Napoli would love to face Man Utd in the Champions League - Sarri

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Nice will now enter the Europa League group stage while Napoli are safely into the Champions League.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva, with Nigerian duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme in action, have crashed out of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League after losing 1-0 away to Slovenia's Maribor in the second leg of their play-off tie to go out on the away goals rule on Tuesday, reports.

After securing qualification, Sarri revealed to reporters that he would love to face United and visit Old Trafford.

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Napoli, who won their group last season before being dumped out by eventual champions Real Madrid in the last 16, could have extended their overall advantage before the interval with Kalidou Koulibaly, Insigne and Callejon all going close.

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"They are better than us that is clear, when the draw came out, it was clear to me that it was going to be very, very hard". These lads deserved the Champions League, though.

Nonetheless, a fixture against the Red Devils would be a great test for Napoli.

'The draw for this preliminary round was not easy and I want to thank the players for showing how much they care about Napoli. "Some could have been on vacation at the start of July, but they decided against extra time off so they could train with the team".

"Napoli are strong, they have been at the top for a while and playing the same style of football for years".