NAPLES – Napoli has been included in Group E with Liverpool , Salzburg and Genk . This is a group that is largely within the reach of Carlo Ancelotti's team. Liverpool remains the favorite for the first place but the team from Campania should have no difficulty in tearing one of the two seats needed to fly to the last 16 because Salzburg and Genk are not up to its level. The bells have already met and eliminated Salzburg during last year's Europa League.
Napoli qualified for the top European club competition, finishing the season in second place in the Italian Serie A football championship. There were so many expectations after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti in Campania but the team never succeeded to seriously worry Juventus.
At the end of the year, the Campania-based company was ranked second in the standings with less than eleven by the Italian Juventus champions. The team of the patron De Laurentiis won 24 games, drew 7 and lost 7. He scored a total of 74 goals (4 more than Juventus) conceding 36 (6 more than Juventus).
In Europe, the path of Carlo Ancelotti's men was really unlucky. Napoli was included in a group of iron with Liverpool, Psg and Red Star and was eliminated only for a defeat in the final match against future European champions. Even in the Europa League, the Neapolitan path was not the best and stopped in the presence of Arsenal.
"Ancelotti told us about the Scudetto from the first day of the retreat, this year we have something to get to the end. If he says it means he saw something in us that triggered the spark and if we follow him we can do something important ". This was stated by Campanian striker Lorenzo Insigne a few hours after the championship match against Juventus.
Below are all the rounds of the Champions League 2019 – 2020. The company from Campania took part in the draw from the second bracket.
Naples, all the groups of the 2019-2020 edition of the Champions League.
Group A : Psg, Real Madrid, Bruges, Galatasaray.
Group B : Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiakos, Red Star.
Group C : Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, ATALANTA,
Group D : JUVENTUS, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Pool E : Liverpool, NAPLES, Salzburg, Genk.
Pool F : Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, INTER, Slavia Prague.
Pool G : Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, Leipzig.
Pool H : Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille.
The calendar with the matches of the Azzurri in the group stage of the Champions League.
Naples -Liverpool 17 September at 9pm.
Genk- Naples 2 October at 6.55pm.
Salzburg- Naples 23 October at 9 pm
Naples -Salissburgo 5 November at 21.00
Liverpool – Naples November 27 at 9pm.
Naples -Genk 10 September at 6.55pm.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano