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  • Date:15 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:San Paolo
Goal!

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96:11 +6.11

The referee shows Novak Martinovic a yellow card.

95:34 +5.34

Paolo Cannavaro shown a red card.

94:21 +4.21

Camilo Zuniga booked for unsporting behaviour.

93:27 +3.27

Cosmin Matei on for Janos Szekely.

91:52 +1.52

Corner taken by Marek Hamsik played to the near post, Edinson Cavani finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Napoli 1-0 Steaua Bucuresti.The assist for the goal came from Marek Hamsik.

91:44 +1.44

Marek Hamsik sends in a cross, clearance made by Eric Bicfalvi.

91:11 +1.11

Unfair challenge on Paolo Cannavaro by Eric Bicfalvi results in a free kick. Salvatore Aronica takes the free kick.

90:35 +0.35

Corner taken short by Marek Hamsik.

90:18 +0.18

Centre by Andrea Dossena, clearance by Eric Bicfalvi.

88:03

Mihai Radut is brought on as a substitute for Stanislav Angelov.

87:04

The ball is swung over by Marek Hamsik, Nicolao Dumitru takes a shot. Cristian Tatarusanu gets a block in.

83:09

Corner taken right-footed by Janos Szekely to the near post, clearance made by Edinson Cavani.

82:30

Marek Hamsik has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

82:05

Corner from right by-line taken by Marek Hamsik.

80:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Romeo Surdu on Camilo Zuniga. Romeo Surdu is booked. Jose Sosa has an effort direct from the free kick, Stanislav Angelov manages to make a clearance.

79:13

Unfair challenge on Salvatore Aronica by Bogdan Stancu results in a free kick. Salvatore Aronica takes the indirect free kick.

78:42

Andrea Dossena replaces Luigi Vitale.

78:20

Ricardo Gomes is shown a yellow card.

77:09

The referee books Paolo Cannavaro for dissent.

74:48

Ricardo Gomes concedes a free kick for a foul on Paolo Cannavaro. Paolo Cannavaro takes the free kick.

74:07

Cristian Maggio fouled by Janos Szekely, the ref awards a free kick. Paolo Cannavaro takes the free kick.

74:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Maggio by Janos Szekely. Free kick taken by Paolo Cannavaro.

73:57

Cristian Maggio receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

72:53

Cristian Maggio challenges Romeo Surdu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Iasmin Latovlevici.

72:20

Janos Szekely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paolo Cannavaro. Paolo Cannavaro takes the free kick.

71:39

Nicolao Dumitru concedes a free kick for a foul on Alves Geraldo. Bonfim Eder restarts play with the free kick.

70:52

Bonfim Eder crosses the ball.

68:56

Hassan Yebda goes off and Nicolao Dumitru comes on.

67:40

Marek Hamsik sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Cristian Maggio misses to the right of the goal.

66:57

Ricardo Gomes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Camilo Zuniga. Jose Sosa takes the free kick.

65:33

Bonfim Eder goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

64:50

Eric Bicfalvi replaces Florin Gardos.

64:15

Jose Sosa has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

61:58

Hassan Yebda fouled by Florin Gardos, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Sosa.

60:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Sosa on Ricardo Gomes. Free kick taken by Janos Szekely.

58:15

Edinson Cavani fouled by Romeo Surdu, the ref awards a free kick. Cristian Maggio takes the indirect free kick.

57:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jose Sosa, Alves Geraldo makes a clearance.

56:00

Unfair challenge on Luigi Vitale by Novak Martinovic results in a free kick. Jose Sosa has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance by Bonfim Eder.

55:24

The offside flag is raised against Janos Szekely. Luigi Vitale restarts play with the free kick.

54:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jose Sosa, Iasmin Latovlevici manages to make a clearance.

53:58

Corner taken right-footed by Luigi Vitale, clearance made by Bonfim Eder.

51:39

Jose Sosa replaces Hugo Armando Campagnaro.

51:01

The ball is swung over by Marek Hamsik, Edinson Cavani takes a shot. Cristian Tatarusanu gets a block in.

48:53

Marek Hamsik crosses the ball.

