The qualification passes from Leicester
Napoli loses 2-1 in Moscow against Spartak and must postpone the appointment with the qualification for the round of 32 of the Europa League. The Azzurri will play the qualification at the ‘Maradona’ in 15 days when they host Leicester. In the classification of group C the Russians and the Neapolitans lead with 7 points, followed by the Legia Warsaw at 6 and the British at 5. Tomorrow the Poles will be guests of Leicester.
The game immediately starts uphill for the Neapolitans as after sixty seconds Lobotka catches Promes in the penalty area. For Turpin there are no doubts and assigns the maximum punishment for Spartak. From the spot Sobolev overtook Meret for the advantage of the Russian team. Napoli feel the blow and in the tenth Moses kicks from the right corner of the area calling for Meret’s two-time response.
The Neapolitan reaction arrives at the quarter of an hour when Mario Rui serves Elmas in the area who on two occasions calls Selikhov to a miracle from close range. The Azzurri nearly equalized in the 25th minute with Zielinski who, primed by Lozano, kicks on goal finding the great response of Selikhov with the open hand of recall. Wrong goal, goal conceded. The law of football is relentless and hits Napoli in the half hour when Moses jumps Mario Rui and serves for Sobolev the 2-0 ball that the attacker does not miss.
In the second half Napoli started with more decision and after five minutes Di Lorenzo took advantage of a tower from Petagna and scored the 2-1 goal but on the touch of the blue attacker he was in an irregular position and Turpin canceled. Spalletti’s team crushes Spartak in their trocar but on the road to Mertens, a beautiful first intention conclusion, there is still Selikhov author of a great save.
The goal arrives in the 19 ‘with Elmas, able to collect an assist from Petagna’s kiss at the far post and head behind Selikhov. Napoli pushes decisively and ten from the end Elmas finds a wall of red jerseys in front of him and in the final always the Macedonian, in a header dive, finds the sure answer from Selikhov. Curtain.