Estadio de San Mamés - Bilbao 27/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Athletic - Napoli
3-1
Aggregate: 4-2
 

Athletic - Napoli 3-1 - 27/08/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Athletic second-half comeback ousts Napoli

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 22.00CET
Athletic second-half comeback ousts Napoli
Athletic Club players celebrate at the final whistle ©AFP/Getty Images

Three quick-fire second-half goals help Athletic Club come from behind to beat SSC Napoli
• Italian side go ahead through skipper Marek Hamšík in 47th minute
• Aritz Aduriz double turns tie around, putting Basque club ahead on aggregate
• Ibai Gómez's 74th-minute effort seals first group stage spot since 1998/99
• Athletic will learn fate in tomorrow's draw; Napoli go into UEFA Europa League

Three goals in 14 second-half minutes were enough as Athletic booked their place in Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw after beating Napoli 4-2 on aggregate.

 

Lineups

athletic

Athletic

napoli

Napoli

1Gorka Iraizoz (GK)1Rafael Cabral (GK)
4Laporte7Callejón
7Beñat
58
8Jorginho
8A. Iturraspe9Higuaín
43
10De Marcos11Maggio
14Susaeta
30
72
14Mertens
77
17Rico17Hamšík (C)
47
70
18Gurpegi (C)26Koulibaly
19Muniain
85
31Ghoulam
39
56
20Aritz Aduriz
61
69
33Albiol
24Balenziaga77Gargano
87

Substitutes

13Iago Herrerín (GK)45Andújar (GK)
5Morán4Henrique
6San José
85
5Britos
56
11Ibai Gómez
58
74
18Zúñiga
15Iraola24Insigne
70
22Guillermo Fernández88Inler
29Lopez
72
91Zapata
77

Coaches

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Rafael Benítez (ESP)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Athletic
Napoli

3

Goals scored

1

13

Total attempts

6

5

on target

2

5

off target

3

3

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

2

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

15

13

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Athletic have fought back from a goal down on the night to secure their first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance for 16 years, winning 4-2 on aggregate. The Estadio de San Mamés is a sea of red and white scarves waved by the home support, as their jubilant heroes dance a celebratory jig in the centre circle.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Gargano (Napoli) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    85
    San José (in) - Muniain (out) (Athletic)
  • Substitution
    77
    Zapata (in) - Mertens (out) (Napoli)
  • Goal
    74
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) scores!
    Ibai Gómez adds a third after further confusion in the Napoli defence. Unai Lopez's through ball is left alone by the offside Aritz Aduriz but falls into the path of the onrushing 24-year-old substitute, who drills a low shot into the net.

See also

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