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Plzeň rip the rug from under Napoli

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 20.55CET
SSC Napoli 0-3 FC Viktoria Plzeň
The men in black kept their cool in Naples, goals from Vladimír Darida, František Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl adding up to a shock Czech success.

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Match statistics

NapoliPlzeň

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target12
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 20.55CET

Plzeň rip the rug from under Napoli

SSC Napoli 0-3 FC Viktoria Plzeň
The men in black kept their cool in Naples, goals from Vladimír Darida, František Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl adding up to a shock Czech success.

FC Viktoria Plzeň have one foot in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after goals from Vladimír Darida, František Rajtoral and Stanislav Tecl took the sting out of SSC Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.

Up against the tournament's seven-goal top scorer Edinson Cavani, Pavel Vrba's side showed admirable composure. Darida scored the only goal of the first half, and when Napoli turned up the heat after the interval, the Czech First League leaders refused to buckle – with Rajtoral and substitute Tecl beating Morgan De Sanctis in the closing minutes.

Plzeň might have expected a tougher examination in the first half, but while Matúš Kozáčik had to push Goran Pandev's effort onto the bar and later fend aside Juan Zúñiga's shot, the men in black kept their cool. They were rewarded on 28 minutes when Darida angled the loose ball into the net after Christian Maggio dispossessed the menacing Jan Kovařik.

Home coach Walter Mazzarri brought on Marek Hamšík at the break and immediately Napoli found the space that had hitherto eluded them. Kozáčik had to deny the Slovakian substitute with his feet after Hamšík was allowed to march into the box; he was called on again to divert Blerim Dzemaili's snap shot around his right-hand post. However, if Plzeň creaked, they did not crumble.

Rajtoral was mightily disappointed to see a goal ruled out for offside, while Hamšík had only himself to blame as he blasted wide at the other end with only Kozáčik to beat. That proved a costly miss when Jan Kovařík's looped cross from the left landed at the feet of Rajtoral, with the 26-year-old lifting the ball over De Sanctis to make it 2-0. Tecl then slipped in a third at the death to complete the heaviest European home defeat in Napoli's history.

Last updated: 01/05/13 9.19CET

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Lineups

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Napoli

plzeň

Plzeň

1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Substitution72
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
5
BritosMiguel Britos
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
7
CavaniEdinson Cavani
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
11
MaggioChristian Maggio (C)
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
Goal28
13
El KaddouriOmar El Kaddouri
Substitution59
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
18
ZúñigaCamilo Zúñiga
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
19
PandevGoran Pandev
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution59
20
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Substitution90
25
RolandoRolando
Yellow Card39
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
Goal79
Substitution85
55
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
Substitution46
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský

Substitutes

22
RosatiAntonio Rosati (GK)
33
PavlíkRoman Pavlík (GK)
14
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+4
16
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
7
ZemanMartin Zeman
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution46
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Substitution59
Goal90
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
11
FilloMartin Fillo
Substitution85
33
CalaioEmanuele Calaio
Substitution59
20
AdamovRoman Adamov
88
InlerGökhan Inler
Substitution72
Yellow Card80
29
ŠtípekDavid Štípek

Coach

Walter Mazzarri (ITA) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Berry Simons (NED), Patrick Langkamp (NED)

Fourth official

Davie Goossens (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Danny Makkelie (NED), Ed Janssen (NED)

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