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Napoli - Arsenal
2-0
 

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Benítez 'proud' of Napoli's nearly campaign

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.09CET
Arsène Wenger said SSC Napoli "can feel very hard done by" to bow out with 12 points after Arsenal FC lost to the Partenopei, who "must be proud of what we have done".

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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

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

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P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 0.09CET

Benítez 'proud' of Napoli's nearly campaign

Arsène Wenger said SSC Napoli "can feel very hard done by" to bow out with 12 points after Arsenal FC lost to the Partenopei, who "must be proud of what we have done".

Rafael Benítez, Napoli coach
This game will increase our confidence, this is the key. Here at Napoli we are trying to develop something and the boys showed we are on the right track. We must be proud of what we have done so far.

We should have scored our first goal earlier in order to have more time to push. Five minutes before the final whistle it was hard to say "keep pushing" because Marseille and Dortmund were drawing 1-1 and Arsenal are dangerous on the counter and could have scored. In any case, the team made a tremendous effort, we deserved to win and qualification would have been well-deserved.

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal manager
We're happy to be through. We took the game seriously and we were focused, but perhaps we dropped physically in the second half. They played very well and we were on edge, but in the end we're happy to get through.

It's a hard situation in football when you have to decide whether to attack or defend. As long as we didn't score they had a chance. Perhaps Dortmund being level for as long as they were caused them to relax a bit too – who knows?

When you win the group you know you have done a good job. Coming second means you have to hope for a good draw. I feel sorry for Napoli. It was a difficult group and three teams have finished on 12 points. One team had to be knocked out, but they can feel very hard done by to be that team.

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.11CET

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