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Napoli vs. Torino, Serie A 2016: Confirmed lineups, team news, and match discussion

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Napoli have a chance to close on second place in Serie A. Let’s do this.

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The winter break is calling, and Napoli have just two matches left to go before taking a rest for the holidays. The first of those is a home tilt against Torino, and it’s one that could leave the partenopei well-positioned in the table as we near the halfway point of the season.

They’ll still have to do without Kalidou Koulibaly, who is out injured and will remain unavailable until after the break. Arkadiusz Milik is hoping to come back in January as well, but that’s still several weeks away at best. Torino are without Cristian Molinaro, with key midfielder Joel Obi a doubt with injury, and unlikely to be fully fit and effective even if he does play.

Napoli are, accurately, seen as much better than Torino, but that doesn’t mean that Turin’s second team aren’t a threat. Napoli will need to focus and be at their best to see off that threat, especially with the opportunity at hand. Thanks to Roma’s loss to Juventus on Saturday, Napoli can move to within just one point of second place — a far cry better than it looked like Napoli would be at this point even just a few weeks ago.

But first, Napoli need to win. Get that job done first.

TV: beIN Sports (U.S.), Sky Calcio 1, PremiumSport 2 HD, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia (Italy), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), RAI International

Online: beIN Sports Connect (U.S.), Premium Play, Sky Go Italia (Italy), BT Sport Live Streaming (U.K.)

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. local

Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy