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Match Talk: Lineups for Juventus - Napoli + please someone I need a hug

Napoli and Juventus, tied for second in Serie A, face off in Turin on Sunday night. Will either side take all three points?

Giuseppe Bellini

It's less than an hour to go before Juventus - Napoli kicks off, and there's likely very few fans of either of these clubs that are sitting still, calmly gazing into space at this time. How's everyone out there doing, anyway? What's helping you cope right now?

For me, it's that Rafa Benítez didn't take any major risks with the lineup. There was a slight worry tugging at the back of my head, saying...what if Rafa puts in Goran Pandev rather than Marek Hamšík? Luckily, no such thing happened. And fret not, Gonzalo Higuaín is in as well. The only questionable decision is Lorenzo Insigne rather than Dries Mertens. There are arguments to be made for both the Belgian and the Italian, of course. What do you guys think?

As for the other side, well, Antonio Conte was smart enough to start Paul Pogba rather than Claudio Marchisio. Unfortunately. It's Carlos Tévez and Fernando Llorente leading the line. The weakness comes in the back, with Angelo Ogbonna stepping in for the injured Giorgio Chiellini. Mauricio Isla on the right could be a potential target as well.


Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Ogbonna, Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah, Tevez, Llorente

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Inler, Behrami; Callejón, Hamsik, Insigne; Higuain

Forza Napoli Sempre...let's win this one, boys