Champions League preview

Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
Venue: Camp Nou
Kick-off time: 11pm, Wednesday, November 27

Barcelona know a win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will seal their place in the Champions League knockout stages.

Ernesto Valverde’s side have dropped points to both Slavia Prague and the Bundesliga outfit, but a win over Dortmund will see them advance out of the group stage for the 19th consecutive season.

A loss for Dortmund will see them needing to beat Slavia Prague and hope Barcelona will beat Inter Milan in the final matchday.

Liverpool vs Napoli preview and predictions

Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet in European competition this season, conceding nine goals in their Champions League and Super Cup matches so far.

When is Liverpool vs Napoli?

Competition: Champions League

Venue: Anfield

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Liverpool will be looking to secure their spot in the Champions League last-16 when they face Napoli on Wednesday. Napoli will also be searching for a last-16 spot knowing a win could see them through. Liverpool spot could also be confirmed if Red Bull Salzburg do not beat Genk.

Team news

Liverpool

Salah is back fit for Liverpool and should take his place in a familiar front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Fabinho is expected to continue in midfield given his unavailability for this weekend’s Premier League game against Brighton due to suspension, Joe Gomez could replace Lovren at centre-back.

Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Napoli

Napoli will be without captain Lorenzo Insigne who is suffering from an elbow injury against AC Milan.

Fernando Llorente could be up front, Fabian Ruiz is still a doubt after sitting out at the weekend, but he has travelled so could very well feature.

Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Callejon, Fabian, Allan, Lozano; Mertens, Llorente.


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