Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli will be face to face this Wednesday in the opening round of UEFA Champions League group-stage, starting at 19:45, UK Time.
Shakhtar Donetsk play their home matches in Kharkiv and this is not good at all for them. The hosts are in top form, coming here after six consecutive wins in the domestic league. They have won seven out of eight league matches this season and they are ready for a good display in Champions League as well. Malyshev is injured and is the only missing player for the Ukrainian side this week.
Napoli will be without Vlad Chiriches here, the Romanian player being injured. They will field a 4-3-3 formation, with Mertens in the centre of the attack, supported by Insigne and Callejon on the flanks. Napoli have played five official games this season, winning all of them. They defeated Nice in play-off (2-0 at home and 2-0 away) and they have also won all three matches in Serie A so far, fighting for the title.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli probable lineups:
Shakhtar (4-2-3-1): Pyatov - Srna, Krivtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily - Fred, Stepanenko - Marlos, Kovalenko, Bernard - Ferreyra
Napoli (4-3-3): Reina - Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam - Hamsik, Jorgniho, Allan - Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.