first_imgThere are reports Kostas Manolas might not be fit to start for Napoli against RB Salzburg tonight, so Sebastiano Luperto could step in. The Champions League game kicks off at the Red Bull Arena at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). Carlo Ancelotti already has a huge injury crisis to deal with, above all in defence, missing Nikola Maksimovic, Mario Rui, Faouzi Ghoulam, Elseid Hysaj and Lorenzo Tonelli. Manolas sustained bruised ribs during the 2-0 win over Hellas Verona at the weekend and Sky Sport Italia report he is continuing to struggle. Unable to move freely against an RB Salzburg side that has scored nine goals in its first two Champions League games, Manolas may well be rested in favour of youth team product Luperto. The 23-year-old centre-back has never played in the Champions League before, making only four Europa League appearances for the club. He has in total 20 competitive games for the Napoli squad. Giovanni Di Lorenzo is already being moved over from right-back to the left side of defence to plug the gaps. Probable line-ups RB Salzburg: Stankovic; Kristensen, Onguene, Wober, Ulmer; Minamino, Junuzovic, Mwepu, Szoboszlai; Hwang, Haaland Napoli: Meret; Malcuit, Koulibaly, Luperto, Di Lorenzo; Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Insigne; Mertens, Lozano Ref: Turpin (FRA) Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img