Napoli Can Beat Real Madrid, Says De Laurentiis

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis believes his side has the abilities to cause an upset when they face Real Madrid in the UCL.

Madrid will host the first leg of the last 16 encounter, with the Serie A side travelling to the Bernabeu on February 15.

And while Madrid top the La Liga with two games in hand, Napoli boast the most lethal attack in Serie A with 55 goals.

“We’ve played Barcelona in the Gamper trophy and in Geneva, but never against Real Madrid,” De Laurentiis told BeIN Sports.

“No team is unbeatable, it’s just the circumstances which decide the outcome. Napoli have grown a lot and are the only Italian side to have been in the Champions League for seven years in a row.

“I have to point out that Napoli’s turnover is about a quarter of Real Madrid’s, Manchester United’s and Manchester City’s.

“All teams have to fear their opponent and maybe Napoli are hungrier than Real Madrid. If Real Madrid were to lose the title, even beating Napoli, it wouldn’t be a big drama.

“For Napoli, a win would be a heroic act, there are certain games which are worth more than a whole season, like when Napoli play Juventus and win – it’s worth more than the whole season.

“If we were to get through against Real Madrid it would be worth the whole year.

“We don’t need to have pretensions of winning the Champions League, the lads will be fired-up by enthusiasm and the love of the fans. As a film producer, dreams are in my DNA.”

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