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Napoli v. Roma: Derby del Sole lineups, match discussion, and kevlar

Higuain is shocked at how good this lineup is.
Higuain is shocked at how good this lineup is.
Dino Panato

You guys. You guys. You guys.

Rafa Benitez started his strongest possible lineup.

No Gargano, no Inler, no Britos. Instead we've got Jorginho, David Lopez, and Faouzi Ghoulam. What a world we live in, eh?

Seriously, though, if Napoli are going to win today, this is the lineup to do it with. It's a very encouraging sign in light of all the pants-on-head crazy lineups we've seen this season.

As for Roma, injuries have forced il lupi to use a somewhat less-than-ideal lineup, and there's also been a degree of rotation ahead of their trip to Germany to face Bayern Munich, most notable with Daniele De Rossi sitting on the bench in favor of Seydou Keita.

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Jorginho, David Lopez; Callejon, Hamsik, Insigne; Higuain

Roma: De Sanctis; Torosidis, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho