA Champions League, Napoli, current holders of the Scudetto and in second position in Group C, are preparing to face Union Berlin. With two victories and one defeat, Napoli are three points behind Real Madrid and aim to maintain the positive trend, especially after beating Union Berlin 1-0 in the last match. Rudi Garcia's side boast an impressive record in the UCL group stage, having lost only three of their last 21 such games, and aims to continue this streak against a German team.
On the other side, Union Berlin arrives in Italy with low morale, after having lost all three matches played so far in this Champions League group and having suffered a heavy defeat against Eintracht from Frankfurt. Urs Fischer's team faces a daunting challenge, having to face Napoli away and trying to break a negative streak that includes the failure to score in the last five games.
For Napoli, James Breakers he presents himself as a key player, coming off a run of goals in the last three games, including the last match against Union Berlin. For his part, Union Berlin could rely on the expertise of Robin Gosens, who knows Italian football and Napoli well.
The stat to watch for this fixture is that all six Group C matches so far have ended by a margin of just one goal, with five of those wins coming from the visiting team. This may suggest that the match will be intense and hard-fought, with Napoli looking to consolidate their position and Union Berlin fighting to earn their first points in the tournament.