Our match prediction:
Having reached the round of 16 against Manchester City last season, the Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv will be out to once again survive the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Building on last season’s performances is a tasked surrounded with optimism knowing that Serhiy Rebrov’s men have been pitted against the likes of Benfica, Besiktas and Napoli, which make up for a somewhat evenly distributed group. Dynamo Kyiv’s first step will be a big challenge against Serie A side Napoli, who travel to Ukraine after a turbulent summer which saw them lose the biggest star Gonzalo Higuain, who ended up going to league rivals and Italian champions Juventus. Partenopei have invested wisely in adding fresh blood to their ranks and are once again expected to be a force to be reckoned with. The unbeaten start to the new campaign offers plenty of reassurance and we are prone to making a somewhat bold prediction of an away win for the Italian side.
Highligted Player (Danilo Silva):
Danilo Aparecido da Silva is a Brazilian centre back and right defender who has been with Dynamo Kyiv since 2010. Having begun his career in the private football centre called Gol de Placa, Danilo Silva is no stranger to being forced to move all across the world in an unexpected manner to find his place under the sun. at the beginning of 2010 he was an urgent signing required and requested by Valeriy Gazaev, who flew Danilo from half across the world to fill in the vacancy. Five years before that, Danilo Silva travelled in the same manner from his native Kampinas to New York and settling in Kyiv was not the problem for the disciplined defender. Fourth most outstanding foreigner when it comes to a number of performances for the Ukrainian side, Danilo Silva enjoys great respect in Dynamo, which he worked hard to earn. He has long passed the 100-game mark for the Ukraine giants and is one of the key performers for Serhiy Rebrov’s side.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
Napoli SSC is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officialy in1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was calledFBC Internaples. After 4 seasons the club changed it’s name to SSC Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio).In the end of the eighties Napoli had the biggest success in the club history with the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona. Diego Maradona was able to win the league title twice, the national cup and the UEFA cup. The moment Maradona left the club Napoli got into big financial trouble.In 2004 the local club was bank rupt. Despite the help of financial investors the club got regulated to the Serie C. After 6 years of playing in lower divisions Napoli managed to get back in the Serie A in season 2007/2008.Famous players that played for the club from Naples are: Maradona, Zola, Cavani, Blanc, Di Canio, Cannavaro.