Stadio San Paolo - Naples 19/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Napoli - Athletic
1-1

Napoli - Athletic 1-1 - 19/08/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Jonas Eriksson signals the end of a pulsating encounter. Iker Muniain's away goal could prove crucial in the course of the tie, but both sides had several late chances to seal a first-leg advantage. A thrilling return fixture ensues, based on tonight's evidence.
  • 90+4
    De Marcos (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mertens (Napoli).
  • 90+3
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
    Mikel Rico's deep cross from the left finds Ibai Gómez unmarked at the far post, but the midfielder cannot direct his header past Rafael Cabral.
  • 90+3
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+3
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 90+2
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
    Mikel San José is unable to divert his header either side of the Napoli goalkeeper after the home side had struggled to deal with the Athletic corner.
  • 90+2
    San José (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+2
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
    Aritz Aduriz volleys straight at Rafael Cabral from long range after exhibiting some neat close control around 25 yards out from goal.
  • 90
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    89
    Morán (in) - A. Iturraspe (out) (Athletic)
  • 87
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    Britos (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aritz Aduriz (Athletic).
  • 86
    Higuaín (Napoli) misses the target.
    Gonzalo Higuaín can only scoop the ball over the bar from an acute angle after the Athletic defence had failed to clear their lines.
  • 85
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Gorka Iraizoz pulls off a stunning one-handed save to deny Gonzalo Higuaín from close range after Dries Mertens had jinked his way through the Athletic defence and cut the ball back for the Argentine.
  • 85
    Higuaín (Napoli) has an effort on goal.
  • 83
    Callejón (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 83
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Dries Mertens' powerful run from the left wing nearly pays dividends but his curling effort, which appears to be heading for the top corner, is superbly clawed away by Gorka Iraizoz at full-stretch.
  • 83
    Mertens (Napoli) has an effort on goal.
  • 82
    Mertens (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 81
    De Marcos (Athletic) makes a save.
  • 81
    Britos (Napoli) has a shot blocked.
  • 81
    Mertens (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 81
    Balenziaga (Athletic) makes a save.
  • 81
    Callejón (Napoli) has a shot blocked.
  • 80
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 80
    San José (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Michu (Napoli).
  • Substitution
    80
    Ibai Gómez (in) - Susaeta (out) (Athletic)
  • 79
    Michu (Napoli) misses the target.
  • 78
    Koulibaly (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Koulibaly (Napoli).
  • Substitution
    78
    Michu (in) - Hamšík (out) (Napoli)
    Michu makes his Napoli debut following his summer signing from Swansea City AFC. He scored against Athletic playing for Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, having made his La Liga debut against them earlier that season.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Balenziaga (Athletic) is booked.
  • 75
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    75
    San José (in) - Beñat (out) (Athletic)
    Rafael Benítez's former signing at Liverpool is introduced in what appears to be a tactical change.
  • 74
    Mertens (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 74
    Hamšík (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 73
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Gurpegi (Athletic) is booked.
  • 72
    Gurpegi (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Hamšík (Napoli).
  • 72
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 71
    Britos (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Susaeta (Athletic).
  • 70
    Callejón (Napoli) misses the target.
    José Callejón finally breaks the offside trap to collect Gonzalo Higuaín's threaded through ball but sidefoots the wrong side of Gorka Iraizoz's left-hand post.
  • Goal
    68
    Higuaín (Napoli) scores!
    The thorn in Athletic's side strikes against them yet again. Gonzalo Higuaín, with eight goals in ten previous appearances against tonight's opponents, traps Marek Hamšík's lofted pass on the edge of the area before bustling through the Spaniards' defence and unleashing a low drive into the corner of the goal.
  • 66
    Beñat (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Maggio (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Muniain (Athletic).
  • 65
    Britos (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    De Marcos (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mertens (Napoli).
  • 64
    Higuaín (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 63
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 61
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    60
    Mertens (in) - Insigne (out) (Napoli)
  • 60
    Insigne (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 58
    Maggio (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 57
    Laporte (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 56
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
  • 56
    Callejón (Napoli) has an effort on goal.
  • 55
    Britos (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 55
    Susaeta (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 54
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 54
    Higuaín (Napoli) is flagged for offside.
  • 54
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Laporte (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 53
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Jorginho (Napoli).
  • 52
    Susaeta (Athletic) takes the corner.
  • 49
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 49
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Higuaín (Napoli) is flagged for offside.
  • 48
    Muniain (Athletic) misses the target.
    Iker Muniain is keen to add to his earlier tally as he cuts in following a strong run from the left before unleashing a flashing drive wide of the Napoli upright.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Athletic get the second period underway in the same vein as they finished the first. A flowing move cuts through the Napoli rearguard and forces Rafael Cabral off his line to prevent another attempt by the away side.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Iker Muniain's clever finish separates the sides, who trudge down the Stadio San Paolo steps towards the tunnel. They are halfway towards only their second win in seven UEFA competition visits to Italy.
  • 45
    Beñat (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Hamšík (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on A. Iturraspe (Athletic).
  • Goal
    41
    Muniain (Athletic) scores!
    Iker Muniain caps a flowing Athletic move with a much sought-after away goal. Óscar de Marcos burst down the right before cutting the ball back to the 21-year-old in space on the edge of the penalty box. The youngster composed himself before side-footing the ball into the bottom right of the Napoli goal, just out of Rafael Cabral's reach.
  • 40
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Hamšík (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rico (Athletic).
  • 40
    Callejón (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 38
    Maggio (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Rico (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jorginho (Napoli).
  • 37
    Albiol (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 37
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gargano (Napoli).
  • 33
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
    Rafael Cabral is forced to collect Aritz Aduriz's looping header after the 33-year-old forward had been picked out on the edge of the six-yard box by Beñat's searching delivery from the right.
  • 33
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 31
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jorginho (Napoli).
  • 30
    Maggio (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Muniain (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Callejón (Napoli).
  • 30
    Insigne (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 30
    Rico (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 29
    Albiol (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Beñat (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Albiol (Napoli).
  • 27
    Laporte (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 27
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
    Beñat's pinpoint corner finds the run of Aymeric Laporte, but the France Under-21 defender can only power an angled header just wide of the Napoli upright.
  • 26
    Balenziaga (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Gargano (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balenziaga (Athletic).
  • 25
    Insigne (Napoli) delivers the corner.
    Aymeric Laporte manages to head Kalidou Koulibaly's flick-on from Lorenzo Insigne's deep corner into the arms of the grateful Gorka Iraizoz, with Gonzalo Higuaín lurking to pick up any loose ball.
  • 23
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Insigne (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gargano (Napoli).
  • 21
    Hamšík (Napoli) misses the target.
    Marek Hamšík's half-volley from 18 yards, following Kalidou Koulibaly's cross from the left wing, arrows past Gorka Iraizoz's goal.
  • 20
    Balenziaga (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 19
    Muniain (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 18
    Koulibaly (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Marcos (Athletic).
  • 15
    Balenziaga (Athletic) fouls.
  • 15
    Gargano (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 15
    Balenziaga (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Callejón (Napoli).
  • 14
    Balenziaga (Athletic) misses the target.
    Mikel Balenziaga is the latest Athletic player to try his luck from range after a sweeping passing move by his team-mates, who worked the ball from the right flank to the left. However, Rafael Cabral is still to be forced into action.
  • 12
    Rico (Athletic) misses the target.
    Mikel Rico collects a loose ball around 30 yards away from goal, but fails to trouble Rafael Cabral in the home goal from distance.
  • 11
    Beñat (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    10
    Jorginho (Napoli) is shown a yellow card.
    Jorginho becomes the first name in Jonas Eriksson's notebook following a tug on Iker Muniain's shirt.
  • 10
    Jorginho (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Muniain (Athletic).
  • 10
    Britos (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 10
    De Marcos (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Insigne (Napoli).
  • 8
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) misses the target.
  • 8
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 8
    Hamšík (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 8
    Beñat (Athletic) takes the corner.
  • 4
    Hamšík (Napoli) misses the target.
    Napoli are dominating the early play and their captain is at the heart of the action yet again. Hamšík collects a pass on the edge of the area, before twisting his body to fool the defender and create some space for the shot - but he can only fire wide.
  • 2
    Hamšík (Napoli) misses the target.
    Gonzalo Higuaín's bold run down the right flank carves an opportunity open for the home side. The Argentine forward floats a cross into the penalty area to find the unmarked Marek Hamšík, but the Slovakian international can only head over.
  • 2
    Insigne (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Susaeta (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Britos (Napoli).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    The tie begins at a frantic pace as possession switches between the sides on numerous occasions.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 
 

