Europa League LIVE: Napoli vs. Spartak Moscow

by | Sep 30, 2021 16:31

Napoli rotate the squad slightly in a must-win Europa League match against Spartak Moscow, so Andrea Petagna, Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano start upfront.

It kicks off at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona at 17.45 UK time (16.45 GMT).

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game, Zorya-Roma and Lazio-Lokomotiv Moscow on the LIVEBLOG.

Liveblog: Napoli-Spartak, Zorya-Roma, Lazio-Lokomotiv

The Partenopei fought back from 2-0 down with a Victor Osimhen brace to hold Leicester City 2-2 in their Europa League group phase opener, so the pressure is on to win here.

Osimhen and Hirving Lozano are rested, as is Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, but otherwise it’s practically a full-strength side.

Alex Meret returns in goal for the first time since fracturing a bone in his back.

Napoli are top of the Serie A table with a 100 per cent record after six rounds, but Faouzi Ghoulam and Stanislav Lobotka are still out of action.

There are some familiar faces in the Spartak Moscow side, such as ex-Inter flop Victor Moses and former Roma striker Ezequiel Ponce.

Dutch international Quincy Promes also bolsters the front line for a team that lost 1-0 to Legia Warsaw in the opening fixture.

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Elmas, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Politano, Petagna, Insigne

Napoli bench: Idasiak, Ospina, Malcuit, Demme, Juan Jesus, Osimhen, Lozano, Rrahmani, Mertens, Ounas, Zanoli, Anguissa

Spartak Moscow: Maksimenko; Caufriez, Gigot, Dzhikiya; Moses, Litvinov, Umyarov, Z Bakaev, Ayrton; Ponce, Promes

Spartak bench: Rebrov, Selikhov, Sobolev, Lomovitski, Ignatov, Eschenko, Gaponov, Melnikov

Ref: Kruzliak (SVK)

Lorenzo Insigne penalty


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