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Napoli prove too strong for Vllaznia

Published: Thursday 14 August 2008, 21.20CET
KS Vllaznia 0-3 SSC Napoli
The 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners are well placed to progress to the first round after scoring three unanswered goals.
by Roberta Radaelli
Napoli prove too strong for Vllaznia
Napoli's Marek Hamšík was in action against Vllaznia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

VllazniaNapoli

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 August 2008, 21.20CET

Napoli prove too strong for Vllaznia

KS Vllaznia 0-3 SSC Napoli
The 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners are well placed to progress to the first round after scoring three unanswered goals.

SSC Napoli are well placed to advance from the UEFA Cup second qualifying round after scoring three unanswered first-leg goals at KS Vllaznia. Two strikes from Inácio Piá and a late addition from Germán Denis gave the Italian side a commanding advantage ahead of their home decider on 28 August.

Piá strike
It was the Albanian champions, though, who started well at the Loro Boriçi Stadium, and Xheyahir Sukaj had two sights of goal within the first few minutes, but both his long-range effort and header were off target. The away side countered with Denis arriving just too late to turn in Marek Hamšík's pass. However, Napoli broke the deadlock after 28 minutes when right midfielder Christian Maggio made a surging run and crossed cleverly for Piá whose volley surprised home goalkeeper Bishani Olsi.

Second-half efforts
The same combination linked up again five minutes before half-time but this time the striker's shot went wide. The 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners did double their lead a minute after the break, though, when Pià beat Admir Teli to the ball and finished past Olsi. The hosts fought back, Sukaj forcing Napoli keeper Gennaro Iezzo into an excellent save but the killer blow for Vllaznia came with fifteen minutes remaining, when Denis latched on to Roberto De Zerbi's pass to finish the scoring.

Last updated: 14/08/08 23.10CET

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Lineups

vllaznia

Vllaznia

napoli

Napoli

31
OlsiBishani Olsi (GK)
1
IezzoGennaro Iezzo (GK)
2
SmajlajDritan Smajlaj
Substitution65
3
VitaleLuigi Vitale
Yellow Card75
Substitution76
4
TeliAdmir Teli (C)
5
PazienzaMichele Pazienza
5
OsjaSafet Osja
Substitution82
8
BlasiManuele Blasi
6
M. BašićMarko Bašić
9
DenisGermán Denis
Goal75
8
BelishaAmarildo Belisha
Substitution46
11
MaggioChristian Maggio
10
KaçiAlbert Kaçi
12
PiáInácio Piá
Goal28
Goal47
Substitution69
11
SukajXheyahir Sukaj
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution80
18
BeqiriElvin Beqiri
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro (C)
20
NallbaniIlir Nallbani
83
RinaudoLeandro Rinaudo
Yellow Card52
21
G. LikaGilman Lika
96
ContiniMatteo Contini

Substitutes

1
GrimajArmir Grimaj (GK)
22
GianelloMatteo Gianello (GK)
3
LiciSuad Lici
Substitution46
Yellow Card68
2
GravaGianluca Grava
Substitution76
9
SinaniVioresin Sinani
4
MontervinoFrancesco Montervino
Substitution80
13
HotiErjon Hoti
Substitution82
13
SantacroceFabiano Santacroce
22
DociEdmond Doci
14
De ZerbiRoberto De Zerbi
Substitution69
32
ShtubinaNdriçim Shtubina
32
AmodioNicolas Amodio
35
BoaduJames Boadu
Substitution65
34
BrunoFrancesco Bruno

Coach

Agim Canaj (ALB) Edoardo Reja (ITA)

Referee

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vladislav Khodeev (RUS), Andrey Malorodov (RUS)

Fourth official

Almir Kayumov (RUS)

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