Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Napoli will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Atalanta when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League last 16, return leg. The Neapolitans impressed in the first leg, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Wednesday’s clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Georgia international Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who scored the opener at the weekend, while both Kim Min-Jae and Raspadori remain in the recovery room. Hirving Lozano is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
Die Adler, on the other hand, will have a mountain to climb in the second leg as Napoli are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Since the Germans are on a four-game winless run in all competitions, anything but a routine home triumph would be a major surprise. All Dina Ebimbe, Lindstrom, and Wenig are sidelined with injuries, while both Sow and Knauff are rated doubtful.
Highlighted Player (Stanislav Lobotka):
Born in Trencin on November 25, 1994, Stanislav Lobotka is a Slovakia international who plays for Celta Vigo in La Liga. Lobotka began his youth career at his hometown club AAC Sparta Trencin and he made his senior debut for fellow local club Trencin. In 2013 he signed a loan deal with Dutch side Ajax, but he played for Jong Ajax during the 2013/2014 season.
In the summer of 2014, the Slovakian midfielder returned to Trencin, where he made 74 appearances in the league in total. In 2015 Stanislav Lobotka joined Danish side Nordsjaelland shortly before the transfer window closed. Lobotka made his debut in the Danish top flight against Brondby on August 30, 2015.
Two years later he decided to make a step forward in his career, signing a five-year contract with La Liga side Celta Vigo. Speaking of his international career, the Celta Vigo midfielder made his Slovakia debut against Austria in November2016. It has to be noted that Lobotka became the first Slovak to score at Wembley, finding the net in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against England.
Highlighted Team (Frankfurt):
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club who is active in the German Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1920 after a fusion between different football clubs from Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing in the Bundesliga since 2011/2012 and is known for being a stable club in the Bundesliga. Currently the club is playing their home games in the Commerzbank-Arena which holds a capacity of 51000 seats. The club colour of Eintracht Fankfurt are black, red and white. Eintracht Frankfurt is called the Adlertrager by their fans. The club’s rival Kickers Offenbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the few clubs in Germany that won the Bundesliga; in the season 1958/1959 were able to win the league. Other important prizes Eintracht Frankfurt won are the DFB Pokal (4 times) and the the UEFA Cup in 1980. There are many famous football players that played for EIntracht Frankfurt in their career like Pfaff, Moller, Low, Okocha, Kopke and Berthold.