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Napoli vs. AC Milan, Serie A 2016: Confirmed lineups, match discussion, and how to watch online

Napoli’s first big match of the season is an absolute must-win.

International Champions Cup 2016 - FC Bayern Munich v A.C. Milan Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

After last weekend’s disappointment, it’s time for Napoli to bounce back -- and who better to bounce back against than AC Milan at home in front of the San Paolo faithful.

To do it, they’re dropping three of the weaker performers from last weekend: Lorenzo Insigne, Manolo Gabbiadini, and Mirko Valdifiori. In their place are Dries Mertens, the starting debut of Arkadiusz Milik, and Jorignho, who comes back from his suspension last weekend. Hopefully they’ll help improve the squad’s performance, because goodness knows they need it.

Milan are rolling out a fairly strong-looking squad, though as a group under the watchful eye on Vincenzo Montella they still have to do a lot to prove themselves. They won their first match of the season over Torino, but only barely, and hardly in impressive fashion. Napoli absolutely can beat them, they just need to get more focused first and perform better than they did a week ago.

Also, apologies for the lack of a proper preview. I, ah, kind of fell asleep while writing it. Been a long week.

Napoli (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Milik, Mertens

AC Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Gomez, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Kucka, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Suso, Bacca, Niang

Watch it

TV: Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, PremiumSport HD (Italy), BT Sport 3 (U.K.)

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

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