Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
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Napoli
Ozil (8'), Giroud (15')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Rafael Benitez: 'Napoli can win Serie A and Champions League'

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez prior to kick-off during the Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on September 18, 2013
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Rafael Benitez says that Napoli can win both the Champions League and Serie A this season.

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has no doubts that his side can challenge for both the Serie A title and the Champions League this season.

The Italians are currently second in the league and beat Borussia Dortmund in their opening match in Europe to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Ahead of their trip to Arsenal on Tuesday, Benitez feels that the squad has strengthened sufficiently over the summer to compete for major honours.

"It's the opposite thing [to the first game against Dortmund] – now we need to control the euphoria, we are going to play against a top side and we must show character, strength [and also] respect to a team that is top of the league and playing very well," Benitez said in his press conference.

"I was expecting a strong [Arsenal] team because I think Wenger is the top coach in the Premier League, and then they signed top players so it's going well for them.

"My idea is always to take it one game at a time. Now my priority is the Champions League and on Sunday it will be Serie A. At the moment we have a strong enough squad to challenge for both."

Napoli make the trip to Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
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