Champions League Round of 16

Drogba scored a double in Chelsea’s last Champions League match. Image courtesy of: skysports.com
Italian surprise packets Napoli will face Chelsea in their Champions League Round of 16 clash on Wednesday morning (AEST). The Italians have already accounted for one Premier League powerhouse in their debut season after ending Manchester City’s hopes in the group stages of competition.

Although only facing English competition on two occasions at home, Napoli remains undefeated after drawing with Liverpool in last year’s Europa League and beating Manchester City to progress to the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League competition.

Chelsea has been impressive on their way to the Round of sixteen scoring thirteen goals and conceding only four compared to Napoli scoring ten and conceding six. This is Chelsea’s ninth consecutive season competing in the Champions League knockout stages and their first match against Napoli in any form of competition.

In the other match of the morning, an inform Real Madrid are hoping to continue their unbeaten Champions League streak when they travel to Russia to meet CSKA Moscow . The Spaniards have progressed to the Round of 16 undefeated after winning all six of their group matches. 

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