Tuesday September 12 2017
Chiriches in Napoli squad

Vlad Chiriches is in the Napoli squad to face Shakhtar Donetsk, despite dislocating his shoulder at the weekend.

The centre-back sustained the injury while making a clearance against Bologna, with medical staff seen trying to pop the shoulder back into place.

They were unsuccessful, and Raul Albiol replaced the Romanian, but he’s fit enough to travel to Ukraine for tomorrow’s match.

The Partenopei will fly east this afternoon, with the match to be played in Kharkiv due to the civil war in Ukraine.

The club announced earlier today that they are breaking their Press silence, and Maurizio Sarri will speak before the game alongside a player.

Clubs are obliged by UEFA to hold a pre-match conference, but the end of the ‘silenzio stampa’ means the Coach will also speak before Serie A games.

Napoli squad for Shakhtar Donetsk: Reina, Rafael, Sepe, Albiol, Chiriches, Ghoulam, Hysaj, Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Maggio, Mario Rui, Jorginho, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Rog, Zielinski, Callejon, Giaccherini, Ounas, Insigne, Mertens, Milik