Stadio San Paolo - Naples 18/09/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group F

Napoli - Dortmund
2-1
 

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Benítez applauds Napoli approach

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 23.30CET
Rafael Benítez "appreciated my team's attitude" as SSC Napoli opened their Group F campaign with a win against Borussia Dortmund that left Jürgen Klopp full of regret.

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Match statistics

Napoli
Dortmund

2

Goals scored

1

56

Possession (%)

44

14

Total attempts

13

9

on target

8

5

off target

5

2

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

1

8

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

13

606

Passes

469

465

completed

327

Lineups

napoli

Napoli

dortmund

Dortmund

25Reina (GK)1Weidenfeller (GK) (C)
Red Card45+1
5Britos
Yellow Card36
4Subotić
7Callejón6Bender
9Higuaín
Goal29
Substitution78
9Lewandowski
11Maggio10Mkhitaryan
Substitution76
17Hamšík (C)
Substitution90+2
11Reus
18Zúñiga
Goal87
15Hummels
Substitution45+1
24Insigne
Goal67
Yellow Card68
Substitution73
16Błaszczykowski
Substitution45+2
33Albiol18Nuri Şahin
85Behrami
Yellow Card33
19Grosskreutz
88Inler29Schmelzer
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

1Rafael Cabral (GK)20Langerak (GK)
Substitution45+2
14Mertens
Substitution73
7Hofmann
Substitution76
16Mesto
Substitution90+2
17Aubameyang
Substitution45+1
19Pandev
Substitution78
21Kirch
20Dzemaili23Schieber
27Armero30Günter
28Cannavaro37Durm

Coaches

Rafael Benítez (ESP) Jürgen Klopp (GER)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Standings

Last updated: 19/09/2013 09:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 23.30CET

Benítez applauds Napoli approach

Rafael Benítez "appreciated my team's attitude" as SSC Napoli opened their Group F campaign with a win against Borussia Dortmund that left Jürgen Klopp full of regret.

Rafael Benítez, Napoli coach
We played well, but the road is still long and we must keep working. We knew that Dortmund were a dangerous team, especially with [Robert] Lewandowski, and even when they were reduced to ten men, they tried to hit us on the counterattack. For this, especially, I appreciated my team's attitude tonight. Our squad is a strong one and my decision [to field Lorenzo Insigne instead of Goran Pandev] does not get me credit; the rewards are for him [match winner Insigne].

The atmosphere here is fantastic, our fans are wonderful. Let's see how far we can go
Rafael Benítez
We definitely did not put in our best display today, but nothing is lost yet
Jürgen Klopp

We lacked a bit of control in the game in the final minutes. We needed more possession, but unfortunately the third goal didn't come and we were under pressure until the end. The atmosphere here is fantastic, our fans are wonderful. Let's see how far we can go. This victory is good for confidence.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
The atmosphere among the players is fairly mediocre to be honest. Without [Roman] Weidenfeller's red card and Mats's [Hummels] injury and my red card, we would have perhaps managed to get a result here. So much went wrong today. My actions before I was sent off were silly and I have to take the full blame for it. I've already apologised to my team and to the referee and acknowledge the fact it was my own fault.

We definitely did not put in our best display today, but nothing is lost yet. We  lost this match by the smallest of margins. We now know we can beat Napoli – if we play well. However, we didn't stick to our game plan, especially in the first half. We were not aggressive enough, but still won a lot of balls because our opponents had a lot of respect for us. Our passing wasn't good enough to take advantage of this. In the second half we were down to ten men, but still pulled a goal back and hit the crossbar. All things considered, it would have been great if we had taken a point.



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