Napoli defeats Rangers 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

GLASGOW. Napoli was after all too strong for Rangers.

Napoli defeats Rangers 3-0. HIGHLIGHTS, Interview

GLASGOW. Napoli was in the end too strong for Rangers with the goal of M. Politano (68′ pen), G. Raspadori (85′) and T. Ndombele (90′). Napoli made the most of its better ball possession (57%).

P. Zielinski squandered a penalty (59′) for Napoli.​

The match was played at the Ibrox Stadium stadium in Glasgow on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the support of Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar. The 4th official was José Luis Munuera Montero. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.6 degrees Celsius or 52.79 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 43 Ball Possession 57
Shots
  • 10 Total 27
  • 3 On Target 11
  • 7 Off Target 16
  • 1 Shots blocked 0
  • 113 Attack 100
  • 43 Dangerous attack 62
  • 57 Ball safe​ 64
  • 0 Penalties 2
  • 5 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 13 Total 12
  • 6 Yellow Cards 1
  • 1 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Napoli was in firm control of the ball 57% while Rangers was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Napoli had a more offensive attitude with 62 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 11 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Napoli won the match.​

Rangers shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Napoli shot 27 times, 11 on target, 16 off target.

Cards

Rangers received 5 yellow cards (A. Morelos, J. Lundstram, J. Sands, B. Barisic and J. Tavernier). On the opposite side, Napoli received 1 yellow card (M. Politano).

J. Sands (Rangers) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (55′).

Match Timeline

A. Morelos- Yellow
21'
J. Lundstram- Yellow
35'
42'
M. Politano- Yellow
J. Sands- Yellow
53'
J. Sands(yellowred)
55'
59'
P. Zielinski- missed penalty
L. King- sub ->R. Jack
63'
B. Barisic- Yellow
67'
68'
M. Politano(penalty)
A. Colak- sub ->A. Morelos
72'
R. Matondo- sub ->S. Arfield
72'
J. Tavernier- Yellow
74'
77'
G. Raspadori- sub ->G. Simeone
77'
M. Olivera- sub ->M. Rui
77'
A. Zerbin- sub ->M. Politano
G. Kamara- sub ->J. Tavernier
82'
M. Tillman- sub ->S. Davis
82'
82'
T. Ndombele- sub ->P. Zielinski
85'
G. Raspadori(goal)M. Olivera
90'
E. Elmas- sub ->K. Kvaratskhelia
90'
T. Ndombele(goal)A. Z. Anguissa

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
6
2
3
2

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
2

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
4
2
2
2
1
2

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
1
2

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
0
2

Next matches

In the next match in the Champions League, Rangers will host Ajax on the 1st of November with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Ajax (0 draws).

Napoli will play away agasint Liverpool on the 1st of November with a 4-3 head to head stats in favor of Napoli (2 draws).

Rangers – Formation

Rangers
G
A. McGregor 1.Scotland
7.8
D
C. Goldson 6.England
6.4
D
J. Lundstram 4.England
6.1
35'
D
J. Sands 19.USA
5.4
55'
M
J. Tavernier 2.England
7.2
82' 74'
M
B. Barišić 31.Croatia
6.6
67'
M
S. Davis 10.Northern Ireland
6.9
82'
M
S. Arfield 37.Canada
6.4
72'
M
R. Jack 8.Scotland
7.0
63'
F
A. Morelos Aviléz 20.Colombia
6.6
72' 21'
F
R. Kent 14.England
6.8
Substitutes
G
L. Budinauckas 48.Scotland
G
R. McCrorie 28.Scotland
D
B. Davies 26.England
D
A. Devine 44.Scotland
D
R. Yılmaz 3.Turkey
D
L. King 38.Scotland
6.1
63'
M
S. Wright 23.Scotland
M
G. Kamara 18.Finland
3.7
82'
F
M. Tillman 71.Germany
6.6
82'
F
R. Matondo 17.Wales
6.4
72'
F
J. Sakala 30.Zambia
F
A. Čolak 9.Croatia
6.8
72'

Rangers started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst decided to play with the following team: Allan McGregor (7.8), John Lundstram (6.1), Connor Goldson (6.4), James Sands (5.4), James Tavernier (7.2), Scott Arfield (6.4), Steven Davis (6.9), Ryan Jack (7.0), Borna Barišić (6.6), Ryan Kent (6.8) and Alfredo Morelos (6.6).

The home team had on the bench: Ben Davies, Scott Wright, Lewis Budinauckas, Robby McCrorie, Malik Tillman (6.6), Glen Kamara (3.7), Adam Devine, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Rabbi Matondo (6.4), Fashion Sakala, Leon King (6.1) and Antonio Čolak (6.8).

Substitutions

Rangers made 5 changes: R. Jack for L. King (63′), A. Morelos for A. Colak (72′), S. Arfield for R. Matondo (72′), J. Tavernier for G. Kamara (82′) and S. Davis for M. Tillman (82′).

Best player: Allan McGregor​

As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Rangers was the goalkeeper: Allan McGregor. His rating is 7.80. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 7 saves.

Napoli – Formation

Napoli
G
A. Meret 1.Italy
7.7
D
Mário Rui 6.Portugal
7.8
77'
D
G. Di Lorenzo 22.Italy
7.2
D
A. Rrahmani 13.Kosovo
6.8
D
M. Kim 3.Korea Republic
7.1
M
P. Zieliński 20.Poland
8.0
82'
M
S. Lobotka 68.Slovakia
7.2
M
A. Zambo Anguissa 99.Cameroon
7.4
M
M. Politano 21.Italy
7.7
77' 42' Goals68'
M
K. Kvaratskhelia 77.Georgia
7.1
90'
F
G. Simeone 18.Argentina
6.8
77'
Substitutes
G
S. Sirigu 30.Italy
G
H. Idasiak 16.Poland
D
Juan Jesus 5.Brazil
D
L. Östigard 55.Norway
D
A. Zanoli 59.Italy
D
M. Olivera 17.Uruguay
6.8
77'
M
E. Elmas 7.North Macedonia
90'
M
G. Gaetano 70.Italy
M
T. Ndombélé 91.France
7.9
82' Goals90'
F
G. Raspadori 81.Italy
7.4
77' Goals85'
F
A. Zerbin 23.Italy
6.6
77'

Napoli started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (7.7), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7.2), Amir Rrahmani (6.8), Min-jae Kim (7.1), Mário Rui (7.8), André Zambo Anguissa (7.4), Stanislav Lobotka (7.2), Matteo Politano (7.7), Piotr Zieliński (8.0), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (7.1) and Giovanni Simeone (6.8).

These were the players on the bench: Juan Jesus, Eljif Elmas, Salvatore Sirigu, Leo Østigård, Giacomo Raspadori (7.4), Alessandro Zanoli, Gianluca Gaetano, Alessio Zerbin (6.6), Mathías Olivera (6.8), Tanguy Ndombélé (7.9) and Hubert Idasiak.

Substitutions

Napoli made 5 changes: G. Simeone for G. Raspadori (77′), M. Rui for M. Olivera (77′), M. Politano for A. Zerbin (77′), P. Zielinski for T. Ndombele (82′) and K. Kvaratskhelia for E. Elmas (90′).

Best player: Piotr Zieliński​

The most impressive player for Napoli was Piotr Zieliński even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 46 passes (84% accurate) and 8 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 5 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League.​