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Napoli vs Borussia Dortmund: Match Preview

Marco Reus could be the match winner (©GettyImages)
Marco Reus could be the match winner (©GettyImages).

Borussia Dortmund reached the final in the UEFA Champions League last season. This season, I expect them to go one better.

Jurgen Klopp's men were the surprise package in last season's Champions League. They were the underdogs. But nobody would be taking them lightly this season. They play great attacking football and are a nightmare for any defence.

They topped a group containing Real Madrid, Ajax and Manchester City. They beat Madrid again in the semi-final and were a minute away from taking the final to extra time. I believe they will complete the fairy tale this time.

They lost Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich, but I don't think they will miss him. They have brought replacements and look better than last season. Bringing in better replacements for less money is one thing they have been doing much better than Europe's big spenders.

They start their Champions League campaign against Napoli and will be looking to beat them. But Napoli should not be taken lightly.

They have a new coach and have spent big in the transfer window. I think Gonzalo Higuain will be able to provide them the goals, which Edinson Cavani provided them.

Rafael Benitez has enjoyed winning starts in his first UEFA Champions League group stage games with three of his previous clubs - Chelsea, Liverpool and Valencia. And might pull off an upset.

However, I expect Dortmund to win and win easily. Also, considering the attacking talent in both the sides, I expect goals at both ends.

Final Score Prediction: Napoli 1 - 3 Borussia Dortmund

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