Watch a live stream of Inter Milan’s visit to Naples to face rivals Napoli.
Where: San Paolo, Naples
When: Sunday 15 December, 19:45
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Two Serie A rivals go head-to-head on Sunday night, as Rafa Benitez prepares to face former club Inter Milan looking to help Napoli close the gap at the top of the table.
The Spanish tactician endured a tumultuous spell with the Nerazzurri, despite bringing them further success his off the pitch problems ultimately resulted in his tenure being cut short.
While he insisted at the time of being appointed as Napoli’s coach that he was not seeking revenge against his former employers, he has the opportunity to open up a seven-point gap in third place should they win.
The Partenopei are currently eight points adrift of leaders Juventus, but after their stirring effort against Arsenal in mid-week, they will be determined to avoid any more slip-ups.
Pepe Reina returns to take his place in the squad after recovering from injury, but Valon Behrami and Marek Hamsik miss out.
Meanwhile, former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri returns to the San Paolo for the first time since leaving in the summer and is expected to receive a mixed reception.
With speculation of tension between Massimo Moratti and current owner Erick Thohir surfacing in the newspapers on Saturday, it is unclear at this stage as to whether or not the visitors will be distracted.
However, Mazzarri will be keen to make a statement at his old stomping ground, and will hope to improve on recent results which have seen them fall off the pace.