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Napoli vs. Borussia Dortmund: Lineups + Match Talk

Napoli can book a spot in the Round of 16 and send last season's runner-up crashing out of the Champions League. Let us talk about it.

Stuart Franklin

Napoli are set to face off against Borussia Dortmund with a chance to secure a place in the Champions League Round of 16. It's a big day for the Partenopei who will get a stiff challenge from a BVB side that physically beat-up in the defense and whose pride is wounded after a tough loss against Bayern over the weekend.

No surprises from Rafa Benitez in his lineup as Goran Pandev replaces the injured Marek Hamsik and Dries Mertens starts on the wing. For Jürgen Klopp all the injuries to his defense has forced him to drop midfielder Sven Bender in to the central defense while team captain Sebastian Kehl takes his place in the midfield.

Kick-off is just over 30 minutes away at the Westfalenstadion!

Napoli: Pepe Reina; Christian Maggio, Federico Fernández, Pablo Armero, Raúl Albiol; Blerim Dzemaili, Valon Behrami; José Callejón, Dries Mertens, Goran Pandev; Gonzalo Higuaín.

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller; Eric Durm, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sebastian Kehl, Kevin Grosskreutz; Nuri Şahin, Sven Bender; Jakub Błaszczykowski, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus; Robert Lewandowski.

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