NEWS
Friday February 21 2020
Probable line-ups: Brescia-Napoli

Mario Balotelli looks set to start for Brescia, when Arkadiusz Milik returns for Napoli in Friday’s only Serie A fixture.

The match starts at 19:45 GMT

Diego Lopez has been forced to leave out Florian Ayé, Ernesto Torregrossa and Andrea Cistana and will have to make arrangements in attack ahead of the match against the Partenopei.

Birkir Bjarnason could be pushed up behind Alfredo Donnarumma and Mario Balotelli, or it could give Jaromir Zmrhal a chance to shine.

Sandro Tonali should be ready to play and help feed Balotelli with the required service to break down a resistant Napoli under Gennaro Gattuso.

As Lopez would come out in a 4-3-1-2 formation, the former Milan coach will stick to his 4-3-3 and will have Milik back in the middle of a trident that should consist of captain Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.

Diego Demme will be joined by Allan and Fabian Ruiz in the middle of the park, as David Ospina will most likely carry the gloves behind Nikola Maksimovic and Kostas Manolas in the heart of the defence.

Tonight’s match will be an opportunity for Gattuso to raise some questions to his players ahead of the big game against Barcelona at the San Paolo next week.

On the other hand, it will be a ‘fundamental’ match for Lopez, who is fighting to get Brescia out of the relegation zone in Serie A.

Brescia (probable): Joronen; Sabelli, Mateju, Chancellor, Martella; Bisoli, Tonali, Bjarnason; Zmrhal; Donnarumma, Balotelli

Napoli (probable): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Manolas, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Allan; Politano, Milik, Insigne

Referee: Orsato

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