Napoli have yet another midweek clash at hand, this one a match with Genoa away from home that could ultimately prove quite tricky. The weather gods have been kind, avoiding giving Napoli the dumping rain they’ve had to deal with in the northwest of Italy over the last few years, but they still have to face a fairly talented team away from home.
To deal with the task they’re bringing in full-strength squad, with four players coming back into the squad after being rested against Bologna. Arkadiusz Milik, Dries Mertens, Allan, and Faouzi Ghoulam all return to the starting lineup, giving Napoli fearsome firepower and a stout midfield. The biggest thing we have to hope for is that the defense holds up -- Nikola Maksimovic still isn’t ready to start, so let’s hope that Raul Albiol and Pepe Reina have a better day than their last couple games have been.
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Milik, Mertens
Genoa: Perin; Izzo, Burdisso, Orban; Lazovic, Rincon, Rigoni, Laxalt; Ntcham, Pavoletti, Ocampos
TV: Sky Calcio 3, Sky Sport 3 HD Italia (Italy)
Online: Sky Go Italia (Italy)
There is no English-language coverage of this match. Anywhere. It’s a thing, apparently. That’s what we get for Serie A putting us up against the League Cup, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona.
That means following the action won’t be easy, but we’ll have a running commentary on Twitter as we can (work has us covering other matches as well), and if you’re willing to use Twitter’s auto-translation features, friend of the site Napoli Outsider usually runs a solid Twitter commentary as well. There is, of course, always the official team account’s commentary as well, but they’re usually a bit slow. Keep an eye on all three feeds and you should be able to keep a good handle on the match — and we’ve embedded the site’s twitter account below for ease of use.
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