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Matavž hat-trick propels PSV to Napoli success

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 20.55CET
SSC Napoli 1-3 PSV Eindhoven
A 30-minute hat-trick from Slovenian international Tim Matavž inflicted a first European home loss in 18 years on the Serie A side.
Matavž hat-trick propels PSV to Napoli success
Tim Matavž (No9) takes the plaudits ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

NapoliPSV

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target5
 
6
Attempts off target13
 
4
Corners9
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipro615
SSC Napoli Napoli69
PSV Eindhoven PSV67
AIK AIK64
Last updated: 20/06/2013 13:55 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 20.55CET

Matavž hat-trick propels PSV to Napoli success

SSC Napoli 1-3 PSV Eindhoven
A 30-minute hat-trick from Slovenian international Tim Matavž inflicted a first European home loss in 18 years on the Serie A side.

Tim Matavž scored a hat-trick as PSV Eindhoven came from behind to inflict a first European home defeat on SSC Napoli since December 1994.

Assured of second spot in UEFA Europa League Group F, the Partenopei were on course to avenge their matchday two loss to PSV when Edinson Cavani rolled in his competition-leading seventh goal of the campaign. Matavž, however, ensured that the Dutch side bowed out on a positive note, putting the visitors ahead before the break with two close-range efforts and sealing Napoli's first continental loss at the Stadio San Paolo in 15 games on the hour.

With nothing but pride on the line for both teams, it was no surprise that the contest was an open affair. The Azzurri threatened through both Bruno Uvini, with a header, and Eduardo Vargas, before Cavani's 18th-minute strike.

PSV contributed to their undoping, with Mathias Jørgensen playing a pass into Peter van Ooijen, who was facing his own goal. Under pressure from Marco Donadel, Van Ooijen could only watch in dismay as the ball reached Cavani, whose finish was unerring.

By half-time, though, Napoli were behind to a pair of poacher's finishes from Matavž, who on both occasions followed up to punish Antonio Rosati for handling errors. His first came in the wake of Van Ooijen's curling shot and the second after Jeremain Lens had chanced his arm.

With their proud home record under threat, Walter Mazzarri's team surged forward, Andrea Dossena testing Boy Waterman and then firing the rebound wide. After the restart, Rosati partially redeemed himself by tipping away a Georginio Wijnaldum effort.

Back came the Serie A side and seconds after Waterman had thwarted Christian Maggio, PSV countered with devastating effect. Matavž led the charge, squaring for Memphis Depay, who turned back inside and teed up the Slovenian international for a simple finish.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.08CET

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Lineups

napoli

Napoli

psv

PSV

22
RosatiAntonio Rosati (GK)
21
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK) (C)
3
UviniBruno Uvini
2
M. JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
3
BoumaWilfred Bouma
7
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Goal18
Substitution66
4
MarceloMarcelo
8
DossenaAndrea Dossena
9
MatavžTim Matavž
Goal30
Goal41
Goal60
9
Vargas                        Eduardo Vargas
10
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Yellow Card74
11
MaggioChristian Maggio (C)
Substitution69
11
LensJeremain Lens
13
El KaddouriOmar El Kaddouri
16
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
14
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
Yellow Card71
20
Van OoijenPeter van Ooijen
Yellow Card12
Substitution87
21
FernándezFederico Fernández
22
DepayMemphis Depay
Yellow Card71
88
InlerGökhan Inler
Substitution57
23
ManolevStanislav Manolev

Substitutes

1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
1
TytońPrzemysław Tytoń (GK)
16
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
Substitution69
8
StrootmanKevin Strootman
19
PandevGoran Pandev
Substitution57
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
42
InsigneRoberto Insigne
Substitution66
17
NarsinghLuciano Narsingh
55
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
18
DerijckTimothy Derijck
85
BehramiValon Behrami
19
LocadiaJürgen Locadia
94
FornitoGiuseppe Fornito
37
BrenetJoshua Brenet
Substitution87

Coach

Walter Mazzarri (ITA) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

Jake Collin (ENG), Simon Bennett (ENG)

Fourth official

Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Oliver (ENG), Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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