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UEFA Europa League: Granada CF - SSC Napoli Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Granada CFGranada CFEstadio Municipal Nuevo Los Cármenes - GranadaThursday 18 February 2021
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Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Granada CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

Granada CF have not played against a club from their opponents' country

SSC Napoli - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/12/2020GSSSC Napoli - Real Sociedad de Fútbol1-1NaplesZieliński 35; Willian José 90+2
29/10/2020GSReal Sociedad de Fútbol - SSC Napoli0-1
San SebastianPolitano 56
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/08/2020R16FC Barcelona - SSC Napoli3-1
agg: 4-2
BarcelonaLenglet 10, Messi 23, Luis Suárez 45+1 (P); Insigne 45+5 (P)
25/02/2020R16SSC Napoli - FC Barcelona1-1NaplesMertens 30; Griezmann 57
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/03/2017R16SSC Napoli - Real Madrid CF1-3
agg: 2-6
NaplesMertens 24; Ramos 52, Mertens 57 (og), Morata 90+1
15/02/2017R16Real Madrid CF - SSC Napoli3-1
MadridBenzema 18, Kroos 49, Casemiro 54; Insigne 8
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/02/2016R32SSC Napoli - Villarreal CF1-1
agg: 1-2
NaplesHamšík 17; Pina 59
18/02/2016R32Villarreal CF - SSC Napoli1-0
VillarrealDenis Suárez 82
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
27/08/2014POAthletic Club - SSC Napoli3-1
agg: 4-2
BilbaoAritz Aduriz 61, 69, Ibai Gómez 74; Hamšík 47
19/08/2014POSSC Napoli - Athletic Club1-1NaplesHiguaín 68; Muniain 41
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/12/2011GSVillarreal CF - SSC Napoli0-2
VillarrealInler 65, Hamšík 76
27/09/2011GSSSC Napoli - Villarreal CF2-0
NaplesHamšík 15, Cavani 17 (P)
UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/02/2011R32Villarreal CF - SSC Napoli2-1
agg: 2-1
VillarrealNilmar 42, Rossi 45+1; Hamšík 18
17/02/2011R32SSC Napoli - Villarreal CF0-0Naples
UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/1992R1SSC Napoli - Valencia CF1-0
agg: 6-1
NaplesFonseca 8
16/09/1992R1Valencia CF - SSC Napoli1-5
ValenciaRoberto 56; Fonseca 20, 60, 64, 87, 90
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
30/09/1987R1SSC Napoli - Real Madrid CF1-1
agg: 1-3
NaplesFrancini 9; Butragueño 43
16/09/1987R1Real Madrid CF - SSC Napoli2-0
MadridMíchel 19 (P), Tendillo 76
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Granada CF000000000000000000
SSC Napoli926193060000185672123

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Match background Only this chapter

European debutants Granada's reward for a successful UEFA Europa League group stage is a plum tie with Italian heavyweights Napoli in the round of 32.

• The Spanish club were runners-up to PSV Eindhoven in Group E with three wins, two draws and a solitary defeat – 0-1 at home to the Dutch side on Matchday 5 – that nevertheless coincided with their qualification. Napoli were taken to Matchday 6 before their place in the knockout phase was assured, a 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad enabling them to go through as winners of Group F.

Previous meetings
• Granada are facing Italian opposition in UEFA competition for the first time.

• Napoli's 2019/20 European campaign ended in Spain as Barcelona overcame them 3-1 at the Camp Nou in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 to complete a 4-2 aggregate victory. A 1-0 win in San Sebastián on Matchday 2 this season means the Partenopei's all-time record in Spain is now W3 L6, that victory over Real Sociedad ending a run of four straight defeats against Spanish hosts.

• The Italian side have lost six of their seven two-legged knockout ties against Spanish opposition including all of the last five, their sole success coming against Valencia in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup first round thanks to a 5-1 first-leg success in Spain that remains their joint biggest European away win.

Form guide
Granada
• Granada earned a historic first qualification for European competition by finishing seventh in the 2019/20 Spanish Liga, having been promoted just the season before.

• Diego Martínez's side began the club's maiden continental voyage in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, kicking off with a 4-0 win at Albanian side Teuta before sealing further progress with a 2-0 home win against Locomotive Tbilisi of Georgia and a 3-1 play-off success against Malmö in southern Sweden.

• The Andalusian side made an impressive start to Group E, winning 2-1 at PSV, and although they lost the return fixture (0-1), a double over Omonia (2-0 a, 2-1 h) and two goalless draws against PAOK enabled them to advance into the round of 32 in the Dutch club's slipstream.

• Granada's record in this debut European campaign is W6 D2 L1. They have conceded just four goals in those nine matches, never more than one in a game.

Napoli
• After four successive seasons in the UEFA Champions League, Napoli returned to the UEFA Europa League this term – as winners of the Coppa Italia, which they claimed under new coach Gennaro Gattuso after a penalty shoot-out victory against Juventus in the goalless final. Seventh in Serie A, they also reached the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after qualifying unbeaten as runners-up to Liverpool in their group.

