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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MAREK HAMSIK TO EQUAL MARADONA’S RECORD FOR NAPOLI

Marek Hamsik will not be concerned about Diego Maradona’s record as he leads the best Napoli side he has ever played in against Man City.

The Slovakian midfielder sits on 114 goals for Napoli – one shy of the Argentinian great’s haul of 115 from his celebrated spell in Naples that inspired Serie A glory in 1986-87 and 1989-90.

Captain Marek Hamsik is only focused on three points at Manchester City.

Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri believes Manchester City could pose a greater challenge to his Serie A leaders than Real Madrid when the sides meet in the Champions League on Tuesday.

City welcome Napoli to the Etihad Stadium having plundered 29 goals from their opening eight Premier League matches, while Sarri’s men boast a 100 per cent record in the Italian top flight, having scored 26 times.

Manchester City are on their longest run without defeat at home in the Champions League – 10 games stretching back to when Napoli’s Serie A counterparts Juventus won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in September 2015.

None of Napoli’s 12 Champions League away games have ended goalless, while there has never been a 0-0 draw in any of Manchester City’s 38 group games.

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