Hysaj: 'Play to Napoli strengths'
Defender Elseid Hysaj warns Napoli must “play to our own strengths” at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid in an all-attack line-up.
Sacchi: 'Napoli must give their all'
Former Real Madrid Coach Arrigo Sacchi urged Napoli fans to “ask their team to give everything, but to demand a victory is impossible.”
Liveblog: Real Madrid v Napoli
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens, giving your views and sharing your nerves, as Napoli visit Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Line-ups: Real Madrid-Napoli
Napoli go all-out attack with Dries Mertens and Piotr Zielinski against Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez in the Champions League showdown.
Dybala: ‘Porto will be very difficult’
Paulo Dybala knows Porto will be “a very difficult game for Juventus”, and believes Napoli can hurt Real Madrid.
Insigne: 'It's just one game'
Lorenzo Insigne admits Coach Maurizio Sarri urged his players to be calm ahead of the tie with Real Madrid as 'it's just one game.'
Maradona questioned by Madrid police
Diego Maradona is being questioned by police over an alleged assault of a woman in Madrid, reports in Spain suggest.
ADL: Still more to achieve
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis expresses a desire to improve further, insisting 'I do not intend to stop here.'
ADL: 'We're making history'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists 'history is being made' when his team take on Real Madrid this evening.
Verratti: 'I don't want to leave PSG'
Marco Verratti is “pleased at interest from big clubs, but I don’t want to change. PSG want to become one of the top three in Europe.”
ADL: 'Better Mertens than Higuain'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis admits Maurizio Sarri’s style is “spectacular, but risky” and prefers Dries Mertens to Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli decisions against Real Madrid
Napoli have two midfield question marks going into the Bernabeu, while Real Madrid are expected to start Lucas Vazquez in the trident.
CL: Verratti's PSG crush Barcelona
Marco Verratti put on a masterclass as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Barcelona 4-0, while Borussia Dortmund missed a penalty in their loss to Benfica.
Sarri: 'Napoli all-out attack in Madrid'
Maurizio Sarri insists his “only doubt is whether to start three strikers or four” as Napoli go all-out with Real Madrid. “I won’t accept a timorous approach.”
Albiol: 'Napoli won't change for Madrid'
Raul Albiol insists Napoli “have no intention of changing our attacking approach” against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu tomorrow.
Callejon: 'Napoli believe in ourselves'
Jose Callejon assured Napoli “arrive with the belief we’re a great team and can do great things too” against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Agent: 'Verratti at career crossroads'
Marco Verratti’s agent warned “he has certainly reached a crossroads in his career. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and Juventus are interested.”
Chiellini out for Palermo and Porto?
Giorgio Chiellini will miss Friday’s Serie A match against Palermo, but above all is at risk when Juventus visit Porto in the Champions League.
Modric: ‘Midfield battle is crucial’
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric believes “the midfield battle will be difficult” against Napoli, but it will also be crucial.
Callejon: ‘Special game for me’
Napoli forward Jose Callejon admits facing Real Madrid is “a very special game for me”.
Tardelli: ‘How to stop Ronaldo…’
Marco Tardelli believes Napoli are “ready to make the most” of playing Real Madrid, and explains how to stop Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘Napoli won’t settle for a draw’
Pepe Reina insists Napoli won’t “settle for a draw” with Real Madrid - “we won’t change our idea of how to play”.
Zico: ‘Napoli must be fearless’
Brazilian legend Zico insists Napoli can beat Real Madrid, but “the important thing is not to be afraid”.
Reina: ‘Opportunity for Napoli’
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina calls Real Madrid “a great opportunity” and confirms “the idea is to get a result which will allow us to go through at San Paolo”.
Ramos: ‘Madrid aiming for clean sheet’
Sergio Ramos confirms Real Madrid are looking to keep a clean sheet against Napoli “to make it a calm return leg”.
‘Napoli more complete without Higuain’
Pepe Reina believes Gonzalo Higuain’s departure allowed Napoli “to complete our team, have a bigger squad and become more competitive”.
‘Napoli must get at Madrid’
Fabio Capello has urged Napoli to get at Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 as doing so on Wednesday will unsettle the Santiago Bernabeu.
Diawara ‘can’t wait for Madrid’
The agent of Amadou Diawara says the Napoli midfielder “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid and that Coach Maurizio Sarri deserves “a lot of credit”.
Reina: 'I can't lose to Real'
Madrid-born goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists that he 'cannot lose against Real' when his Napoli side take on Los Merengues on Wednesday.
Cannavaro: 'Mertens amazed us'
Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro admits that Dries Mertens 'has amazed us' with his goals this term.
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