Despite the victory over Juventus, the moment for Napoli remains very difficult. Gattuso’s team also lost Lozano and Petagna after the last match and with 13 first team elements is called to make a result on the field of Granada so as not to complicate the European path. It is time to grit their teeth further for the Azzurri to be able to snatch a positive result and try to extend the path in the Europa League at least to the second round, when in all probability Gattuso will have recovered most of the squad. In front there will be a Granada that comes from a bad streak of results, but in the last round it made leaders Atletico Madrid suffer for 95 ‘and remains very organized thanks to the ideas of the young coach Diego Martinez: the Andalusians, eliminated in extra time from Barça in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Re, they are betting everything on this double confrontation that they have already defined the most important in their history.
THE LATEST ON GRANADA – Several absent also for the Spaniards: Neyder Lozano and Quini for some time, joined by Luis Milla, Roberto Soldado, Luis Suarez and German, but Diego Martínez recovers Herrera and the former blue goal Gonalons who should immediately play in the median together in Montoro (recovered and yesterday at the conference). In attack the talented Machis and Kenedy external in support of the expert Molina. In defense Vallejo and Duarte with Foulquier on the right and Neva on the left.
THE LATEST ON NAPLES – Gattuso has to do without as many as 9 elements (Ospina, Manolas, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Hysaj, Demme, Lozano, Mertens and Petagna) and therefore has 14 elements available (including the goalkeeper Contini) of the first team. There could be room for Lobotka, in place of Bakayoko, while Fabian could initially rest Zielinski (or allow Gattuso to ‘raise’ him as an offensive winger). Obligatory choices therefore with 4 defenders for 4 places and in attack Politano, Osimhen and Insigne.
GRANADA (4-3-3): Silva; Foulquier, Duarte, Vallejo, Neva; Montoro, Gonalons, Herrera: Machis, Molina, Kenedy. There. Martinez
NAPLES (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Elmas, Lobotka, Fabian; Politano, Osimhen, Insigne. All. Gattuso
Ballotings: Lobotka-Bakayoko 55% -45%, Fabian-Zielinski 55% -45%
REFEREE: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
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