LONDON – Europa League quarter-final first leg, Arsenal-Napoli 2-0, goals: Ramsey at 13 'and Torreira at 25'.
Ramsey and Torreira spread Naples, now it will serve a company at San Paolo.
A bad Napoli went ko by 2-0 in London. Carlo Ancelotti's team had a very bad approach to the game and Arsenal took advantage of it. At 13 ′ Ramsey, the future Juventus player, released the game after a defensive blunder by Mario Rui. At 25 ', Torreira stole the ball from Fabian Ruiz and closed the games thanks to a detour of Koulibaly. Meret has prevented Naples from having more liabilities. Napoli did not play well but still had two sensational scoring opportunities. At the end of the first half, Insigne shot the stars from the penalty spot on Callejon's cross, in the second half Zielinski ate a goal in an empty net on Insigne's cross. A goal would have made the second leg less complicated, now it will need a miraculous comeback to San Paolo to fly to the Europa League semi-finals.
Arsenal-Napoli 2-0, the match report: goals from Ramsey and Torreira.
At 10 ', great chance to score for Napoli. Zielinski has crossed from the left and Lorenzo Insigne has been anticipated by a whisker. On the next corner kick, Koulibaly jumped off his head but did not find the door mirror defended by Cech. At 13 ', Arsenal took the lead with Ramsey, the future Juventus player. The Welsh midfielder has finalized the best action starting from a defensive blunder by Mario Rui.
At 25 ', Arsenal doubled with Torreira. The former Sampdoria midfielder stole the ball from Fabian Ruiz, avoided him with a dribble and beat Meret thanks to Koulibaly's deviation. Torreira dedicated the goal to a friend of his, known at the time of Sampdoria , who died recently. At 44 ', at the end of the first half, Callejon served a golden assist but Lorenzo Insigne shot to the stars a few steps from Cech. The first half ended on the result of Arsenal-Napoli 2-0.
At 51 ', Lorenzo Insigne had scored on Mario Rui's pass but the goal was canceled because the Italian striker was offside. At 61 ', Zielinski put Arsenal in difficulty with a cross shot that was deflected in the corner at the last moment by Monreal. At 71 ', Zielinski devoured an empty goal on an Insigne cross. He arrived late and failed to score. The match ended with Arsenal's 2-0 success against Napoli.
Arsenal-Napoli. The choices of Carlo Ancelotti.
Napoli is called to the most important match of the season. Carlo Ancelotti has decided to field his team with 4-4-2. The former Milan coach decided to focus on the young Alex Meret between the posts. In front of him a four-sided defense with Hysaj right-back, Mario Rui left-back and Koulibaly with Maksimovic in the center of the defense.
Even in midfield, Ancelotti has decided to line up the very titular ones without focusing on surprises. Callejon and Zielinski will play on the outside lanes, Allan will be the median to protect the defense and Fabian Ruiz will act on the trocar field.
Milik was "rejected" in attack, the Pole will start from the bench. Carlo Ancelotti has preferred to focus on a movement attack with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne in the role of false nine. For the striker from Campania it is a very important opportunity after the controversy of the last days for an alleged will of Lorenzinho to leave the team at the end of the season.
OFFICIAL FORMATIONS of Arsenal-Naples.
ARSENAL (3-4-1-2): Cech; Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Özil; Lacazette, Aubameyang. Herds Emery.
NAPLES (4-4-2): Meret; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Insigne, Mertens. Ancelotti All.
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