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Europa League, Napoli-Spartak Moscow 2-3


Sep 30, 2021

The perfect Napoli in Serie A falls in the Europa League. At Maradona, Luciano Spalletti’s team is 3-2 defeated by Spartak Moscow. In partial defense of the Azzurri, having played with ten men for most of the match due to the expulsion of Mario Rui in the 30th minute. The lightning goal at 1 ‘is not enough for Napoli: verticalization for Petagna who widens for Insigne, tense cross, Maksimenko anticipates Politano in the exit but does not control, the ball ends up on Elmas’s feet who on the fly slips the door for the 1-0 . The Azzurri almost doubled on 11 and 18 ‘with Petagna. Then the expulsion of Mario Rui and in the second half the game changes. At 55 ‘comes the goal of the equal of the Russians: a cross from Moses, touches Anguissa and then Koulibaly, the ball ends up on the feet of Promes who unloads into the goal for the 1-1. Napoli tries to recover but in the 67th minute a goal for offside is canceled. At 80 ‘, however, the advantage of Spartak arrives. Napoli out of position on Ayrton’s lateral percussion, ball placed in the center, Bakaev’s veil and Ignatov’s sharp shot in the low corner. At 82 ‘also the Russians remain in 10. Second yellow for Caufriez for a foul on Osimhen, and red. At 90 ‘Spartak still scoring: Ignatov’s slalom, enlarged ball for Sobolev, cross for Promes behind the line of the ball and the ball resting on the net with an empty goal for the 3-1. Napoli did not give up and in the 94th minute Osimhen scored. Invention by Di Lorenzo who makes a swerve in the area and finds Osimhen alone in front of Maksimenko. Spalletti’s team throws themselves into the recovery but this time without finding the equal, remaining at one point in group C of the Europa League.

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