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Sunday March 9 2014
Line-ups: Napoli-Roma

It’s second against third as Roma travel to Napoli tonight, where they capitulated in the Coppa Italia last month.

The Serie A Week 27 closer kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

As Juventus keep on winning and Inter are closing on fourth place, this is a crossroads for the campaign.

Roma have lost only one Serie A game this season, but lost at the San Paolo 3-0 in the Coppa Italia semi-final last month.

Gonzalo Higuain leads the attack with support from Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon.

Rafa Benitez is forced into some late changes in midfield, as Jorginho came down with flu and Valon Behrami suffered a knee injury in training this morning.

Therefore it’s an all-Swiss middle section with Gokhan Inler and Blerim Dzemaili.

Roma make this trip without Francesco Totti, Federico Balzaretti and the suspended Daniele De Rossi, who lost his appeal against a three-match ban for throwing a punch at Inter’s Mauro Icardi.

Kevin Strootman is fit to start despite going off on Wednesday with a knock during international duty with Holland.

Gervinho leads the attack with Alessandro Florenzi, Miralem Pjanic and Michel Bastos fanning out in a mirror of Napoli’s system.

This means Mattia Destro is on the bench and Bastos starts against the team he so nearly joined in January.

It’s a special occasion for Morgan De Sanctis, who returns to the San Paolo after leaving the club last summer.

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Ghoulam; Inler, Dzemaili; Mertens, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain

Roma: De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Romagnoli; Strootman, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Pjanic, Bastos; Gervinho

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