28 November 2019 11:09
Welcome to the Evening Standard's Champions League of Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli LIVE tonight. Carlo Ancelotti's side sprung a surprise when they beat holders Liverpool 2-0 at the San Paolo in the group opener before a drab display in their goalless draw with Genk in Belgium. Salzburg have shown their mettle after an admirable three-goal comeback at Anfield before eventually succumbing to a 4-3 defeat and crushed Genk 6-2 in their first game, with Norwegian starlet Erling Braut Haaland grabbing a hat-trick. The Austrians, currently on three points, boast an incredible record at home, scoring 26 goals in their last five home matches in all competitions. Live Updates | RB Salzburg 1-1 Napoli | Erling Braut Haaland (pen) 40' He never looked like missing!
Haaland sends Meret the wrong way and Salzburg deserve to be level in truth. Salzburg 0-1 Napoli 39 mins: Penalty to Salzburg! Malcuit makes a clumsy challenge on Minamino and it's a stonewall penalty. Salzburg with a chance to equalise and Haaland will take it... GOAL! | RB Salzburg 0-1 Napoli | Dries Mertens 17' Emphatic finish from the Belgian from a tight angle and Napoli lead! Advertisement VAR 8 mins: Goal ruled out! Haaland finishes with aplomb after reacting to a deflected shot but VAR rules it out for offside. Confirmed lineups Red Bull Salzburg: Stankovic, Nissen, Ramalho, Wober, Ulmer, Mwepu, Junuzovic, Daka, Minamino, Haland, Hwang Referee: Clement Turpin (France) Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli! Advertisement Can't see the Red Bull vs Napoli LIVE: Champions League 2019/20 blog? Click here for the desktop version. TV channel and live stream information The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 Extra and can be streamed live online via the BT app and website, with kick-off scheduled for 8.00pm BST. You can follow all the action and analysis on Standard Sport's LIVE results blog. Prediction: RB Salzburg 1-2 Napoli Salzburg put six past Genk and have scored 40 goals at home this season in all competitions, so this will certainly be a tough test for Napoli. But with the talented Dries Mertens and in-form Arkadiusz Milik in attack, they may be too strong for Jesse Marsch's side. Which team will finish top of their respective Champions League group? Lineups Red Bull Salzburg: Stankovic, Nissen, Ramalho, Wober, Ulmer, Mwepu, Junuzovic, Daka, Minamino, Haland, Hwang Subs: Ashimeru, Vallci, Onguene, Koita, Szoboszlai, Coronel, Masaye Okugawa Napoli: Meret, Malcuit, Koulibaly, Luperto, Di Lorenzo, Callejon, Allan, Fabian, Zielinski, Mertens, Lozano Subs: Llorente, Elmas, Insigne, Ospina, Younes, Gaetano, Milik Referee: Clement Turpin (France)