Nice’s reward for upsetting Ajax in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League is a tasty clash against in-form Italian outfit Napoli.
The Partenopei finished third in Serie A last season, just one behind second place Roma, which sent the latter directly into the group stages and forced the former to have to go through a playoff.
Among the seeded sides, Napoli, Sevilla and Liverpool were the teams to avoid for OGNC. Les Aiglons are unseeded, while both Liverpool and Napoli were seeded for the league route draw.
Nice would perhaps have preferred to draw one of CSKA or Sporting Lisbon, but as they say, to be among the best, you’ve gotta beat the best.
On a side note, we’ll get to see this pretty amazing Napoli kit in action soon (first leg in Naples) Continue reading