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Athletic Bilbao v. Napoli: Champions League lineups and match thread

Giuseppe Bellini

This is it. This one match means everything to Napoli's season. Win, and you're in the group stage, and things can continue as planned. Lose, and you risk the wheels coming off before the season even begins.

Rafa has elected to make two changed from last week's side, inserting Dries Mertens (he listened!) and Faouzi Ghoulam for Lorenzo Insigne and Miguel Britos. Walter Gargano is still in midfield, however, meaning Gokhan Inler is still banished to the bench. That sucks.

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Jorginho, Gargano; Mertens, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain

Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz; De Marcos, Gurpegi, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Mikel Rico; Beñat, Susaeta, Aduriz; Muniain

The match will start Wednesday at 8:45 PM CET/2:45 PM EST. Television coverage will be on Canale 5 in Italy, Sky Sports Red Button streaming in the UK, and Fox Sports 2 in America. Other live viewing options can be found here (links to illegal streams in the comments will be removed and repeat offenders banned), and as always, you can also follow along with us live on Twitter. If you haven't already, join the community on the Siren’s Song, and join in the discussion below!