• This is the first competitive meeting between these two teams.
  • Marseille have lost their last five Champions League games, conceding 11 goals in the process. Their record in the competition stands at six defeats in a row, back in 2007 and 2008.
  • Marseille have failed to score in six of their last 10 Champions League games.
  • Since their victory in the final against AC Milan in 1993, Marseille have won only one of their six Champions League games against Italian sides (1 draw, 4 defeats), that was against Inter Milan in February 2012 (1-0).
  • Napoli have won only one of their five away games in the Champions League (1 draw, 3 defeats).
  • Napoli’s only away win versus French opposition was against Bordeaux in November 1988 (UEFA Cup). Their last encounter with a French club was over 20 years ago, against Paris SG in the UEFA Cup (lost 2-0 on aggregate).
  • Napoli have failed to score in their last three competitive encounters with French clubs.
  • Elie Baup has won three of his 14 Champions League games as manager.
  • Dimitri Payet has never scored in the Champions League despite 12 games played and 26 shots attempted.
  • Gonzalo Higuain has never scored against a French club in the Champions League (7 games). If he plays, it will be his 50th game in the competition.