A quick and informal matchday post today. I'd intended on staying up for the match like I usually do for the early Sunday matches, but the Seattle Sounders won the MLS Cup last night in a match that was nearly as exhausting to watch as a fan as it would have been to play in, and I am unfortunately not going to make it through.
However! You all can still chat here as usual, and I'll have a recap up as soon as I've slept some and gotten a chance to watch for myself. Be nice to each other, and you can find all your viewing options here no matter what country you're in.
Now, the lineup!
#CagliariNapoli: la nostra formazione ufficiale! @SerieA_TIM #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/4Leoozd6zC— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 11, 2016
No real surprises here. Some mild rotation out of need — Manolo Gabbiadini looked gassed on Tuesday, and Raul Albiol seemed to be struggling a bit at the end of the match — and a couple other match-to-match changes we've come to expect, like Piotr Zielinski replacing Allan. Cagliari are a solid team, but this Napoli lineup should, in theory, be though to get the job done.
Now let's hope theory becomes reality.