Napoli takes on La Liga side Granada in the first leg of the Round of 32. Let’s take a look at the team line-ups and recent squad news.
Gli Azzurri will be looking to make the best of this opportunity. Still involved in three competitions and having just won their clash against Juventus in Serie A, Gennaro Gattuso’s men are looking to build momentum.
Napoli qualified to the Round of 32 after finishing 1st in a group that also included Rea Sociedad, AZ Alkmaar, and Rijeka. Meanwhile, Granada finished second in Group E that included PSV, PAOK, and AC Omonia.
Both teams are dealing with a series of injuries that will make managers Gattuso and Diego Moreno need to improvise in terms of their squad selection.
The Naples side will be unable to count on players such as Andrea Petagna, Hirvin Lozano, David Ospina, Dries Mertens, or Kalidou Koulibaly.
Granada will also be unable to call upon the services of Luis Milla, Roberto Soldado, Luis Suarez, Angelo Montoro, Neyder Lozano, and Quin.
Granada (4-3-3): Rui Silva, Foulquier, D. Duarte, Vellejo, Neva, Montoro, Gonalons, Y. Herrera, Kenedy, J. Molina, Machis
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Maksimovic, Mario Rui, Fabian Ruiz, Lobotka, Politano, Elmas, Insigne, Osimhen