The Braga team will challenge the Napoli team in a 1e ronde UEFA Champions League in Estádio Municipal de Braga Stadium, Braga on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. For streaming coverage of Braga vs Napoli, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Braga will have their first match in the 2023/24 Champions League group phase by hosting Napoli at home in the early hours of 20/9. This is a golden opportunity for the Portuguese team to show courage and strengthen their position in front of one of the strongest teams in Europe.
Braga has performed exceptionally in the qualifying rounds for the 2023/24 Champions League. They have achieved wins over TSC and Panathinaikos with an aggregate of 10-2 after 4 matches. With this impressive achievement, they have secured a ticket to the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2012.
Braga will face a big challenge when they are in group C with Napoli, Real Madrid and Union Berlin. Among these four teams, they are the weakest team and find it difficult to compete for tickets to the next round. However, they don’t give up easily and will fight tooth and nail to create a surprise. If they cannot qualify for the knockout rounds, they also hope to get third place to play in the Europa League.
Braga did something similar in the 2010/11 season, when they finished third in their group and then advanced to the Europa League final, although they had to concede Porto’s lead in the final game.
Braga has an advantage when playing at the Braga Municipal Stadium, where they have picked up 14 wins in their last 18 home games. They also have Alvaro Djalo, a striker who has scored 3 goals in the Champions League qualifying rounds this season. Coach Artur Jorge will field his best team, with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Where, Simon Banza will be the spearhead, supported by Djalo as a winger.
On the other hand, Napoli was the best team in Serie A last season and also one of the candidates to win the Champions League this year. They have a very good performance with only losing 1 time in the last 12 matches in all competitions. They also have a deadly attacking line with Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, two strikers who have scored a lot of goals for Napoli.
However, Napoli also experienced difficulties when goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollina and midfielder Matteo Politano were unable to play due to injury. Coach Rudi Garcia will also use a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia as the two spearheads on the front line.
A number of factors above still make it possible for Napoli to get 3 points over Braga. However, this match could end in a draw, because Braga will be playing at home and don’t want to miss out on the rare opportunity to play in the next phase of the Champions League.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Braga vs Napoli match at Estádio Municipal de Braga Stadium, Braga can be watched live streaming. UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 1e ronde match broadcast on CBS Sports or Paramount+ starting 15:00 ET.
|Match||Braga vs. Napoli|
|Competition||2023/2024 UEFA Champions League|
|Match day||1e ronde|
|Venue||Estádio Municipal de Braga Stadium, Braga|
|Date||Wednesday, September 20, 2023|
|Official TV||CBS Sports or Paramount+|
|Streaming Link||CBS Sports or Paramount+|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Braga (4-2-3-1)||Napoli (4-3-3)|
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