Pepe Reina [Reuters]

Napoli host Swansea City at the Stadio San Paolo for the second leg of the round-of-32 tie in the Europa League on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 6:00pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on ITV 4.


Napoli come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Genoa in their Serie A fixture last Monday. The hosts took the lead in the 18<sup>th minute when Gonzalo Higuain scored after being put through on goal by Marek Hamsik.

But, Emanuele Calaio netted the decisive equaliser late in the second-half to salvage a point for the away side. They currently sit third in the league table with 51 points from 25 matches, 15 points adrift of leaders Juventus.

In the first leg against Swansea, Rafael Benitez's side managed to edge out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium. The Welsh club were in control for most of the game but failed to find a breakthrough within the 90 minutes.

The Swans travel to Italy with confidence despite suffering a 4-3 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield last Sunday. The Reds stormed into a 2-0 with Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson netting the goals.

The visitors then drew level by the 27<sup>th minute with goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Wilfried Bony. Sturridge scored his second goal of the game to put the home side into the lead going into half-time break.

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony [Reuters]

In the second-half, Bony swiftly restored parity yet again converting the penalty after the Ivorian was adjudged to have been fouled by Martin Skrtel. Jordan Henderson then managed to score the winner 74<sup>th minute to ensue the Swans leave Merseyside empty-handed. Garry Monk's side currently sit 12<sup>th in the league table with 28 points having played 27 matches, just four above the relegation zone.

The winner of the clash is poised to face the winner between FC Porto and Eintracht Frankfurt in the last-16 stage of the Europa League.

What Managers Say

Rafael Benitez: "We want to progress and in order to do that, we need to score more goals than they do and win. This is a crucial game for us. We are confident because we can do good things this season. We already saw that Swansea play great football. We have to play as we know how, but we must increase the tempo. They have a team capable of progressing to the next round of the Europa League."

Garry Monk: "It's somewhere that we haven't been before as a club and I think it's going to be a very good game between two attack minded teams. The stadium is set back from pitch quite a bit and the atmosphere will be hostile and passionate, but certainly one that you want to be involved in as a player. I've spoken to all the players and they are all very much looking forward to it."

Team Form

Angel Rangel
Angel Rangel [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W W W
  • Last Result: Napoli 1-1 Genoa

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D L D W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 4-3 Swansea City

Team Guide


  • Injured: Rafael Cabral (knee), Camilo Zuniga (knee), Giandomenico Mesto (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Ghoulam; Callejon, Hamsik, Inler, Mertens; Insigne, Higuain

Swansea City

  • Injured: Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Michu (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Taylor; Britton, Canas; Pablo, Routledge, Dyer; Bony