Champions League Playoff: Athletic vs. Napoli Second-Leg Preview

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Champions League Playoff: Athletic vs. Napoli Second-Leg Preview
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Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli have a tall order ahead of them as they try to qualify for the group stage.

As soon as Napoli and Athletic Bilbao were matched together in the Champions League playoff, most knew it would be the tie of the round.  Both teams have quality players.  

Both play in stadiums that turn into cauldrons on matchday.  Both teams have quality managers.  And last but certainly not least, both were desperate to grasp a spot in the group stage.

Both teams managed a tally in the first leg at the Stadio San Paolo.  Both teams also had the opportunities for more.  Napoli in particular squandered several early chances and were pressing hard for a winner by game's end.

Now we take a look at how the second leg might look and what each team needs to do to gain that coveted place in the group stage and avoid playing on Thursdays in the Europa League.

Who moves on?  Read on to find out.

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