Italian side Napoli play hosts to visiting Borussia Dortmund Wednesday night at the Stadio San Paolo in Napoli, Italy for the first round of matches in this year's UEFA Champions League.
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The two clubs have not had a difficult time finding the back of the next so far this season and should produce a few more Wednesday night. Most recently Dortmund had an impressive 6-2 hammering thumping of Hamburg in which both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski had hat-tricks.
Napoli held their place at the top of Serie A with their win over Atalanta this past weekend and many had voiced concern over new manager and former Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez's ability to take over and bring a winning mentality to his predecessor's Walter Mazzarri's former club.
Even the loss of striker Edinson Cavani has not had the impact some doubters had warned of. Gonzalo Higuain has had an immediate impact on the score sheet having put away two goals in three games.
Marek Hamsik has also had a flurry of goals early in the season with four goals in two starts in a relentless attacking side.
Benitiz has been credited with bringing top class players to Napoli and fans of the Partenopei's would like to see the record of scoring in every Champions League match to date going.
Napoli are healthy, but Dortmund will be without Lukasz Piszczek and İlkay Gundogan. Sebastian Kehl also picked up a foot injury in training that will keep him out for nearly two months.
Dortmund have had an average road record as of late drawing four of their last six matches on the road in this competition.
Kick-off for the match is at 2:45 p.m. and can be watched online here.