Napoli’s coach Luciano Spalletti said he was happy avoiding Paris St Germain in the Champions League Round of 16 draw.
Following their impressive run out from the blocks in the group stages, and also their unbeaten run in Serie A where they are six points clear, Napoli are seen as one the top favourites to reach the final of the Champions League. They won their five games in group A, only losing 2-0 to Liverpool in their last group game.
“Every draw is tough at this level, although we are pleased that we have avoided PSG,” Spaletti said.
“Eintracht Frankfurt are still the holders of the Europa League, which is the second-biggest competition in Europe, and they’re on the up as a team. It certainly won’t be easy.”
Napoli have faced Eintracht Frankfurt twice in the past, back in 1994 in the UEFA Cup Round of 16. The Partenopei lost the first leg in Germany 1-0 and also suffered a 1-0 defeat in the return leg at home. They’ll be hoping to take revenge in the Champions League this season.
Eintracht Frankfurt currently sit 5th in the Bundesliga table after 13 games, picking up 23 points from seven wins and two draws.

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