• The 1988/89 UEFA Cup winners have competed in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase on seven previous occasions, four times after coming through their group. They have never failed to qualify from their section and progressed as group winners for the fourth time this season, recovering from an opening 0-1 home defeat by AZ Alkmaar to qualify on 11 points, two more than Real Sociedad and three more than AZ, with whom they drew 1-1 in the Matchday 5 return. Six of their points came at the expense of bottom-placed Rijeka (2-1 a, 2-0 h).

• Napoli have won only three of their seven previous UEFA Europa League round of 32 ties, against Swansea in 2013/14 (0-0 a, 3-1 h), Trabzonspor the following season (4-0 a, 1-0 h), when they progressed all the way to the semi-finals, and Zürich in 2018/19 (3-1 a, 2-0 h). They have fallen twice to Spanish side Villarreal at this juncture, in 2010/11 (0-0 h, 1-2 a) and 2015/16 (0-1 a, 1-1 h), and also to Viktoria Plzeň in 2012/13 (0-3 h, 0-2 a) and Leipzig in 2017/18 (1-3 h, 2-0 a).

• While Napoli are on an unbeaten away run of seven matches in the UEFA Europa League group stage (W5 D2), they have lost their last two games outside Italy in the competition's knockout phase, giving them an away record post-Christmas of W4 D2 L7.

Links and trivia
• Granada pair Maxime Gonalons (Roma 2017/18) and Darwin Machís (Udinese 2018/19) have both played for Italian clubs.

• Napoli's Greek international defender Kostas Manolas played alongside Gonalons at Roma.

• Domingos Duarte (Granada) and Mário Rui (Napoli) are fellow Portugal internationals, while Granada's Ramon Azeez and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen both play for Nigeria.

• Fabián Ruiz is an Andalusia-born Spanish international who played in his homeland for both Real Betis and Elche before joining Napoli in 2018. He helped his country to victory in the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship alongside Granada's Jesús Vallejo.

• Napoli's Slovakian midfielder Stanislav Lobotka played in Spain for Celta Vigo from July 2017 to January 2020.

• Napoli are one of six former UEFA Cup winners in this season's round of 32 – along with Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, PSV Eindhoven, Shakhtar Donetsk and Tottenham Hotspur.

• One of six UEFA Europa League group stage debutants in 2020/21, Granada are now one of five appearing in the knockout phase of the competition for the first time, the others being Antwerp, Hoffenheim, Leicester City and Wolfsberg.

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Team facts Only this chapter

Granada CF
Formed: 1931
Nickname: Nazaríes (Nasrids), El Graná

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
None

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: did not take part in UEFA competition
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17:
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11: did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
2-0: Granada v Locomotive Tbilisi
24/09/20, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round

• Biggest away win
0-4: Teuta v Granada
17/09/20, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round

• Heaviest home defeat
0-1: Granada v PSV Eindhoven
03/12/20, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
N/A

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
2-0: Granada v Locomotive Tbilisi (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-4: Teuta v Granada (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-1: Granada v PSV Eindhoven (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
N/A

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2646460.html#club+facts+granada

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SSC Napoli
Formed:
1926
Nickname: Partenopei (a reference to Parthenope, one of the Sirens of Greek mythology)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup (1): 1989

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 2 (1990)
Italian Cup: 6 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2018/19:
quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2017/18:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2016/17:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2015/16:
round of 32
2014/15:
semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2013/14: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2012/13:
round of 32
2011/12: UEFA Champions League round of 16
2010/11:
round of 32

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland
05/11/15, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli
16/09/92, UEFA Cup first round first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli
19/02/15, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň
14/02/13, UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli
06/12/89, UEFA Cup third round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0 three times, most recently v Midtjylland (see above)

• Biggest away win
1-5: Valencia v Napoli (see above)
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Napoli v Viktoria Plzeň (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Werder Bremen v Napoli (see above)

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1522488.html#club+facts+napoli

