Napoli vs Real Madrid: Preview, kick-off time, and where to watch on TV and online – Champions League 2023/24 

Napoli face an extremely tough test as they welcome Real Madrid to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, with the winner set to take top spot in Champions League Group C.

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Napoli’s first home fixture of the 2023/24 Champions League campaign sees 14-time champions Real Madrid visit the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Matchday 2 of Group C.

After both were victorious in their opening fixtures against SC Braga for Napoli and Union Berlin for Real Madrid, they will be looking to extend their record and take an early step toward qualifying for the knockout stages.

Following the Partneopei’s 4-0 dismantling of Lecce in Serie A Matchday 7, Rudi Garcia and his team will be looking to bring confidence from that fixture into the game against Los Blancos.

Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in Champions League action against SC Braga. (@sscnapoli)

Napoli vs Real Madrid: Predicted line-ups

Napoli will again be without Juan Jesus, Amir Rrahmani, and Pierluigi Gollini in this fixture. However, Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano will likely return to the starting 11 after being absent from the starting side against Lecce

Real Madrid will wait until the final moments of preparation before deciding if David Alaba will be fit for selection against the Scudetto holders. Carlo Ancelotti said in his Girona pre-match press conference: “Yes, he (Alaba) has done the tests, he has a small problem, and we hope to have him back for Tuesday (against Napoli).”

Napoli predicted XI vs Real Madrid (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Natan, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

Real Madrid predicted XI vs Napoli (4-3-1-2): Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, F Garcia; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Valverde; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius

Napoli vs Real Madrid: When does the Champions League fixture start?

Kick-off in the Champions League Matchday 2 fixture of Napoli vs Real Madrid is set for 21:00 CEST, local time in Italy, on Tuesday, October 3.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 20:00 BST. That is 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST in the United States.

Napoli vs Real Madrid: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?

For fans in the United States, Napoli vs Real Madrid will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Champions League Matchday 2.

Napoli vs Real Madrid will be shown on TNT Sports 3 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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