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Porto vs. Napoli: Lineups + Match Talk

Giuseppe Bellini

Hello, and welcome to Thursday night, a place where Napoli have been consigned to despite the fact that Arsenal were absolutely dismal in this last round of Champions League football (although they were "gallant" and "brave" while Napoli likely would've been "tricksters" who "got lucky" so...)

FC Porto v. Napoli:3/13/14 1900 CET, 1400 EST Stadio Dragão CaixaPorto, Portugal

Anyway. We've got your lineups. Just as we thought, Christian Maggio is out, so it's - yay - Anthony Réveillère on the right. For even more fun, we've got Henrique partnered with Valon Behrami in the center. Fortunately, Marek Hamšík, José Callejón and Gonzalo Higuaín all start.

Here, have a preview

Which is good because, as you'll read in the preview, Porto aren't to be trifled with - even if they're "only" in third place. That's a bit frightening, like it'll be possible to wake a sleeping giant or something. Let's hope that doesn't happen.

FC Porto: Helton; Danilo, Maicon, Mangala, Alex Sandro; Defour, Fernando, Carlos Eduardo; Quaresma, Martinez, Varela.

Subs: Fabiano, Reyes, Herrera, Licà, Quintero, Ghilas, Ricardo

Napoli: Reina; Reveillere, Albiol, Britos, Ghoulam; Behrami, Henrique; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejòn; Higuain

Subs: Colombo, Fernandez, Dzemaili, Inler, Mertens, Pandev, Zapata