The round of 16 demand one more feat from Granada

The rojiblancos, beset by casualties, defend in Naples 2-0 in the first leg. Diego Martínez will keep Soldado and Yangel Herrera's doubts until the last minute. Gattuso, on the wire.

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The day came. 90 minutes separate Granada from the next chapter of the book of feats that he is writing by Diego Martínez (follow the game live on As.com). Their European adventure is still very much alive and the 2-0 in the first leg may seem a priori enough for the most optimistic. But the easy challenges are not going to this team, which appeared yesterday in Naples with 30 players (the entire squad) but far from recovering players for tonight's appointment, they have lost Soro on the way and have Yangel low lows. Luis Suárez, Quini, Milla and Vallejo will not be there either, and Soldado, who trained with the group yesterday, will be in doubt until the last minute.

The most difficult still for the rojiblancos. Diego Martínez, aware that his team reaches this stage of the season with the deposit in reserve, saved many of its starters on Sunday in Huesca. A knockout round of the Europa League is well worth the sacrifice.

9 games later, the wear is tremendous. But Darwin Machís and Kenedy will appear on the Diego Armando Maradona lawn healthy and in a very good moment. They are held by the Nasrid hopes of scoring at least one goal that will ensure their presence in tomorrow's draw.

The extremes undressed Napoli in Los Cármenes and Diego Martínez will deliver again at his speed. In the core, the big unknown is Yangel Herrera, although it seems unlikely that he will be here to play at the beginning. His place would be taken by Eteki. Gonalons and Montoro are untouchable. Like Duarte and Germán, defensive flagships of the team who do not expect an easy night.

Injuries are also hitting a Napoli hard that does not start and that has Gattuso on the wire. The defeat suffered by Atalanta (4-2) has left the coach very touched, who will run a serious risk of being dismissed if his team is eliminated tonight.

Naples recover Koulibaly and Mertens, although the latter is not there for more than 20 minutes. Gattuso, despite the doubts and losses, tries to feed faith in the comeback. Opposite, Diego Martínez and his players want to continue making their European premiere a wonderful story. The round of 16 require one more feat.

Confidence: Granada arrives at the meeting convinced of its options and with high spirits after the 2-0 and the excellent match played a week ago in Los Cármenes.

Pressure: Napoli face the game with maximum tension, as the team accumulates much criticism and Gattuso's future is in danger if they are eliminated.

Casualties: Both teams have significant casualties and have very touched several of their best men (Soldier, Mertens, Yangel ...) The management of resources will be decisive.

Speed: Kenedy and Machís unleashed Napoli in the first leg and will once again be Granada's offensive props tonight. His speed and imbalance are the best rojiblancas weapons.

Aces to follow

Gonalons: He is an indispensable piece for Diego Martínez. His work of containment in the spinal cord is key.

Insigne: In Los Cármenes he was hardly seen. Napoli need him at his best if they want to have a chance to come back.

Registrations and registrations

Milla, Luis Suárez, Soro, Vallejo and Quini, registrations. Soldier and Yangel will be doubtful until the last minute.

Ospina, Hysaj, Manolas, Demme, Osimhen, Lozano and Petagna miss out on Napoli.



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