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Napoli v. Cagliari: Lineups and Match Thread

Enrico Locci

Napoli return to the San Paolo with the Coppa Italia in hand, and with third tentatively tentatively sewn up if Sassuolo can hang on for deal life and beat Fiorentina. What was once a 0-3 match is currently 3-4 and I'm having uncomfortable flashbacks to Liverpool yesterday, so I'm not really enjoying that one.

Rafa has rotated the squad, though perhaps not as much as expected. Miguel Britos is in for an exhausted Raul Albiol, and Blerim Dzemaili gets a rare start for Jorginho. Gonzalo Higuain is resting as expected, but instead of a chance for young Duvan Zapata, we're getting Pandev'd.

More notable, however, is the starter at right back: Henrique is sitting, and in his place... Giandomenico Mesto! So he really hasn't been abducted by aliens!

Cagliari are rolling with basically the same lineup they've used for several matches in a row now. The only mild surprise is Avelar over Murru, but they've both started a lot this season and it's not really all that surprising.

Napoli: Reina; Mesto, Fernandez, Britos, Ghoulam; Inler, Dzemaili; Mertens, Hamsik, Callejòn; Pandev

Cagliari: Silvestri, Pisano, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar, Dessena, Conti, Eriksson, Ibraimi, Sau, Ibarbo

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