Napoli will not be available for Matteo Politano and Stanislav Labotka against Barcelona on Thursday.
Napoli confirmed muscle injuries to both Politano and Labotka after undergoing medical examinations on Monday morning. The pair will miss their Europa League play-off first leg against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Thursday. The results showed that Politano has a hamstring injury in his right thigh. While Labotka has a muscle in his right thigh.
Politano was substitute in the second half of Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Inter on Saturday. While Labotka was on the pitch throughout the game. before the injury occurred after. This is a problem that coach Luciano Spalletti has to solve because previously losing Mexico winger Irving Lozano. Dislocated shoulder injury from the national ufabet team in late January.
A statement from the Napoli medical staff confirmed it was a twinge. Although further tests will be require to see if there is any further damage.
The note on the official club website also revealed midfielder Lobotka had sustained a muscular problem in his right thigh.
Napoli will face Barcelona in the Europa League play-off on Thursday February 17 at Camp Nou. So it remains to be seen if Politano and Lobotka will be available for coach Luciano Spalletti.
The Partenopei are already missing Hirving Lozano after he dislocated his shoulder on international duty with Mexico.