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%.
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.
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′).
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 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, John Lundstram , Connor Goldson , James Sands , James Tavernier , Scott Arfield , Steven Davis , Ryan Jack , Borna Barišić , Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos .
The home team had on the bench: Ben Davies, Scott Wright, Lewis Budinauckas, Robby McCrorie, Malik Tillman, Glen Kamara , Adam Devine, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Rabbi Matondo , Fashion Sakala, Leon King and Antonio Čolak .
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 started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Min-jae Kim , Mário Rui , André Zambo Anguissa , Stanislav Lobotka , Matteo Politano , Piotr Zieliński , Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Giovanni Simeone .
These were the players on the bench: Juan Jesus, Eljif Elmas, Salvatore Sirigu, Leo Østigård, Giacomo Raspadori, Alessandro Zanoli, Gianluca Gaetano, Alessio Zerbin , Mathías Olivera , Tanguy Ndombélé and Hubert Idasiak.
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 iswith 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.