Champions League, Napoli alert: Eintracht’s secrets.

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Kickoff at 9 p.m. at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt

Napoli will face Eintracht today at 9 p.m. at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Definitely uncomfortable opponent for Spalletti’s team.

Eintracht Frankfurt exults when it faces Italian clubs. In 11 total challenges, it has lost only twice, winning on six occasions. Moreover, at home, the German side is strong. In the European arena, it has lost only one of its last nine home matches (against Sporting Lisbon). Its coach Glasner, to date, has experienced defeat on only two occasions in European matches (out of 19 total).

To keep an eye on, in addition to French striker Kolo Muani, the talented Gotze. World champion with Germany in 2014, he decided the final with Argentina with a goal of his own. At 30, he is still a player of enormous quality.

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