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Dnipro succumb to Napoli and four-goal Cavani

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.07CET
SSC Napoli 4-2 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Trailing 2-1 with 13 minutes left, Napoli came back to take all three Group F points thanks to four goals from the imperious Edinson Cavani.
Dnipro succumb to Napoli and four-goal Cavani
Edinson Cavani struck four goals against Dnipro ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

NapoliDnipro

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
7
Corners6
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
22
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipro49
SSC Napoli Napoli46
AIK AIK44
PSV Eindhoven PSV44
Last updated: 14/11/2012 18:12 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.07CET

Dnipro succumb to Napoli and four-goal Cavani

SSC Napoli 4-2 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Trailing 2-1 with 13 minutes left, Napoli came back to take all three Group F points thanks to four goals from the imperious Edinson Cavani.

Edinson Cavani scored four in a devastating display of finishing as SSC Napoli recovered from 2-1 down to defeat FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and dash the Ukrainian side's hopes of securing early qualification in Group F.

With the hosts staring down the barrel at their first continental home loss in 16 games, Napoli were thrown a lifeline when the Uruguay striker delightfully curled in a free-kick after 77 minutes. The 25-year-old added two more in the closing stages, lifting Napoli up to second in the section and to within three points of tonight's opponents.

Dnipro had not conceded in three games since defeating the Azzurri on matchday three, so it was perhaps a surprise when they fell behind early on. The identity of Napoli's scorer, however, was not. Cavani, so often the Serie A club's talisman, took receipt of Blerim Dzemaili's sumptuous pass with the outside of his right foot and finished unerringly across Jan Laštůvka.

With Gökhan Inler pulling the strings in midfield, Walter Mazzarri's team twice came close to increasing their lead through Andrea Dossena. Indeed, Dnipro were struggling to get a foothold, but they levelled against the run of play courtesy of Artem Fedetskiy. A scorer against the Partenopei two weeks ago, the 27-year-old turned the ball in from close range after Michael Odibe had glanced on Olexandr Aliyev's corner.

Sixty seconds after Napoli's Federico Fernández headed wide, Dnipro then took a 52nd-minute lead. Eduardo Vargas was dispossessed inside his half, and that allowed Yevhen Konoplyanka to find Roman Zozulya, who fired beyond Antonio Rosati.

Odibe poked wide following Ruslan Rotan's corner before Fedetskiy threw himself in the way of Lorenzo Insigne's goal-bound effort. Cavani, as he so often does, proved Napoli's saviour, delightfully bending in a free-kick and completing his hat-trick by turning in Marek Hamšík's low ball following an exquisite Insigne back-heel.

An added-time volley for his fourth – a record-equalling feat for a UEFA Europa League fixture – capped a memorable night.

Last updated: 10/11/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

napoli

Napoli

dnipro

Dnipro

22
RosatiAntonio Rosati (GK)
16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Substitution55
3
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
5
BritosMiguel Britos
5
MandziukVitaly Mandziuk
Yellow Card78
6
AronicaSalvatore Aronica (C)
Substitution72
6
KankavaJaba Kankava
7
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Goal7
Goal77
Goal88
Goal90+3
10
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Yellow Card21
Substitution81
8
DossenaAndrea Dossena
18
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
Goal52
9
Vargas                        Eduardo Vargas
Substitution56
19
DenisovVitali Denisov
16
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
23
OdibeMichael Odibe
20
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
29
RotanRuslan Rotan (C)
Yellow Card76
21
FernándezFederico Fernández
Yellow Card81
44
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
Goal34
Substitution86
88
InlerGökhan Inler
Yellow Card52
88
AliyevOlexandr Aliyev
Yellow Card25
Substitution56

Substitutes

1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
77
ShelikhovDenys Shelikhov (GK)
11
MaggioChristian Maggio
4
KravchenkoSerhiy Kravchenko
14
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
8
GiulianoGiuliano
Substitution56
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution55
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
19
PandevGoran Pandev
Substitution72
14
CheberyachkoYevhen Cheberyachko
Substitution81
24
InsigneLorenzo Insigne
Substitution56
21
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
85
BehramiValon Behrami
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution86

Coach

Walter Mazzarri (ITA) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eli Hacmon (ISR), Ziv Adler (ISR)

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