NEWS
Friday February 21 2020
Line-ups: Brescia v Napoli

Napoli winger Matteo Politano makes his second start for the Partenopei against Brescia this evening at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti.

Rino Gattuso’s men are still without defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj and Kevin Malcuit for the game.

Striker Arkadiusz Milik is only fit enough for the bench, which means that Dries Mertens starts as a false nine for Napoli.

Lorenzo Insigne was thought to be only fit enough to make a substitute appearance, but the Italian is in the starting XI.

It’s a strong line-up from Gattuso, considering their Champions League clash against Barcelona is only four days away.

Brescia meanwhile start with Mario Balotelli up front as their main source of goals.

Florian Aye is suspended after being sent off against Juventus last weekend.

Alfredo Donnarumma was expected to start alongside Balotelli in attack, however coach Diego Lopez has given Birkir Bjarnason a surprise start as an attacking midfielder behind the Italian international.

Midfielder Sandro Tonali is back for the Rondinelle after missing the game against the Italian champions due to a muscle injury.

Brescia (4-3-2-1): Joronen; Sabelli, Mateju, Chancellor, Martella; Bisoli, Tonali, Dessena; Zmrhal, Bjarnason; Balotelli.

Napoli (4-3-3): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Elmas; Politano, Mertens, Insigne.

Ref: Orsato

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