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Thursday February 20 2014
Line-ups: Swansea-Napoli

Napoli begin their Europa League campaign against Swansea and Gonzalo Higuain is able to start.

It kicks off at the Liberty Stadium at 20.05 GMT, the first leg of this Round of 32 tie.

The Partenopei had every reason to feel irritated at going out of the Champions League, as they finished joint top of their group with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, missing out only on goal difference.

Rafa Benitez is looking to win this trophy for the second time after succeeding with Chelsea.

The major doubts were over Higuain’s back injury, but ‘Pipita’ is passed fit to start with Jose Maria Callejon, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzi Insigne.

Rafael is picked in goal, as Pepe Reina is not 100 per cent fit, while Federico Fernandez is suspended.

Juan Camilo Zuniga and Giandomenico Mesto are long-term absentees.

Swansea City have had a chaotic few weeks, firing Michael Laudrup and promoting Garry Monk to the main job.

He goes into this game without the injured Michu and Pozuelo, but Jonjo Shelvey is on the bench.

Swansea City: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Williams, B Davies; Canas, Britton; Dyer, Routledge, Pablo Hernandez; Bony

Swansea bench: Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, Shelvey, De Guzman, Ngog, Emnes

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Henrique, Britos, Reveillere; Inler, Dzemaili; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain

Napoli bench: Reina, Albiol, Ghoulam, Behrami, Mertens, Pandev, Duvan Zapata

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