UCL preview: Arsenal vs Bayern; Napoli vs Real Madrid

UCL preview: Arsenal vs Bayern; Napoli vs Real Madrid

The round of 16 of the Champions league continues with the second leg of all fixtures to be played. Arsenal welcome Bayern Munich while Napoli welcome Madrid.

The first legs saw Bayern win 5 - 1 in Germany while Real Madrid secured a comeback 3 - 1 win in Spain.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich (first leg; Bayern 5 - 1 Arsenal)

The Gunners have a huge task on their hands to progress to the quarter-final against one of Europe's strongest teams.

UCL: Arsenal looking to overturn 5 - 1 first leg defeat

Alexis Sanchez scored the only goal in the first leg for the Gunners

Just once in 80 attempts has a team overturned 5-1 deficit at home in UEFA club competition.

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Arsene Wenger says his team has no other option but to attack Bayern Munich at the Emirates but it is curious to see how he will do that with his ongoing feud with Alexis Sanchez.

UCL: Arsenal looking to overturn 5 - 1 first leg defeat

Bayern Munich players celebrate Muller's goal in the first leg

Possible line-ups:

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Walcott; Sánchez.

Out: Özil (illness), Elneny (ankle), Cazorla (ankle), Mertesacker (knee)

Misses next match if booked: Xhaka

Bayern: Ulreich; Rafinha, Martínez, Alaba, Bernat; Kimmich, Thiago, Müller; Costa, Robben; Lewandowski.

Out: Lahm (suspended), Boateng (selection reasons)

Doubtful: Neuer (calf)

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Napoli vs Real Madrid (first leg; Real Madrid 3 - 1 Napoli)

The Italian side have a huge chance of progressing especially with club legend Diego Maradona cheering them on. Benzema, Kroos, Casemiro on target in Madrid after Lorenzo Insigne scored a stunning opener in the first leg.

UCL: Arsenal looking to overturn 5 - 1 first leg defeat

Insigne celebrates his opener

Napoli are aiming to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for first time ever while Real Madrid have won their last six round of 16 ties, hence history favors the Spanish side who are also the current holders.

UCL: Arsenal looking to overturn 5 - 1 first leg defeat

Kroos celebrates his goal

Possible line-ups

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam; Zieliński, Diawara, Hamšík; Callejón, Mertens, Insigne.

Doubtful: Allan (thigh), Mertens (calf)

Misses next match if booked: Koulibaly

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Varane (thigh), Coentrão (muscular problem)

Misses next match if booked: Modrić, Ramos

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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