Napoli cauldron will ‘motivate’ Madrid – ZZ

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes the ‘heated’ atmosphere at Napoli’s Sao Paolo stadium will spur on his Real Madrid side.

The French Coach played at the stadium during his spell in Italy with Juventus and now takes his Madrid outfit to Naples with a 3-1 lead from the first leg last month, with the visitors attempting to go on their way to making it three Champions League trophies in four seasons.

"I experienced it as a player," Zidane told reporters ahead of the game.

"It was never easy here. It is a stadium where the fans are behind their team, very committed. The atmosphere will be very nice for Napoli.

“But a heated stadium like this is a tremendous motivation for us. We will play the same way we always do."

A 60,000 sell-out is expected in the stadium, where Napoli have lost only one of their last 20 European home fixtures, winning 13.

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