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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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.
  • 90+1
    Gargano (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Rico (Athletic).
  • 89
    Koulibaly (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Aritz Aduriz (Athletic).
  • 89
    De Marcos (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Britos (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Rico (Athletic).
  • 88
    Lopez (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Jorginho (Napoli).
  • 88
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    Gargano (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Rico (Athletic).
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Gargano (Napoli) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    85
    San José (in) - Muniain (out) (Athletic)
  • 84
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    Koulibaly (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Muniain (Athletic).
  • 83
    Lopez (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Koulibaly (Napoli).
  • 81
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) misses the target.
    The unmarked Aritz Aduriz cannot add to his tally for the evening after he scoops his shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy, after latching onto a low centre across goal.
  • 80
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 80
    Lopez (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
    Unai Lopez unleashes a powerful drive from around 30 yards which dips and swerves in the air, but Rafael Cabral is not deceived by the flight of the ball and turns it behind for a corner.
  • 78
    Insigne (Napoli) takes the corner.
  • 77
    Gargano (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 77
    Lopez (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Gargano (Napoli).
  • Substitution
    77
    Zapata (in) - Mertens (out) (Napoli)
  • 77
    Callejón (Napoli) misses the target.
    José Callejón blasts a left-footed shot well wide after cutting in from the right wing.
  • 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.
  • 73
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Maggio (Napoli) fouls.
  • 73
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    72
    Lopez (in) - Susaeta (out) (Athletic)
  • 72
    Jorginho (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on A. Iturraspe (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    70
    Insigne (in) - Hamšík (out) (Napoli)
  • Goal
    69
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) scores!
    Aritz Aduriz bags his second of the evening after Napoli failed to deal with a long pass from defence. The 33-year-old forward burst through the two Napoli defenders attempting to shepherd the ball back to their goalkeeper, before nudging it past the advancing Rafael Cabral and side-footing into the empty net.
  • 68
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Gargano (Napoli) fouls.
  • 67
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Ibai Gómez (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Maggio (Napoli).
  • 66
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) makes a save.
    Gonzalo Higuaín unleashes a low drive straight at Gorka Iraizoz after cutting in from the left flank and engineering space to have the attempt on goal.
  • 66
    Higuaín (Napoli) has an effort on goal.
  • 65
    Koulibaly (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 64
    Rico (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Hamšík (Napoli).
  • Goal
    61
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) scores!
    Aritz Aduriz is afforded time and space in the penalty area after bringing down Markel Susaeta's corner into his path before unleashing a side-footed effort into the corner of the net, which took a slight deflection off a Napoli player, deceiving Rafael Cabral.
  • 61
    Susaeta (Athletic) takes the corner.
  • 59
    Susaeta (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Britos (Napoli) is penalised for a foul on Susaeta (Athletic).
  • Substitution
    58
    Ibai Gómez (in) - Beñat (out) (Athletic)
  • Substitution
    56
    Britos (in) - Ghoulam (out) (Napoli)
  • 53
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Ghoulam (Napoli) is flagged for offside.
  • 52
    Higuaín (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Gurpegi (Athletic) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 51
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 51
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) makes a save.
    Rafael Cabral is forced into action, palming Mikel Balenziaga's swerving long-range effort, which looked destined for the top corner, over the crossbar.
  • 51
    Balenziaga (Athletic) has an effort on goal.
  • 49
    Koulibaly (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 49
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • Goal
    47
    Hamšík (Napoli) scores!
    Marek Hamšík collects Mikel Balenziaga's headed clearance on the edge of the penalty area before drilling a low, left-footed shot which cannons in off the upright, juts out of reach of the desparing dive of Gorka Iraizoz.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Cüneyt Çakır's whistle signals Napoli to get the second period under way. The Partenopei are looking to unlock the home side with some crisp passing.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Cüneyt Çakır brings a tense first period to an end. The game has been short on attempts on target but not on quality and remains finely poised ahead of an intriguing second half.
  • 45
    Jorginho (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rico (Athletic).
  • 45
    Mertens (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    De Marcos (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mertens (Napoli).
  • 44
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    43
