SSC Napoli were made to work hard for a win over Olympique de Marseille that keeps them on course for a place in the UEFA Champions League last 16 while eliminating the French side from the competition.
André Ayew put the visitors in front, but two quick-fire goals from Gökhan Inler and Gonzalo Higuaín changed the complexion of the Group F contest. Marseille levelled through Florian Thauvin before Higuaín's second sealed victory and edged Napoli closer to qualification, which they can obtain with a draw at Borussia Dortmund.
We knew since the the draw it was going to be a tight affair. I'm not at my very best yet but I feel I'm improving and I'm very happy with the goals I scored tonight.
Gonzalo Higuaín, Napoli forward
We almost shared the spoils with this team but it always ends up the same way. When you must score three or four times to win, it's tough.
Benoît Cheyrou, Marseille midfielder
|25||Reina (GK)||30||Mandanda (GK) (C)|
|15||Colombo (GK)||16||Samba (GK)|
|Rafael Benítez (ESP)||Élie Baup (FRA)|
|Sergei Karasev (RUS)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|