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Granada CF

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (17/09/2020)
    KF Teuta 0-4 Granada CF
    0-1 Soldado 5, 0-2 Kenedy 10, 0-3 Herrera 31, 0-4 Herrera 46
    Rui Silva, Gonalons, Germán, Soldado (46 Molina), Antonio Puertas, Neva, Díaz Victor, Montoro (58 Vico), Herrera, Domingos Duarte (46 Vallejo), Kenedy
  • Third qualifying round
    (24/09/2020)
    Granada CF 2-0 FC Locomotive Tbilisi
    1-0 Machis 48, 2-0 Molina 90+1
    Rui Silva, Gonalons, Milla, Germán, Soldado (67 Molina), Machis (79 Antonio Puertas), Neva, Díaz Victor, Montoro, Vallejo, Kenedy (62 Alberto Soro)
  • Play-off
    (01/10/2020)
    Malmö FF 1-3 Granada CF
    0-1 Machis 30, 1-1 Berget 45, 1-2 Antonio Puertas 58, 1-3 Herrera 85
    Rui Silva, Gonalons, Germán, Soldado (81 Molina), Antonio Puertas (75 Kenedy), Machis (89 Foulquier), Neva, Díaz Victor, Montoro, Herrera, Domingos Duarte
  • Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    PSV Eindhoven640212912
    Granada CF63216311
    PAOK FC6132876
    Omonoia FC61145124
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Granada CF
    1-0 Götze 45+1, 1-1 Molina 57, 1-2 Machis 66
    Rui Silva, Foulquier, Gonalons (35 Montoro), Milla (81 Brice), Germán, Antonio Puertas, Machis (81 Alberto Soro), Neva, Vallejo, Herrera, Molina (69 Suárez)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Granada CF 0-0 PAOK FC
    Rui Silva, Gonalons (90 Brice), Milla, Germán, Suárez (73 Montoro), Antonio Puertas, Machis (90 Domingos Duarte), Neva, Vallejo, Herrera (59 Molina), Kenedy (73 Alberto Soro)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Omonoia FC 0-2 Granada CF
    0-1 Herrera 4, 0-2 Suárez 63
    Rui Silva, Gonalons, Germán, Suárez (76 Molina), Machis, Neva, Montoro (46 Milla), Herrera (90 Brice), Domingos Duarte, Kenedy (76 Alberto Soro), Sánchez (90 Nehuén Pérez)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    Granada CF 2-1 Omonoia FC
    1-0 Suárez 8, 1-1 Asante 60, 2-1 Alberto Soro 73
    Rui Silva, Nehuén Pérez (66 Foulquier), Gonalons (66 Machis), Milla, Suárez (78 Molina), Soldado (79 Brice), Neva, Vallejo, Herrera, Domingos Duarte, Alberto Soro (79 Antonio Puertas)
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Granada CF 0-1 PSV Eindhoven
    0-1 Malen 38
    Rui Silva, Gonalons, Milla (76 Molina), Germán (56 Foulquier), Soldado (82 Antonio Puertas), Machis, Neva, Vallejo, Herrera, Domingos Duarte, Alberto Soro (56 Suárez)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    PAOK FC 0-0 Granada CF
    Banacloche, Foulquier, Nehuén Pérez, Milla (75 Gonalons), Germán, Brice (85 Soldado), Antonio Puertas, Molina, Kenedy (67 Suárez), Alberto Soro (75 Machis), Sánchez (67 Neva)
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    Granada CF-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    SSC Napoli-Granada CF

SSC Napoli

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    SSC Napoli63217411
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol6231549
    AZ Alkmaar6222758
    HNK Rijeka61146124
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    SSC Napoli 0-1 AZ Alkmaar
    0-1 D. De Wit 57
    Meret, Fabián Ruiz, Osimhen (66 Petagna), Lozano (59 Insigne), Mertens, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (83 Bakayoko), Di Lorenzo, Hysaj (59 Mário Rui), Koulibaly, Lobotka (66 Demme)
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Real Sociedad de Fútbol 0-1 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Politano 56
    Ospina, Demme (88 Fabián Ruiz), Bakayoko, Mário Rui, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (61 Di Lorenzo), Hysaj, Insigne (22 Lozano), Koulibaly, Petagna (61 Osimhen), Lobotka (61 Mertens)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    HNK Rijeka 1-2 SSC Napoli
    1-0 Murić 13, 1-1 Demme 43, 1-2 Braut 62 (og)
    Meret, Demme, Mário Rui (80 Zieliński), Elmas (59 Fabián Ruiz), Mertens, Nik. Maksimović, Politano (69 Lozano), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Petagna (80 Ghoulam), Lobotka (59 Insigne)
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 HNK Rijeka
    1-0 Anastasio 41 (og) , 2-0 Lozano 75
    Meret, Demme (69 Lobotka), Bakayoko, Elmas (69 Mertens), Nik. Maksimović, Zieliński (64 Insigne), Politano (64 Lozano), Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Petagna (81 Fabián Ruiz)
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    AZ Alkmaar 1-1 SSC Napoli
    0-1 Mertens 6, 1-1 Martins Indi 54
    Ospina, Bakayoko, Fabián Ruiz (57 Elmas), Mertens (66 Demme), Nik. Maksimović, Zieliński (61 Petagna), Politano (61 Lozano), Di Lorenzo, Insigne, Koulibaly, Ghoulam (66 Mário Rui)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    SSC Napoli 1-1 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
    1-0 Zieliński 35, 1-1 Willian José 90+2
    Ospina, Bakayoko (69 Demme), Mário Rui (82 Ghoulam), Fabián Ruiz, Lozano (70 Politano), Mertens (69 Petagna), Nik. Maksimović, Zieliński (74 Elmas), Di Lorenzo, Insigne, Koulibaly
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    Granada CF-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    SSC Napoli-Granada CF

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.