Wednesday December 21 2011
Line-ups: Napoli-Genoa

Napoli hope to end the year with a morale-boosting result against Genoa, as Goran Pandev completes the trident attack.

The Partenopei have hit the brakes in Serie A recently and went down to a shock home defeat against Roma at the weekend.

To make matters worse, Ezequiel Lavezzi picked up a thigh strain in that game and will be out for around four weeks.

Pandev was also at risk, but has recovered for the starting XI alongside ‘Tenors’ Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani.

Genoa aren’t sitting pretty either, though last week’s win over Bologna gave them some breathing room.

Emiliano Moretti sits out a ban, while Rodrigo Palacio, Juraj Kucka, Valter Birsa and Cesare Bovo are sidelined.

Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga; Hamsik, Pandev; Cavani

Genoa: Frey; Mesto, Granqvist, Dainelli, Kaladze, Rossi, Veloso, Seymour, Jorquera, Pratto, Caracciololo

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