In this Audi Cup, Atlético de Madrid take on Napoli as the Italian guests – not AC Milan who were part of the tournament in older seasons. Recently the pair was announced for the faceoff in the knockouts of Audi cup, 2017. The buzz of the town, especially football lovers is certainly the Audi Cup. Atlético, Spain’s third most successful club behind Real Madrid and Barcelona is all set to take on Napoli – a popular Italian club. Ahead of the major leagues, Audi cup seems to provide an enthralling football experience for their fans. Here are the players to look forward to in this season:
Fernando Torres – He is strong in the air, and an accurate finisher with both, his head and feet. In his prime, his prolific goal scoring earned him a reputation of one of the top strikers in the world. Torres has been described as having “an eye for the spectacular and is capable of world-class skill” and being a “technically proficient, highly successful striker”. Using his pace and vision to get in behind defenders, he possesses the ability to find himself in goal scoring positions. However, several injuries have led to a decline in form, pace, confidence and a declining rate of goal scoring in the recent seasons. Yet, there remains this eternal spark and promise that the forward showcases. In February 2017, he scored his 100th league goal in Spanish football when he netted a brace against Leganés.
Dries Mertens – The Belgian footballer of the year is all set for some action from the Napoli’s end. The forward will surely grab glances and have eyeballs fixated with his dynamic skill set. In his debut season with the club, Mertens netted six league goals en route to being named runner-up to Ajax’s Luis Suárez for the Dutch Footballer of the Year award. On 4th February 2017, Mertens and Hamšík both scored hat-tricks in a 7–1 win over Bologna, a first in the club’s history of maximum goals scored in a match. On the final day of the season, he scored his 50th league goal for Napoli, and 28th for the campaign, ultimately ending one goal behind the Golden Shoe winner.
The Audi cup would be a great occasion to see these players taking each other down. Comment us who is your favourite in this squad. Live the game