I have to keep this short and sweet because a family situation has arisen that I need to race off to deal with, which unfortunately means I will miss this match until I get a chance to watch a replay, probably later tonight or in the morning, so no recap until then.
In the meantime, Napoli are in Rome for a must-win match against Lazio, not just because Lazio are one of the hottest teams in Italy right now, but because they need to prove that they really can swing with the best of them after last week’s Shakhtar disappointment in the Champions League. There’s no margin for error in this one — it’s win, or questions start to loom even larger, especially after running out a full-strength squad for no apparent reason at the weekend.
Please don’t muck this one up, Napoli.
Y’all be nice to each other while I’m gone.
Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
Lazio: Strakosha; Bastos, De Vrij, Radu; Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Luis Alberto; Immobile