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How Napoli could line up against Barcelona

Sports Mole looks at how Napoli could line up in Saturday's Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Napoli will be bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history when they travel to Barcelona on Saturday night.

The last-16 tie is delicately poised ahead of the second leg following a 1-1 draw in the reverse match in Naples.

This is the first year that the Italian side have been present in the knockout round of the Champions League since 2016-17, and they will be looking to set up a quarter-final against either Bayern Munich or Chelsea.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Serie A outfit could line up at Camp Nou.


Out: Kostas Manolas (ribs)
Doubtful: Nemanja Maksimovic (ankle), Lorenzo Insigne (thigh)

Napoli will be without the services of Kostas Manolas against Barca due to a knee problem, while fellow central defender Nemanja Maksimovic is also struggling with an ankle injury.

Kalidou Koulibaly missed the first leg through injury, but the Senegal international is available for this match and is likely to be joined at the heart of the back four by Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

As a result, Elseid Hysaj could come into the side at right-back, while Diego Demme and Piotr Zielinski should join Fabian Ruiz as part of a midfield three in a 4-3-3 formation.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens are certain to start in the final third, but the Serie A giants are sweating on the fitness of key attacker Lorenzo Insigne.

Indeed, the Italy international picked up a thigh problem against Lazio in Napoli's final league match of the season, and he was forced to train individually on Wednesday as he bids to return from the issue.

Gennaro Gattuso will allegedly wait until the final moment before deciding whether to start Insigne, but various reports in Italy have suggested that the 29-year-old will win the race to be fit.

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
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