Match statistics

Napoli
Athletic

1

Goals scored

1

57

Possession (%)

43

12

Total attempts

16

4

on target

5

6

off target

8

2

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

5

6

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

19

18

Fouls suffered

8

511

Passes

322

443

completed

243

Lineups

napoli

Napoli

athletic

Athletic

1Rafael Cabral (GK)1Gorka Iraizoz (GK)
5Britos4Laporte
7Callejón7Beñat
Substitution75
8Jorginho
Yellow Card10
8A. Iturraspe
Substitution89
9Higuaín
Goal68
10De Marcos
11Maggio14Susaeta
Substitution80
17Hamšík (C)
Substitution78
17Rico
24Insigne
Substitution60
18Gurpegi (C)
Yellow Card72
26Koulibaly19Muniain
Goal41
33Albiol20Aritz Aduriz
77Gargano24Balenziaga
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

45Andújar (GK)13Iago Herrerín (GK)
14Mertens
Substitution60
5Morán
Substitution89
16Mesto6San José
Substitution75
25Michu
Substitution78
11Ibai Gómez
Substitution80
31Ghoulam15Iraola
88Inler22Guillermo Fernández
91Zapata29Lopez

Coaches

Rafael Benítez (ESP) Ernesto Valverde (ESP)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Standings

 
 
  
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