Stadio San Paolo - Naples 11/12/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group F

Napoli - Arsenal
2-0
 

Napoli - Arsenal 2-0 - 11/12/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Napoli victory in vain as Arsenal finish second

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 23.00CET
Napoli victory in vain as Arsenal finish second 
Higuaín bemoans Napoli ‘luck’ ©AFP/Getty Images

SSC Napoli became the first team to be eliminated from the group phase of the UEFA Champions League on 12 points after a 2-0 home victory over Arsenal FC proved in vain.

With Rafael Benítez's men unable to impose themselves on a well-disciplined Arsenal, it took the 57th-minute introduction of Lorenzo Insigne to change the complex of the game and not long afterwards Gonzalo Higuaín struck his fourth goal of this Group F campaign. Mikel Arteta was sent off for the Gunners, but José Callejón's late second was only cosmetic as Borussia Dortmund's win at Olympique de Marseille took the Bundesliga side through with Arsenal.

 

Player rater

Higuaín

Top Player

Napoli 

Lineups

napoli

Napoli

arsenal

Arsenal

1Rafael Cabral (GK)1Szczęsny (GK)
7Callejón
Goal90+3
4Mertesacker
9Higuaín
Goal73
6Koscielny
11Maggio (C)7Rosický
Substitution74
14Mertens
Yellow Card36
8Arteta (C)
Yellow Card63
Red Card76
19Pandev
Substitution57
11Özil
20Dzemaili
Yellow Card41
12Giroud
Yellow Card67
21Fernández
Yellow Card84
19Santi Cazorla
Substitution68
27Armero20Flamini
33Albiol25Jenkinson
85Behrami28Gibbs

Substitutes

15Colombo (GK)21Fabiański (GK)
3Uvini5Vermaelen
5Britos10Wilshere
24Insigne
Substitution57
14Walcott
28Cannavaro16Ramsey
Substitution68
Yellow Card84
88Inler17Monreal
Substitution74
91Zapata23Bendtner

Coaches

Rafael Benítez (ESP) Arsène Wenger (FRA)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Napoli
Arsenal

2

Goals scored

0

49

Possession (%)

51

13

Total attempts

3

7

on target

2

6

off target

1

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

0

5

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

16

609

Passes

636

417

completed

463

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A dramatic finish to the group as Napoli just run out of time. José Callejón's injury time strike is too little too late as Kevin Grosskreutz's late goal in France has taken Dortmund through as group winners with Arsenal in second. Napoli end up with a UEFA Europa League place.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Callejón (Napoli) scores!
    Lorenzo Insigne dinks a splendid pass over the top of the Arsenal defence to José Callejón who finishes superbly by lofting the ball over Wojciech Szczęsny. Is there time for another?
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Fernández (Napoli) is shown a yellow card.
    Federico Fernández will miss the next match if Napoli make the knockout stage after picking up his third booking.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Ramsey (Arsenal) is shown a yellow card.
  • Red Card
    76
    Arteta (Arsenal) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
    Mikel Arteta is unable to get to the ball first as José Callejón gets a touch and is brought down by the Arsenal captain. He has already been booked and is now sent off.

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