Rangers will play at home against Napoli in the group stage of the Champions League. The match will take place on September 14.
The Blues are from Scotland and currently occupy second place in the standings of the native championship with 13 points after 6 games played. Celtic have five more points in their assets. On the last matchday of the Portuguese Premier League Celtic broke Glasgow Rangers’ unbeaten streak of eight games in a row by outplaying their opponents 4-0, scoring three goals in the first half.
The same unhappy result awaited the “blues” in the first match of the Champions League, where they met with Dutch “Ajax”, which also defeated them with a score of 4-0 and also hit the “Rangers” goal 3 times in the first half. “Rangers” of the last 5 home games only once played a draw, and in all other games beat their opponents.
The Blues are currently leading the Serie A standings with 14 points after six games played. Lower sides Atalanta and Milan have the same number of points. In the new season of the Italian championship Napoli have never lost. Only in two games have the Blues lost points without a win against opponents such as Lecce (1-1) and Fiorentina (0-0).
In the same way, in the first match of the group stage of the Champions League Napoli managed to show a perfect game at home and defeated English Liverpool with a score of 4:1. “The Blues could have had an even bigger advantage but Victor Osimen converted a penalty in the 18th minute. Napoli have won four of their last five away matches and drew only one. It will be the first face-off between the current rivals.
Napoli are a head above Rangers, and the Blues are still loaded with euphoria from the defeat of Liverpool and in this match they will definitely want to repeat the same result. Therefore, we expect a confident win for the visitors in this game.