Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid “suffered” against Napoli and started badly, but “the 3-1 result speaks clearly. There’s no luck in football.”
Marek Hamsik said Napoli “leave the Champions League with heads held high” after a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
Napoli dominated the first half and were leading 1-0 through Dries Mertens, but once again Real Madrid turned it around through a Sergio Ramos brace and Alvaro Morata.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s huge Champions League showdown between Napoli and Real Madrid.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno backs Zinedine Zidane’s tactical choices for tonight’s Champions League trip to Napoli.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Napoli can overturn the 3-1 first leg defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League. “Emotion and desire without limits.”
Lorenzo Insigne admits the packed Stadio San Paolo “fires you up” as Napoli host Real Madrid in the Champions League. “We have to play our football.”
Napoli go all-in for their Champions League decider with Real Madrid, as Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Marek Hamsik take on Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luciano Moggi believes Real Madrid were “scared by Napoli’s latest performance against Roma, as they are fully aware they don’t know how to defend.”
Giorgio Chiellini will be out for Friday’s clash with Milan, but the Juventus defender has no serious injury, so can be ready for Porto.
Napoli speaker Decibel Bellini assured the Stadio San Paolo crowd “will create an absolute hell” for Real Madrid tonight.
Former Napoli midfielder David Lopez warns Real Madrid of the “hostile atmosphere” they’ll face at San Paolo.
Reports in Spain and Italy say Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is a slight doubt for tonight’s Napoli game.
Leonardo Pavoletti and Emanuele Giaccherini have been left out of the Napoli squad for tonight’s Real Madrid match.
Around 100 Napoli fans reportedly blared car horns and banged pots and pans to keep Real Madrid’s players awake last night.
Napoli have announced that there will be a decibel measurer at tonight’s Real Madrid match to verify the noise of the San Paolo crowd.
Real Madrid will reportedly skip a morning training session, to avoid travelling through a chaotic Naples.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis notes Napoli missed out on the Champions League as Gonzalo Higuain “didn’t score the decisive penalty”.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina can’t wait to face Real Madrid - “we’ve been waiting for something like this for 30 years”.
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane expects “a tough game” with Napoli but “we’re used to playing big teams”.
Dani Carvajal says it’s “definitely nice” for Real Madrid to play at Stadio San Paolo against Napoli but “football is 11 v 11”.
Marek Hamsik has pledged that Napoli will “go out and attack” Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg.
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri believes “the pressure’s all on Real Madrid” ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 clash at the San Paolo.
Barcelona sporting director Ariedo Braida admits his side 'will be cheering for Napoli' against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.
Real Madrid have announced their squad to face Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Reports suggest that any truce found between Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri and President Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘just a facade’.
Marco Verratti insists he “wants to stay and my dream is to win the Champions League here with Paris Saint-Germain.”
Pepe Reina’s father trusts Napoli are ready to cause a Champions League upset against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate the Champions League showdown between Napoli and Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Dries Mertens limped off during Napoli’s 2-1 win away to Roma, but initial reports suggest he’ll be fine to face Real Madrid.