Prediction: Manchester City vs Napoli

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What I liked best is we managed to control the ball, keep possession, but sometimes if you get distracted, they are incredibly quick.

Both sides are now in sublime form and each team sits atop of their respective leagues, with only one loss between them this season, it has all the makings of a fantastic game for the neutrals. Manchester City to win and both teams to score seems like a safe bet. "There's nothing wrong, after one minute then it's over". Gli Azzurri now sit two points clear at the top of the Serie A table and Napoli now boasts an eye-catching record of eight games, eight wins.

Napoli rode its luck, with De Bruyne crashing a 20-metre curler against the bar and Koubibaly clearing off the line from Jesus, but came into the game before halftime.

Napoli had a glorious chance to pull one back 64 minutes in when, after one risky pass too many at the back, Fernandinho was caught out and Mertens took advantage by squaring for Marek Hamsik.

"I've seen a huge step forward compared with the match in Real Madrid previous year when we were lucky enough to score first".

Midfielder of Turkish origin Ilkay Gundogan will have to continue waiting for his first Champions League start of the season as he also starts on the bench.

De Bruyne's agent, Patrick De Koster, said: 'In the coming months I'll meet with City to figure out how to improve and extend his contract.

In a clash between Europe's two great entertainers, early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus would prove to be enough for the Citizens.

The Naples club have never won a game on English soil, losing five of six trips to these shores - scoring only three goals in the progress. I thought the lads showed good character out there.

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