NEWS
Thursday November 5 2020
Line-ups: Rijeka v Napoli

Napoli must do without suspended Victor Osimhen, so Andrea Petagna and Dries Mertens start in another must-win Europa League game with HNK Rijeka.

It kicks off at 17.55 GMT in Croatia’s Stadion HNK Rijeka.

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game, Roma-Cluj and Milan-Lille on the LIVEBLOG.

The Partenopei started this group badly with a home defeat to AZ Alkmaar and recovered with a 1-0 victory away to Real Sociedad, although Osimhen was sent off in that game for two bookable offences.

He is therefore suspended, so Petagna takes the centre-forward role with support from Mertens, Matteo Politano and Eljif Elmas, as Lorenzo Insigne is still dealing with muscular problems.

Rijeka are bottom of the group, but are also decimated by COVID-19 cases, although the specific names of those affected have not been released.

Rijeka: Nevistic; Escoval, Velkoski, Smolcic; Tomecak, Cerin, Muric, Loncar, Braut; Menalo, Kulenovic

Rijeka bench: Nwolokor, Prskalo, Galovic, Lepinjica, Yateke, Raspopovic, Anastasio, Stefulj, Putnik

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Demme, Lobotka; Politano, Mertens, Elmas; Petagna

Napoli bench: Contini, Ospina, Bakayoko, Fabian Ruiz, Lozano, Zielinski, Hysaj, Insigne, Ghoulam, Rrahmani, Manolas

Ref: Gestranius (FIN)