Europa League Preview: Mertens misses Midtjylland, Fenerbahce sweat on Nani fitness

Napoli is going to be without Dries Mertens for their Europa League Group D clash with Midtjylland on Thursday at the Stadio San Paolo.

The Belgium international attacker was taken off with 10 minutes to play in Napoli’s 2-1 win more than Fiorentina but only right after supplying a back-heel help for Gonzalo Higuain’s winner.
Maurizio Sarri’s males have won their opening two Europa League games and arrive into matchday 3 in fine form, enjoying a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Midtjylland, meanwhile, have won five games in succession and best the Superliga by 3 points after 12 games.
Legia Warsaw and Club Brugge, with two defeats each, meet in the group’s other game.
In Group A, Fenerbahce and Ajax remain winless as they meet at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Thursday.
Question marks remain over the fitness of Nani for the Turkish hosts, using the former Manchester United winger set to undergo scans on Tuesday just after selecting up an injury in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Kayserispor.
The 28-year-old has impressed following his off-season move, establishing himself as a important player in Vitor Pereira’s side with four ambitions and 4 assists in all competitions.
Ajax are faring greater domestically and lead the Eredivisie right after nine games.
Table-toppers Molde host Scottish champions Celtic in the other Group A fixture.
Jurgen Klopp will encounter his first fixture at Anfield when his Liverpool meet Rubin Kazan, with Bordeaux playing Switzerland’s Sion in Group B.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham cross the channel for their away tie against Anderlecht in Group J, with Monaco entertaining Azerbaijani side Qarabag at the Stade Louis II.
Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga will hope to extend their one hundred per cent record once they host Marseille, even though Groningen go in search of their 1st points in the season in Europe when they travel to the Czech Republic to play Slovan Liberec.
Stadio Olimpico will probably be the scene of Lazio’s meeting with Rosenborg, with final season’s runners-up Dnipro facing Ligue 1’s Saint-Etienne.
Group C leaders Borussia Dortmund face a tough trip to Azerbaijan to play Qabala, with Dimitar Berbatov’s PAOK facing Krasnodar.
Villarreal will be hoping to record back-to-back victories when they play Dinamo Minsk, having lost their Group E opener.
The Spanish group have some ground to produce up on Rapid Vienna, who welcome Viktoria Plzen to the Ernst-Happel Stadion.
Group K leaders Schalke have won each their fixtures so far but face their toughest challenge to date once they play Sparta Prague.
Fellow group participants Asteras Tripolis and APOEL meet in the other tie.
Partizan, 1 of just seven teams to win both group games, play Athletic Bilbao in Belgrade as Bundesliga side Augsburg face AZ Alkmaar.
Besiktas travel to Russia to play Lokomotiv Moscow in Group H as Sporting CP greet Albanian minnows Skenderbeu.
Belenenses make the trip to 2012-13 semi-finalists Basel for their Group I encounter, as Fiorentina appear to close the gap on their Swiss rivals once they play Lech Poznan.

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