On Wednesday, November 24, in Moscow at the Otkrytie Arena stadium, the match of the fifth round of the Linga Europe group stage “Spartak” (Moscow, Russia) – “Napoli” (Naples, Italy) will take place. The match will start quite early – at 18.30. “MK-Sport” presents an online broadcast of this event.
13:00 Good afternoon, we are starting our online main match for all Spartak fans of today’s match. The red and white take on one of the leaders of the Italian championship – Napoli from Naples.
In the first match of these teams, which took place at the end of September in Naples, “Spartak” won a sensational victory with a score of 3: 2. By the way, since the beginning of the season, “Napoli” under the leadership of Luciano Spalletti, who is well known to us, have lost only two matches – “Spartak” at home and “Inter” away.
The teams approached the new meeting with completely different baggage accumulated in the previous matches of the second European Cup. “Napoli” tops the table in Group C with 7 points after 4 matches, “Spartak” it closes with 4 points (between them still fit the Polish “Legia”, which has 6 points, and the English “Leicester” with 5 points). Theoretically, in the current round there can be two teams that have guaranteed themselves access to the playoffs: if “Napoli” and “Legia” win their matches, they will become out of reach for their pursuers. But if “Spartak” wins, then in terms of points he will be equal to the Neapolitans, and even bypass them in personal meetings.
The victory is important not only from the point of view of tournament prospects. The head coach of “Spartak” Rui Vitoria has been working for a week under the threat of an early dismissal. Success in the European Cup match, and even with such a rival as “Napoli” could seriously ease the position of the Portuguese coach and give him time to correct the situation.