Napoli v Dynamo Kyiv: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"We cannot make the mistake of underestimating a very strong side," Maurizio Sarri said as he prepared his Napoli team for their rematch with Dynamo Kyiv.

Napoli's Dries Mertens and Jorginho share a joke in training
Napoli's Dries Mertens and Jorginho share a joke in training ©AFP/Getty Images
  • Sarri urges Napoli not to be deterred by "strange mistakes" in recent weeks
  • If Benfica defeat Beşiktaş, Napoli will qualify too with a victory
  • If Beşiktaş win and Napoli do not, Beşiktaş progress from Group B
  • Napoli prevailed 2-1 in Ukraine on matchday one
  • Dynamo boss Rebrov says he is confident his side can pull off a surprise

Possible line-ups
Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Maksimović, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamšík; Insigne, Mertens, Callejón.
Out: Milik (knee)
Doubtful: Albiol (thigh), Gabbiadini (muscular problem)

Dynamo Kyiv: Rudko; Morozyuk, Khacheridi, Vida, Makarenko; Rybalka; Yarmolenko, Sydorchuk, Garmash, Tsygankov; Júnior Moraes.
Out: Danilo Silva (knee), Fedorchuk (muscle problem), Gladkiy (omitted), Gusev (omitted)
Doubtful: Khacheridi (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Garmash, Korzun, Vida

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri©AFP/Getty Images

Maurizio Sarri, Napoli coach
Dynamo have not been lucky; in fact, they have played very well, especially away. They lost 1-0 in Lisbon but missed a late penalty; in Istanbul they earned a good draw. We cannot make the mistake of underestimating a very strong side. Dynamo are not just about Andriy Yarmolenko, they have several top players.

As for us, our performances have been consistent but we have made some strange mistakes that have cost us results. When you play well and don't win, it can be demoralising, but the players have not given up.

Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo coach
I know the atmosphere here in Naples is always very spicy and the fans really get behind their players but we are really up for this. I'm confident.

We feel we have prepared the players very well. Now it's up to them to show their fighting spirit on the pitch. My players know they will be punished by Napoli if they don't play as a real team.

Weekend results
Udinese 1-2 Napoli
(Perica 59; Insigne 47 57)
Lorenzo Insigne scored his first goals since April as Napoli picked up only their third win in nine matches in all competitions.

Milik's Napoli double against Dynamo Kyiv
Milik's Napoli double against Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 Stal (Khacheridi 18, Makarenko 50; Comvalius 56)
Dynamo remain unbeaten in the Ukrainian Premier League since September, Yevhen Makarenko getting his first goal since April 2014.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Napoli: WDDLWW
Dynamo: WWLWWD

Reporter's view: Paolo Menicucci (@UEFAcomPaoloM)
Napoli can make it difficult for any team at the Stadio San Paolo yet they have conceded five goals in their two Group B home games. The Partenopei will need to tighten up against a Dynamo side who let in only one in each of their away matches, at Beşiktaş and Benfica. Napoli, however, have enough attacking talent to remain favourites, especially as Insigne ended his goal drought at the weekend.

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