There is ongoing fight for 1st place into Group F between 3 competitors. Two of them are Napoli and Real which we will see Tonight. Today in the better shape is Napoli who won previous game with Crotone 0:4. From the other hand there is Real with draws in previous matches, including Rijeka 2:2. Additionally Today they cannot count on couples of main players like: Elustondo A., Guridi J., Oyarzabal M., Silva D.
Sparta without form 2 previous matches lost – into national league with Slavia, in EU with Lille. Into that game they lost main defender Celustka, also cannot play Today main midfielder Dockal and striker Hlozek. High-flying Milan without lost from 6 games, without any weaknesses into squad.
Milan is playing really well even without Ibrahimovic. They did not lost from 4 games, so Today they should overcome weakened Celtic. Celtic from the other side cannot count on couple main players : Elyounoussi M., Forrest J., Griffiths L, Johnston M., Turnbull D.
Nice into deep crisis, lost 5 previous games, including Europe League. Coach has to rotate the squad taking deep replacements. Main 6 players are out: Atal Y., Boudaoui H, Dante, Dolberg K., Lees Melou P., Schneiderlin M. Replacements are on different, low skills level, we could see that in previous lost games. Bayer also have 2 players out (Bender Alavio) but remaining are on really the same high level.
Last game into European League Slavia won with opponent who was playing from 22 minutes with 10 players. This game Nicea should win if hosts won’t have the same kind of luck. Czech league is not playing at the moment so players are without match cycles as their opponent. Slavia coach will have only 14 players to his disposal, cannot play: Kudela, Provod, Boril.
Lech into this season is highflying showing really good football on the European level. There is everything in their team: unconventional schematics, tram spirit. We had opportunity to see them in action with Rangers and Lisbon where coaches of both teams despite of Leach lost spoke only in superlatives. So if Lech is so strong right they should have any issues to overcome weakened Liege. Tasks looks to be ease because due to quarantine and injures into guest team cannot play a lot of first team players: Fai C. Laifis K, Muleka J, Pavlovic D, Shamir E, Sissako M, Tapsoba A, Vanheusden Z.
Strong in this season Benfica didn’t lost from 6 games and for this match into full strength. Liege from the other side hitted by Covid-19. 3 main players and coach on quarantine: Michel-Ange BALIKWISHA, Nicolas RASKIN, Moussa SISSAKO and keepers trainer Jan VAN STEENBERGHE. They are out of form: last 3 games – 2 lost and 1 draw.
AC Milan will meet with Sparta in optimal squad. Sparta Prague from the beginning of October hadn’t any official match, only European league. It has direct influence on the team spirit, match form – in this case missing. On Pre-match conference Václav Kotal complained that there are squad problems as above, team can work only on trainings and match simulations. Additionally today we won’t see due to red card Ladislav Krejčí II, also missing L. Stetina.
Strong this season Shakhtar will play on the neutral stadium with FC Basel. Shakhtar without injured players, won last 2 EU matches, Basel won previous game with Eintracht Frankfurt 1:0, but into national league 3 draws. Today will play without 1st goalkeeper Omlin, 2 midfielders – Zuffi and Ramires, additionally without defender Comert.
Conte will set the same squad for Today’s match like last won with Gefte 2:0. Bayer cannot count on suspended midfielder Aranguiz, also cannot play Amiriego and Paulinho. Guests last game won with Glasgow 1:0 in Europa League, but Inter is higher level opponent.