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Sunday January 12 2014
Line-ups: Verona-Napoli

Verona-Napoli is one of the fiercest rivalries in Italian football and today it’s also fifth against third in Serie A.

It kicks off at the Stadio Bentegodi at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Hellas have won all of their home games this season except for the local derby against Chievo, so can pose a real test for Rafa Benitez.

Luca Toni, Juan Manuel Iturbe and Juanito Gomez Taleb provide a great deal of quality in the trident attack, supported by Brazilian-Italian 22-year-old Jorginho pulling the strings.

Napoli are without Pepe Reina, Valon Behrami, Giandomenico Mesto and Juan Camilo Zuniga, but Marek Hamsik is back on the bench for the first time in almost two months.

Gonzalo Higuain is this time supported by Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens and Goran Pandev.

Curiously, both goalkeepers are Brazilians called Rafael.

Verona: Rafael; Cacciatore, Maietta, Moras, Agostini; Hallfredsson, Jorginho, Romulo; Iturbe, Toni, Gomez Taleb
Verona bench: Nicolas, Borra, Albertazzi, Laner, Donati, Martinho, Cacia, Jankovic, Cirigliano, Gonzalez, Marques, Donadel

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Inler, Dzemaili; Mertens, Pandev, Callejon; Higuain

Napoli bench: Contini, Colombo, Reveillere, Uvini, Britos, Bariti, Hamsik, Radosevic, Insigne, Zapata

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