LEAGUE EUROPE, NAPLES-SPARTA PRAGUE: THE FORMATIONS
Napoli and Sparta Prague clash this evening at 21:05 at the Stadio San Paolo, match valid for the first round of Group I of the Europa League.
Napoli returns to the field after the home defeat against Chievo Verona. Right opportunity to redeem the lost race against the team clivense find peace of mind needed for the rest of the season.
Rafa Benitez will rely on a few players that has found little space, until now, in the first team. Higuain absent for a foot problem, Duvan should be deployed in the center of the attack behind a trio of unreleased Mertens left, De Guzman in central and Callejon on the right. Gargano should return to midfield to partner with Inler. Defense Mesto with Britos and the sides and Henrique, replacing Albiol, in couples with Koulibaly.
Sparta Prague’s second in the league at one point by Viktoria Plzen, will be at the San Paolo with a form mirror image of that of Naples: a 4-2-3-1 with Kovac and Brabec at the center of defense and Costa Kadeřábek and who will act laterally.
In midfield Matejovsky and Marecek, while in attack Vacek, Husbauer -al return from injury and runoff with Krejci- Dockal should act behind the striker Lafata.
NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): 1 Rafael; 11 Maggio, 4 Henrique, 26 Koulibaly, 5 Britos; 88 Inler, 77 Gargano; 14 Mertens, 17 Hamsik, 24 Insigne; 91 Duvan.
Panchina: 45 Andujar, 33 Albiol, 18 Zuniga, 7 Callejon, 19 David Lopez, 21 Michu, 9 Higuain. All. Benitez
SPARTA PRAGA (4-2-3-1): 35 Bicik; 16 Kaderabek, 15 Kovac, 5 Brabec, 26 Costa; 8 Matejovsky, 11 Marecek; 9 Dockal, 22 Husbauer, 23 Krejci; 21 Lafata.
Panchina: 1 Stech, 4 Svejdik, 25 Holek, 17 Vacek, 18 Konatè, 49 Schick, 29 Bednar. All. Lavicka
ARBITRO Kevin BLOM (Olanda), Assistenti: Langkamp-Van Dongen, IV uomo: Diks, Arbitri di linea: Makkelie-Janssen.