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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Honours even between Napoli and Athletic

Published: Tuesday 19 August 2014, 23.00CET
Honours even between Napoli and Athletic
Iker Muniain (left) is congratulated after putting Athletic ahead ©Getty Images

Athletic Club will take an away goal back to Spain after holding SSC Napoli to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie, Iker Muniain's opener cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuaín.

• Muniain's 41st-minute goal silences home crowd
• Higuaín levels midway through second period
• Higuaín leads line 37 days after World Cup final
• 600 Bilbao fans make their voices heard
• 0-0 enough for Basque club in 27 August second leg

 

Lineups

napoli

Napoli

athletic

Athletic

1Rafael Cabral (GK)1Gorka Iraizoz (GK)
5Britos4Laporte
7Callejón7Beñat
75
8Jorginho
10
8A. Iturraspe
89
9Higuaín
68
10De Marcos
11Maggio14Susaeta
80
17Hamšík (C)
78
17Rico
24Insigne
60
18Gurpegi (C)
72
26Koulibaly19Muniain
41
33Albiol20Aritz Aduriz
77Gargano24Balenziaga
75

Substitutes

45Andújar (GK)13Iago Herrerín (GK)
14Mertens
60
5Morán
89
16Mesto6San José
75
25Michu
78
11Ibai Gómez
80
31Ghoulam15Iraola
88Inler22Guillermo Fernández
91Zapata29Lopez

Coaches

Rafael Benítez (ESP) Ernesto Valverde (ESP)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Napoli
Athletic

1

Goals scored

1

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

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Minute By Minute

  • 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.
  • Substitution
    89
    Morán (in) - A. Iturraspe (out) (Athletic)
  • Substitution
    80
    Ibai Gómez (in) - Susaeta (out) (Athletic)
  • 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 shown a yellow card.

See also

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