UCL: Napoli vs Manchester City 2-4 |as it happened...

01 November at 22:35
Napoli will ba taking on Manchester City as the San Paolo in Naples. This will be a great match-up between Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri. as well. Follow the game with us here on Calciomercato.com. 

MATCH PREVIEW :

- Champions League matches involving Napoli and Manchester City have seen one win apiece and one drawn fixture; City claiming a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture on Matchday Three.
- Manchester City have won their opening three games of a European tournament for the first time since 2008/09 (in the UEFA Cup), however this is the first time they’ve achieved it in the Champions League.
- Manchester City have been involved in six competitive fixtures on the road against Italian opposition but have only recorded one win in that time (D2 L3); they lost away at Napoli during the 2011/12 group stage campaign.
- Pep Guardiola’s men have claimed three wins from three games so far in the 2017/18 group stage; there have been 42 examples of sides managing this prior to this campaign since the current format was set up in 2003/04, all of them have progressed to the Last 16.
- Napoli have lost four of their last five matches in the Champions League (W1), including in their most recent outing against Manchester City.
- City have tasted defeat only once in their last 10 Champions League group stage matches (W6 D3); that loss coming at the Camp Nou against Barcelona in the 2016/17 campaign.
- Only Barcelona (2,273) have attempted more passes in the Champions League this season than Manchester City (2,077); the Citizens have the highest completion rate so far in the competition however (90%).
- Dries Mertens has got on the scoresheet in four of his last five home appearances for Napoli; recording five goals across those matches.
- John Stones has registered more passes than any other player this season in the Champions League (320); completing 96% of them.
- Manchester City goalkeepers have saved six of the last seven penalties that they have faced in the Champions League (three by Joe Hart, two by Willy Caballero and one by Ederson). 

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