Last season`s finalists Borussia Dortmund breathed life into their hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out phase with a nervous 3-1 home win over Napoli on Tuesday.
Coach Jurgen Klopp has said Borussia Dortmund will approach Tuesday`s Champions League clash at home to Napoli like it were the final with another defeat pointing to a group-stage exit.
Borussia Dortmund`s European season hangs in the balance as last season`s Champions League runners-up prepare to host Italy`s Napoli on Tuesday with victory being the only option for the Germans.
The hopes of Italy`s three Champions League teams are all on a knife-edge and this week`s games will go a long way to deciding which, if any, of Juventus, AC Milan and Napoli reach the last 16.
Arsenal`s path into the Champions League knockout rounds looks to be a safe one with a home game against rock bottom Olympique Marseille coming up on Tuesday.
Former Inter striker Antonio Cassano scored a late winner for Parma to put a dent in Napoli`s title hopes while at the San Siro 10-man Genoa held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw in Seria A on Saturday.
Marseille and Napoli have been hit with punishments over the behaviour of their fans in the recent Champions League games between the pair, UEFA said Friday.
Serie A leaders Roma dropped two precious points to title rivals Napoli and Juventus after being stunned by an injury-time leveller at home to top flight newboys Sassuolo on Sunday.
Juventus pounced on a costly blunder by Roma earlier Sunday to close the gap on the Serie A leaders to just one point after turning on the style to rout fellow title challengers Napoli 3-0 in Turin.
Juventus outclassed Catania 4-0 and Napoli battled to a 2-1 win away to Fiorentina to move to within two points of Serie A leaders Roma on Wednesday.
Roma will be certain to beat Napoli in their upcoming clash provided that the Italy capital team play their way, said Roma striker Adem Ljajic.
Mesut Ozil`s first goal for Arsenal inspired his side to an impressive 2-0 win over Napoli that maintained their 100 percent start in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his players to watch out for Napoli`s quickfire counter-attacks when the two high-flying sides meet at the Emirates Stadium.
Goran Pandev ended his recent goal drought with a first-half brace to secure a 2-0 away win at Genoa which put Napoli top of Italy`s Serie A.
Mario Balotelli missed a penalty for the first time in his career as AC Milan slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Serie A joint leaders Napoli on Sunday.
Napoli condemned last season`s Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund to their first defeat of the season on Wednesday as the Germans` European campaign endured a disastrous start.
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has played down his side`s title challenge after they moved two points clear of a host of Serie A rivals who failed to take maximum points at the weekend.
Napoli beat Atalanta 2-0 to go top of Italian Serie A after Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Milan.
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