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Real Madrid draw Napoli in Champions League Round of 16

Decent draw for Real Madrid.

Cagliari Calcio v SSC Napoli - Serie A Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images

Real Madrid will play against SSC Napoli in the next round of the Champions League. The Italian side are a dangerous time but not as good as they were when Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain was around.

Los Blancos will play the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu and then Napoli will host Real Madrid in the return leg. It will be crucial for Madrid to keep a clean sheet at home in order to have an easier task away from the Bernabeu.

Jose Callejon, Marek Hamsik, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens are Napoli's biggest threats.

Albiol and Callejon will be facing Madrid for the first time since they left the club back in 2013. Those two players performed well for Madrid and should be welcomed at the Santiago Bernabeu.

All things considered, this is probably a good draw for Real Madrid given that they didn't win their group and could've faced Juventus or Arsenal in the next round.

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