    Higuaín (Napoli) is shown a yellow card.
  • 43
    Gurpegi (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 43
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
    Ander Iturraspe's header down finds Aymeric Laporte, but the French defender is unable to find any room to fire at goal in a crowded penalty area and Napoli are able to clear.
  • 41
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Rico (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gargano (Napoli).
  • 41
    Gurpegi (Athletic) makes a save.
  • 41
    Susaeta (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 41
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 40
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • Yellow Card
    39
    Ghoulam (Napoli) is shown a yellow card.
  • 39
    Ghoulam (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aritz Aduriz (Athletic).
  • 37
    Koulibaly (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 37
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Albiol (Napoli).
  • 35
    Beñat (Athletic) misses the target.
    Beñat latches on to a high ball, after Kalidou Koulibaly missed the header, but can only blast the ball into the Estadio de San Mamés crowd.
  • 32
    Albiol (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Balenziaga (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Callejón (Napoli).
  • 31
    Callejón (Napoli) delivers the corner.
  • 31
    Beñat (Athletic) makes a save.
  • 31
    Mertens (Napoli) has a shot blocked.
    Dries Mertens' shot loops off the leg of an Athletic player and spins dangerously close to breaking the deadlock, but the ball eventually sails out for a corner.
  • 31
    Ghoulam (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    30
    Susaeta (Athletic) is shown a yellow card.
  • 30
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ghoulam (Napoli).
  • 29
    Laporte (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Hamšík (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Muniain (Athletic).
  • 27
    Laporte (Athletic) misses the target.
    Aymeric Laporte side-foots high into the home support with the goal at his mercy, after Rafael Cabral had come off his line to collect another Los Leones' centre from the right flank, missing the ball completely, which found the off-balance French defender unmarked at the far post.
  • 27
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 25
    Koulibaly (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ghoulam (Napoli).
  • 23
    Gurpegi (Athletic) misses the target.
    Carlos Gurpegi evades the attentions of Faouzi Ghoulam to find space in the Napoli penalty area and powers a header from Beñat's corner just wide of the upright.
  • 23
    Beñat (Athletic) delivers the corner.
  • 22
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Koulibaly (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aritz Aduriz (Athletic).
  • 20
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Higuaín (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 19
    Gurpegi (Athletic) misses the target.
    Carlos Gurpegi collects a loose Napoli clearance around 25 yards out but his dipping shot fails to trouble Rafael Cabral.
  • 19
    Beñat (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Maggio (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Muniain (Athletic).
  • 16
    Higuaín (Napoli) misses the target.
    Gonzalo Higuaín chests a throw-in down into his path before unleashing a fierce half-volley just wide of Gorka Iraizoz's left-hand post.
  • 14
    Callejón (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Gurpegi (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 11
    Rafael Cabral (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Aritz Aduriz (Athletic) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 10
    Koulibaly (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 10
    Susaeta (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jorginho (Napoli).
  • 10
    Gorka Iraizoz (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Higuaín (Napoli) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 8
    Callejón (Napoli) misses the target.
    José Callejón collects Marek Hamšík's low cross through a crowded penalty box on the edge of the area but the 27-year-old can only fire his attempt high into the home crowd.
  • 8
    Jorginho (Napoli) takes the free-kick.
  • 7
    Laporte (Athletic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Higuaín (Napoli).
  • 7
    Gargano (Napoli) makes a save.
  • 7
    Susaeta (Athletic) has a shot blocked.
  • 6
    A. Iturraspe (Athletic) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Higuaín (Napoli) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Iturraspe (Athletic).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Athletic kick off and show their intentions by immediately forging down the right wing. The game promises to be played at a frantic pace if this start is anything to go by.

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

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

Lineups

athletic

Athletic

napoli

Napoli

1Gorka Iraizoz (GK)1Rafael Cabral (GK)
4Laporte7Callejón
7Beñat
Substitution58
8Jorginho
8A. Iturraspe9Higuaín
Yellow Card43
10De Marcos11Maggio
14Susaeta
Yellow Card30
Substitution72
14Mertens
Substitution77
17Rico17Hamšík (C)
Goal47
Substitution70
18Gurpegi (C)26Koulibaly
19Muniain
Substitution85
31Ghoulam
Yellow Card39
Substitution56
20Aritz Aduriz
Goal61
Goal69
33Albiol
24Balenziaga77Gargano
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

13Iago Herrerín (GK)45Andújar (GK)
5Morán4Henrique
6San José
Substitution85
5Britos
Substitution56
11Ibai Gómez
Substitution58
Goal74
18Zúñiga
15Iraola24Insigne
Substitution70
22Guillermo Fernández88Inler
29Lopez
Substitution72
91Zapata
Substitution77

Coaches

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Rafael Benítez (ESP)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Standings

 
 
  
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