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PSV make light work of Napoli

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 23.43CET
PSV Eindhoven 3-0 SSC Napoli
The Dutch Eredivisie side made up for their matchday one defeat with a comprehensive victory against Napoli in Group F.
PSV make light work of Napoli
PSV celebrate one of their three goals ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PSVNapoli

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
1
Attempts off target12
 
5
Corners8
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
25
Yellow cards2
 
8
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipro26
SSC Napoli Napoli23
PSV Eindhoven PSV23
AIK Solna AIK20
Last updated: 21/10/2012 20:08 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 23.43CET

PSV make light work of Napoli

PSV Eindhoven 3-0 SSC Napoli
The Dutch Eredivisie side made up for their matchday one defeat with a comprehensive victory against Napoli in Group F.

Goals from Jeremain Lens, Dries Mertens and Marcelo earned PSV Eindhoven a 3-0 victory against SSC Napoli in UEFA Europa League Group F.

PSV took the lead after 19 minutes when Lens capitalised on a mistake by Napoli goalkeeper Antonio Rosati, with Mertens' volley making it two before the break. Marcelo confirmed Napoli's first defeat of the season with a header early in the second half as the Eredivisie club emphatically made amends for their matchday one loss to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri rested several key players, just as he had for their 4-0 thrashing of AIK Solna a fortnight ago, yet it was the visitors who fashioned the first chance through Lorenzo Insigne. However, PSV quickly took control of proceedings, with Luciano Narsingh and Kevin Strootman threatening, the latter making Rosati save with his feet.

Rosati, however, was culpable for the opener, misjudging a seemingly innocuous long ball from Timothy Derijck which allowed Lens in for an easy finish. PSV continued to dominate, with Narsingh in particular tormenting the Serie A outfit down the right.

Atiba Hutchinson had a shot rebuffed by Rosati following a pass from Narsingh, who then dribbled past Andrea Dossena and Marco Donadel before sending in a precise cross for Mertens to score with a slightly deflected volley.

PSV continued to attack after the interval despite the introduction of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. The hosts twice went close to netting again with headers from corners, Marcelo just missing the target and Derijck forcing Rosati into another stop with his legs, before increasing their advantage on 52 minutes when Marcelo nodded in a right-wing corner from Mertens.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

napoli

Napoli

21
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
22
RosatiAntonio Rosati (GK)
3
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Yellow Card55
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
4
MarceloMarcelo
Goal52
6
AronicaSalvatore Aronica
Yellow Card90+1
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
8
DossenaAndrea Dossena
Yellow Card48
Substitution72
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
9
Vargas                        Eduardo Vargas
8
StrootmanKevin Strootman
13
El KaddouriOmar El Kaddouri
Yellow Card2
Substitution46
11
LensJeremain Lens
Goal19
16
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
Yellow Card86
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
20
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
14
MertensDries Mertens
Goal41
21
FernándezFederico Fernández
Yellow Card57
17
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
24
InsigneLorenzo Insigne
Substitution62
18
DerijckTimothy Derijck
Yellow Card74
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro (C)
Yellow Card84

Substitutes

1
TytońPrzemysław Tytoń (GK)
1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
10
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
7
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Substitution46
Yellow Card88
19
LocadiaJürgen Locadia
14
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
20
Van OoijenPeter van Ooijen
18
ZúñigaCamilo Zúñiga
Substitution72
22
DepayMemphis Depay
19
PandevGoran Pandev
Substitution62
Yellow Card86
23
ManolevStanislav Manolev
85
BehramiValon Behrami
24
RitzmaierMarcel Ritzmaier
88
InlerGökhan Inler

Coach

Dick Advocaat (NED) Walter Mazzarri (ITA)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Onita (ROU)

Fourth official

Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

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