Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro has described Italian champion Juventus as a "special opponent" as the two sides prepared to face each other in Beijing.
Cannavaro says his team is excited to be playing against Juventus in the Italian Super Cup - which is contested between the Serie A Champion and the Coppa Italia Holder (Napoli) - on Saturday.
"Juventus is a very special opponent. We are always excited to play against them and we are playing our best formation in preparation for this game," he said in the Chinese capital.
The Italian Super Cup, or the Suppercoppa Italiana, is the traditional curtain raiser for the Italian season. It has become a showcase event for Serie A, having being staged outside of Italy in recent seasons.
Napoli won the Coppa Italia by beating Juventus in the final game of the 2011-12 campaign - a victory which marked the Bianconeri's only loss of the season.
The Naples side faces Juventus in Beijing's National Stadium, which is also known as the Bird's Nest. The stadium was the main venue for the 2008 Olympics.
Sampdoria completed a double over Serie A champion Juventus with a 3-2 win at a rainswept Stadio Luigi Ferraris - to end the season in 14th place.