Napoli team news and predicted XI vs AC Milan

All the latest team news from Naples

Napoli and AC Milan face their best chance of winning the Champions League in recent memory when they lock horns in the last 8 on Wednesday.

The two sides are enjoying excellent seasons in Europe, while Napoli have also run away with the Serie A title for the first time in over 30 years.

Now, they face one another in the quarter final of Europe’s elite competition, knowing that victory will see them face one of Benfica or Inter Milan in the semi final, with the current English, Spanish and German champions on the other side of the draw along with 2021 winners Chelsea.

Advancement to the last 4, then, would bring with it an excellent chance of reaching the final in Budapest, and taking the Champions League back to Italy for the first time since 2010, when Inter Milan managed to snatch it.

With Napoli visiting San Siro for the first leg, here’s how we expect Luciano Spalleti to set his side up, and the latest team news from Naples.

Predicted XI

Team News

Napoli have just one hole in their side, but it is a sizeable one with star attacker Victor Osimhen expected to miss games until the end of April with a muscle problem, leaving the Italian outfit without their top goalscorer.

Luciano Spalleti’s side have looked far from their fluent best in recent weeks, with Osimhen having been absent since their 4-0 Serie A defeat to Milan at San Siro thanks to an abductor issue.

In his absence, it will likely be Gianluca Raspadori who leads the line, with the Italian having been used largely off the bench this season.

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