Napoli vs. Borussia Dortmund: Lineups

Lars Baron

Neither head coach surprised anyone with their lineups though there are a couple adjustments worth noting.

Dortmund's trip to Napoli could end up being the most exciting match of the day, but when Rafa Benitez is involved, you never really know.

Rafa's lineup is pretty straightforward with the only surprise of any kind being Miguel Britos starting on the back line ahead of Napoli's captain Paolo Cannavaro. Several players who were rested over the weekend return to the starting lineup as well including José Callejón and Christian Maggio.

Jürgen Klopp's starting 11 is free of shocks as well with Robert Lewandowksi leading the attack. Klopp did decide to go with Jakub Blaszczykowski's experience on the wing over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's youthful, goal scoring exuberance. Depending on how things good, there's a good chance you'll see PEA off the bench.

Napoli starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Pepe Reina; Christian Maggio, Raúl Albiol, Miguel Britos, Juan Zúñiga; Gökhan Inler, Valon Behrami; José Callejón, Marek Hamsik, Lorzeno Insigne; Gonzalo Higuain.

Borussia Dortmund starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Roman Weidenfeller, Kevin Großkreutz, Neven Subotic, Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer; Sven Bender, Nuri Sahin; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus; Robert Lewandowski.

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