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Napoli vs. Udinese: Lineups + Match Talk

With both sides missing significant players, will injuries cast a pallor over this match?

Paolo Bruno

Drum roll, honor of this momentous occasion, we ask that you all rise to your feet and give Rafa Benítez a round of applause. Why, you ask? Only because he's gone and dropped Pablo Armero from the starting lineup. Anthony Réveillère, usually a right back, takes the Colombian's place on the left.

We also get a look at Rafael, the young keeper who's meant to be rather fantastic. Pepe Reina picked up a knock and it looks like Rafa would rather rest him, keeping him fit for the match against Arsenal. We've also got Federico Fernández in for the suspended Miguel Britos, while Blerim Džemaili fills in for Valon Behrami.

And let's not talk about the absence of Marek Hamšík, ok? At least Udinese are without Antonio Di Natale.

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Reveillere; Dzemaili, Inler; Insigne, Pandev, Callejon; Higuain

Udinese:Brkic; Heurtaux, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Allan, Lazzari, G. Silva; Pereyra, Fernandes; Nico Lopez