Naples, which on Thursday accused its nine casualties against Granada in the Europa League (2-0), recovers its defenses Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam, after overcoming Covid-19, for their dangerous displacement on Sunday against Atalanta, rival of Real Madrid in the Chamopions League
“Ghoulam and Koulibaly are cured”, announced this Friday the Neapolitan club on Twitter. Consequently, both rejoin the staff after being in quarantine since February 5.
The return of Ghoukam and Koulibaly lighten Naples’ infirmary a bit as their coach Gennaro Gattuso cannot have players like Dries Mertens (injured ankle), Hirving Lozano (thigh), Andrea Petagna (thigh), Kostas Manolas (ankle) ) and Elseid Hysaj (calf). as well as goalkeeper David Ospina (thigh).
Napoli, who lost 2-0 to Granada in the first leg of the 1/16 final of the Europa League, have set themselves the main objective of this season to finish in the top four places in Serie A and therefore achieve a place in the Champions League next season.
Currently Gattuso’s team is fifth, two points behind Juventus (4th).