NAPOLI. Napoli beat Leicester City. After this win, Napoli qualifies for the knockout stage while Leicester City is out.
The match was played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) stadium in Napoli on Thursday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the help of Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar. The 4th official was José Luis Munuera Montero. The weather was rainy with thunderstorms. The temperature was cold at 7.7 degrees Celsius or 45.88 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.
- 47 Ball Possession 53
- 10 Total 15
- 5 On Target 6
- 5 Off Target 9
- 0 Shots blocked 2
- 69 Attack 125
- 28 Dangerous attack 54
- 83 Ball safe 61
- 13 Free Kicks 13
- 0 Penalties 0
- 3 Corners 5
- 12 Total 13
- 2 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Napoli was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Leicester City that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Leicester City was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Still, Napoli found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Napoli shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Leicester City shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.
Napoli received 2 yellow cards (A. Petagna and D. Demme). Regarding the opposition, Leicester City didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this match, Napoli will have 10 points like Spartak Moskva to remain in the 2nd place. On the other side, Leicester City will stay with 8 points to hold in the 3rd place.
Napoli – Formation
Napoli adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Luciano Spalletti decided to play with the following team: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Juan Jesus , Mário Rui , Diego Demme , Piotr Zieliński , Hirving Lozano , Adam Ounas , Eljif Elmas and Andrea Petagna .
The home team had on the bench: Konstantinos Manolas, Kévin Malcuit , Dries Mertens , Antonio Vergara, Valerio Boffelli, Davide Costanzo, Matteo Politano and David Ospina.
Napoli could not rely on the presence of K. Malcuit (injured).
Napoli made 3 changes: H. Lozano for K. Malcuit (45′), A. Ounas for D. Mertens (63′) and D. Demme for K. Manolas (78′).
Best player: Eljif Elmas
The player that probably impressed the most for Napoli was Eljif Elmas.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 21 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.
Leicester City – Formation
Also Leicester City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Brendan Rodgers played with: Kasper Schmeichel, Timothy Castagne , Jonny Evans , Çağlar Söyüncü , Ryan Bertrand , Youri Tielemans , Wilfred Ndidi , James Maddison , Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall , Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy .
They had on the bench: Patson Daka, Hamza Choudhury, Kasey McAteer, Ben Nelson, Jakub Stolarczyk, Boubakary Soumaré , Luke Thomas, Oliver Ewing, Danny Ward and Marc Albrighton.
Leicester City made 3 changes: H. Barnes for P. Daka (72′), Y. Tielemans for B. Soumare (77′) and K. Dewsbury-Hall for M. Albrighton (89′).
Best player: James Maddison
The player that probably impressed the most for Leicester City was James Maddison.
His rating iswith 35 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 9 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Europa League.
- West Ham United – Dinamo Zagreb – 0-1
- Genk – Rapid Vienna – 0-1
- Ferencváros – Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 1-0
- Celtic – Real Betis – 3-2
- Olympique Marseille – Lokomotiv Moskva – 1-0
- Lazio – Galatasaray – 0-0
- Sporting Braga – Crvena Zvezda – 1-1
- Ludogorets – Midtjylland – 0-0
- Fenerbahçe – Eintracht Frankfurt – 1-1
- Antwerp – Olympiakos Piraeus – 1-0
- Napoli – Leicester City – 3-2
- Legia Warszawa – Spartak Moskva – 0-1
- Sturm Graz – Monaco – 1-1
- Real Sociedad – PSV – 3-0
- Olympique Lyonnais – Rangers – 1-1
- Sparta Praha – Brøndby – 2-0