Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on Kybunpark in St. Gallen when Borussia Dortmund and Napoli square off against each other in a friendly game. The Millionaires head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Rennes and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against Napoli. Coach Lucien Favre rested several first-team regulars against Rennes and the Swiss tactician is likely to stick to his rotation policy against the Neapolitans. Borussia Dortmund aim to return to winning ways, but beating the star-studded Italian side is easier said than done. Carlo Ancelotti’s men aim to bounce back from an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Liverpool and we predict that the Partenopei are going to leave their hearts on the field in Tuesday’s football game. Napoli are well known for their attacking style of football as well and, taking everything into account, a real football festival is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Delaney):
The captain of the Danish heavyweights F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney is a 25-year-old midfielder who has spent his entire professional career with the Club of the City. His F.C. Copenhagen career started in 2009 when he marked his full first team debut with a goal in the Champions League qualification match against FK Mogren.
Full Denmark international, Delaney has come up the ranks of the national team to be given his first senior cap in 2013. With over 160 appearances for F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney has been a long-serving soldier of the Danish powerhouse and a fan favourite respected for his hard-work and team ethics.
Highly experienced professional despite his relatively tender age, Thomas Delaney was sold to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. However, he remains devoted to his childhood club’s cause both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League as his transfer to Germany comes through in January 2017.
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.