Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Stadio San Siro when Milan and Napoli face each other in an all-Serie A clash in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Rossoneri did well to keep back-to-back clean sheets in the double-header with Tottenham, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesday’s clash as well. Both Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud return to the starting XI after the duo was rested in a goalless draw with Empoli, while defender Pierre Kalulu remains in the recovery room.
The Neapolitans, on the other hand, are on the right track to win their first Serie A trophy since 1990, but they have big ambitions for the Champions League final stages as well. Key attacker Victor Osimhen, though, misses the first leg with a thigh injury, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on under 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Player (Sandro Tonali):
After starting his youth career at Piacenza back in 2009, Sandro Tonali moved to Brescia three years later. The 181-cm-tall defender has been playing for le Rondinelle ever since and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit on August 26, 2017 in a 2-1 defeat to Avellino.
Sandro Tonali scored his first ever league goal for Brescia in a 4-2 loss to Salernitana on April 28, 2018. The talented midfielder, who was born in Lodi on May 8, 2000, represents Italy U21 team in international matches.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 national team on June 19, 2019 in a 1-0 defeat to Poland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Sandro’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Brescia should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Napoli):
SSC Napoli is an Italian football club from the city of Naples which is playing currently in the Serie A. The club was founded officially in 1926 but the history from Napoli reaches back to 1904 with the club Naples Foot-Ball & Cricket Club that fused with Internazionale Napoli and was called FBC Internaples.
After 4 seasons the club changed its 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 bankrupt. 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.