Bronze medalist Italy’s Napoli on Wednesday in Kharkiv in the first round match of the group stage of the Champions League will play against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The head coach of the Neapolitans Maurizio Sarri with him in Ukraine took 23 players, including Central defender Vlad Kirikee, who dislocated his shoulder in the last match of Serie A against the “Bologna”.
Part of the “Napoli” in the match against Shakhtar:
Goalkeepers: Pepe Reina, Rafael, Luigi Sepe.
Defenders: Raul Albiol, Vlad Chiricheş, Loic Perrin, Alcide Husi, Calida Coulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, Christian Maggio, Mario Rui.
Midfielders: Jorginho, Alan, Amadou Diawara, Marek Hamsik, Marco Horn, Peter Zielinski.
Forwards: Jose Callejon, Emanuele Giaccherini, Adam Una, Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, Arkadiusz Milik.
Shakhtar and Napoli earlier in the competition are not met. Neapolitans last year in the group stage of the Champions League played with “Dynamo” (2:1, 0:0), and
in the 2014-2015 season in the semi-finals of the Europa League lost to “Dnepr” (1:1, 0:1).
The first round match of the group stage of the Champions League between “Shakhtar” and “Napoli” will take place in the arena of “Metalist” in Kharkov, on Wednesday, September 13.