Real Madrid - Napoli 'midfield battle key,' says Luka Modric

Doyle BarkerFeb 16, 2017

Better yet, Napoli got good injury news for themselves, with both Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Tonelli traveling with the team to Spain after being cleared to play.

Real Madrid continue to impress under Zidane as they lead La Liga by a point with two games in hand and they take up their quest to become the first league in Champions League history to retain the title. But beyond that I want us to be really focused. "He's recovered, he's not feeling any discomfort and you'll see if he makes it to the squad on the weekend" for the match against Espanyol, Zidane said on Tuesday.

Napoli, meanwhile, are only in the last 16 for the second time but Real coach Zinedine Zidane is not taking anything for granted against the Italians. Fully fit Asensio misses out, with James Rodriguez and Isco preferred as midfield backup.

"We know the game is 50-50, we have the first game at home tomorrow, and we know we can do damage to them, and they can also make it hard for us".

Zidane said the Wales worldwide is fully fit to play again but has chose to delay his return in order to give Bale more time to build his fitness.

Two seasons ago, Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri was at Empoli, now he'll be in the Bernabeu dugout... "Everyone can ask for more from a player like Karim, but to me he looks good and I'm happy with his work", Zidane said.

"I grew up a lot as a player in Italy. They might get behind our defensive line but we have to make sure it doesn't happen very often". "We're going step by step and game by game". We all know Cristiano and we know what he can bring.

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