PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly – Suspended for the Udinese clash

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly – Suspended for the Udinese clash
Udinese's Silvan Widmer (C) and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, 26 November 2017. EPA/ALBERTO LANCIA

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018. 13:00

Following their 0-0 draw against AC Milan, Napoli are set to miss defender Kalidou Koulibaly in their upcoming clash on Wednesday.

The Partenopei are set to face Udinese in the Serie A at home as they keep the pressure on log leaders Juventus.

In the wake of the goalless draw last weekend, Mauricio Sarri’s men now trail Juve by six points and will have to bag a win on Wednesday.

With the Senegalese defender’s exclusion due to suspension, the second placed Napoli could struggle to contain Udinese’s attack upfront.

Speaking after their draw, Koulibaly said they only missed their chances and lamented the stalemate.

"We only missed the goal: we were good at commanding the dribble and to AC Milan always keep in apprehension,” said Koulibaly.







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