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Saturday December 21 2013
Line-ups: Cagliari-Napoli

Napoli unleash Gonzalo Higuain, Lorenzo Insigne and Pepe Reina on Cagliari in tonight’s Serie A game.

It kicks off in Sardinia at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Partenopei are fresh from a 4-2 victory over Inter that has put them within three points of second-placed Roma.

This is their final game of 2013, though Marek Hamsik, Juan Camilo Zuniga, Giandomenico Mesto and Paolo Cannavaro are unavailable.

Pipita Higuain leads the way once more with support from Insigne, Goran Pandev and Jose Callejon, surprisingly benching Dries Mertens and Gokhan Inler.

Pepe Reina returns in goal after missing the last three matches with muscular problems and Anthony Reveillere starts at left-back.

Cagliari are on fine form too, as they are unbeaten in five Serie A rounds, including two victories.

Coach Diego Lopez has to make changes in defence, as Luca Rossettini sits out a ban.

Daniele Conti returns from suspension to bolster the midfield, while Victor Ibarbo is injured and goalkeeper Michael Agazzi dropped amid a contract dispute.

Cagliari’s Stadio Sant’Elia is undergoing restructuring work and therefore only 5,000 fans are allowed in for the game.

Nonetheless, only Bologna have beaten the Sardinians at home this season.

Cagliari: Avramov; Pisano, Del Fabro, Astori, Avelar; Nainggolan, Conti, Dessena; Cossu; Sau, Nenè

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Reveillere; Dzemaili, Behrami; Callejon, Pandev, Insigne; Higuain

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