Argentine Higuain, who has scored 18 goals in all competitions for his club this season, picked up his fifth booking of the campaign in last week's 1-1 home draw with Genoa.

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"Losing Gonzalo is important for us but we have to focus on our squad and make sure we are ready for the match," Napoli coach Benitez told a news conference on Saturday.

"Pandev, Callejon or Zapata can all do well. I have faith in them."

Napoli are six points behind second-placed AS Roma, who host Inter Milan later on Saturday, and 15 adrift of leaders Juventus who visit AC Milan on Sunday.

(Editing by Tony Jimenez) nL3N0LY07O