|Rasmus Kristensen #43||Alex Meret #1|
|Cican Stanković #1||Kalidou Koulibaly #26|
|André Ramalho #15||José Callejón #7|
|Andreas Ulmer #17||Allan #5|
|Zlatko Junuzović #16||Fabián Ruiz #8|
|Takumi Minamino #18||Piotr Zieliński #20|
|Patson Daka #20||Dries Mertens #14|
|Erling Braut Håland #30||Giovanni Di Lorenzo #22|
|Enock Mwepu #45||Kévin Malcuit #2|
|Hee Chan Hwang #9||Sebastiano Luperto #13|
|Maximilian Wöber #39||Hirving Lozano #11|
|2019-11-05||Champions League||Napoli : Salzburg||1 : 1|
|2019-03-14||Europa League||Salzburg : Napoli||3 : 1|
|2019-03-07||Europa League||Napoli : Salzburg||3 : 0|
Salzburg vs Napoli should be one of the most interesting games in Group E of Champions League, which will be held at Red Bull Arena, in Salzburg. Both teams leading the group at the moment, however, they have Titleholder Liverpool so this match will be very important for both. Is Salzburg strong enough to make a sensation and win over the Napoli? Read our thoughts about this important UEFA Champions League Salzburg vs Napoli game, here below.
Last season these teams met at UEFA Europe League 1/8 Finals where Salzburg won 3:1 at home ground. However, lost in Naples with 3:0 results and were knocked out from the tournament. Even last year they left very great thoughts and impressions. This time they came to even stronger competitions and ready to show everything they can.
This team shows incredible productivity during this season. In 11 games of Austrian Tipico Bundesliga, Salzburg scored 47 goals, what is incredible result. Even more interesting, that Bulls playing their typical football even in Champions League, almost taking no attention to who their rival is. At home Red Bulls are especially dangerous, as they scored at least 3 goals in every game since August. Being very productive in attacks, they are also very confident in defense, as they conceded only 10 goals, what is the second-best result in Austria.
In Champions League this great team from Salzburg collected already 3 points in one of the most difficult Groups of CL. They already won over the group outsiders Genk and unfortunately lost to Liverpool with 3:4 result at Anfield. It’s hard to remember when the last time on Anfield Liverpool conceded so many goals, knowing how strong they are in defense. Erling Haaland is the main Salzburg talent, which is only 19 years old with 4 scored goals in Champions League. Haaland sharing first place with another young talent Gnabry from Bayern Munich.
Unfortunately, Alexander Walke and Antoine Bernede will miss the next game due to injuries.
Napoli started this season from two very difficult games against Fiorentina and Juventus. Once againt they failed to win over their constant rivals Juve and lost already during the second round of Italy’s Serie A. Few seasons in a row they cant overtake Juventus and take a higher place in the league. In general, they look weaker than even last year. At the moment Napoli taking 4th place being behind Juventus by 6 points. In 8 games they conceded 10 goals and definitely not played their best football so far. During the last 5 games in all competitions, a team from Naples draw two matches with Genk and Torino, lost to Cagliari at home ground and won against Brescia and Verona.
In Champions League, after superb 1st round against Liverpool, they failed to win over group outsiders Genk. Salzburg will be a much tougher opponent, so here they can lost points. They still only one team in Group E playing without losses, so it will be very interesting to watch how the scenario goes this Wednesday.
Maksimovic, Elseid Hysaj and newcomer Hirving Lozano will miss the next game due to injuries.
Article image is taken from www.redbullsalzburg.at