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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Faouzi Ghoulam – Algerian to miss crunch match against Juventus


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Faouzi Ghoulam - Algerian to miss crunch match against Juventus

Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam

by
Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 19:00


The knee injury suffered by Algerian star Faouzi Ghoulam means he will continue to miss Napoli’s big matches, including this weekend’s showdown with Juventus.

The match at Stadio San Paolo kicks off at 21h45 CAT and sees ‘Partenopei’ host the ‘Old Lady’ in one of Italian football’s classic rivalries.

The match also has significance in terms of the Serie A title race. Napoli currently top the log on 38 points, while defending champions Juve are four points behind in third place.

Ghoulam, sadly, will have to watch the game from the stands due to his long-term absence, but his future with the club remains headline news.

Though reports of a contract extension with Napoli have been prominent in the last couple of weeks, the Algerian remains a transfer target for the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.



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