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Insigne recovers to start for Napoli in Barca decider

Lorenzo Insigne will start for Napoli in Saturday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona after recovering from a thigh injury in time to make Gennaro Gattuso’s starting line-up at the Camp Nou.

Italy forward Insigne looked a doubt for the second leg of the last 16 tie, in which the two sides are locked at 1-1, after picking up the knock during Napoli’s final match of the Serie A season against Lazio a week ago.

However he takes the field in Napoli’s front three alongside Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon.

Barca coach Quique Setien meanwhile plumped for a predictable line-up thanks to injuries and suspensions that left him thin in midfield.

The Spanish coach is without the not-yet match fit Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Busquets and Artur Vidal, who are both suspended. Meanwhile Juventus-bound Arthur is not in the squad following a row with the club.

That means that Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie de Jong line up in a three-man midfield behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann.

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