NEWS
Friday April 8 2011
Mascara gets the wink

In light of Edinson Cavani's suspension, Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri plans to hand a starting berth to Giuseppe Mascara.

Ezequiel Lavezzi will move into the centre-forward role usually occupied by Cavani in Napoli's 3-4-2-1 formation against Bologna.

By the same token, Mascara will take Lavezzi's traditional position alongside Marek Hamsik just behind the centre-forward.

Mazzarri had toyed with the idea of playing veteran striker Cristiano Lucarelli, but felt persuaded by Mascara's pace.

Napoli need to add to their record eight away wins if they are to keep their chances of winning the Scudetto alive.

The Azzurri currently lie second in Serie A, three points behind League leaders Milan.

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