46:45

Stanislav Angelov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hassan Yebda. Cristian Maggio takes the free kick.

45:23

The ball is sent over by Cristian Maggio, blocked by Cristian Tatarusanu.

44:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Janos Szekely by Luigi Vitale. Direct free kick taken by Stanislav Angelov.

44:06

Janos Szekely fouled by Luigi Vitale, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stanislav Angelov, Bonfim Eder takes a shot. Morgan De Sanctis gets a block in.

43:13

The ball is delivered by Bonfim Eder, blocked by Cristian Tatarusanu.

43:13

The ball is sent over by Bonfim Eder, Morgan De Sanctis gets a block in.

39:28

Marek Hamsik takes a corner.

37:43

Iasmin Latovlevici concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Maggio. Hugo Armando Campagnaro takes the free kick.

36:38

Iasmin Latovlevici crosses the ball, clearance made by Hugo Armando Campagnaro.

35:56

Hassan Yebda concedes a free kick for a foul on Stanislav Angelov. Iasmin Latovlevici takes the indirect free kick.

33:35

Michele Pazienza takes a shot. Cristian Tatarusanu gets a block in.

28:58

Janos Szekely produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

25:59

Corner taken right-footed by Marek Hamsik.

25:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Marek Hamsik.

25:59

Corner taken right-footed by Marek Hamsik.

25:59

Marek Hamsik takes the inswinging corner,

25:59

Marek Hamsik takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort on goal by Camilo Zuniga from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

24:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Gomes on Hassan Yebda. Free kick taken by Salvatore Aronica.

23:41

Unfair challenge on Bogdan Stancu by Hugo Armando Campagnaro results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alves Geraldo.

21:47

Ricardo Gomes challenges Hassan Yebda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michele Pazienza.

20:51

Novak Martinovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paolo Cannavaro. Salvatore Aronica takes the free kick.

19:30

Florin Gardos concedes a free kick for a foul on Camilo Zuniga. Indirect free kick taken by Michele Pazienza.

17:29

Effort on goal by Stanislav Angelov from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

16:54

Effort from the edge of the area by Edinson Cavani goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugo Armando Campagnaro by Iasmin Latovlevici. Indirect free kick taken by Michele Pazienza.

15:02

Camilo Zuniga takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Alves Geraldo.

14:00

Romeo Surdu has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

12:54

Bonfim Eder challenges Camilo Zuniga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Edinson Cavani restarts play with the free kick.

10:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Janos Szekely on Edinson Cavani. Indirect free kick taken by Cristian Maggio. Booking for Janos Szekely.

9:31

Effort from just outside the area by Edinson Cavani goes over the bar.

7:11

Paolo Cannavaro challenges Janos Szekely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alves Geraldo restarts play with the free kick.

6:02

Janos Szekely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Camilo Zuniga. Free kick taken by Camilo Zuniga.

4:41

Foul by Cristian Maggio on Iasmin Latovlevici, free kick awarded. Ricardo Gomes restarts play with the free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Mazzarri in warning to Napoli Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has warned his side not to let "too much desire" get their better of them in their must-win final Europa League Group K clash with Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night. The Serie A side head into the encounter at the Stadio San Paolo third in the pool, two points behind their second-placed visitors and knowing only a victory will keep alive their European adventure into 2011. Mazzarri knows all about Steaua from an entertaining first meeting on September 30, when Edinson Cavani equalised in the eighth minute of stoppage time as Napoli battled back from three goals down to draw 3-3. And he knows his side cannot afford to let their exuberance result in defensive mistakes. "Steaua are a great squad and we realised that in Bucharest," he said. "In Romania, we found ourselves behind in an unusual manner because of unfortunate events [an Emilson Cribari own goal], but then we managed to redress that. "They will be very motivated. We'll see if they change something tactically. We are fairly prepared for every circumstance. "Wednesday we need to use our hearts and heads and not make life complicated for ourselves by making mistakes because of too much desire to overdo it. "We need a perfect game defensively in order not to run risks. When we do things well we have the ability to put anyone in difficulty. "We have to try to get a goal more than our opponents. We should never overdo it and we need attention to our nerves, tactics and psychology." Mazzarri heads into the match with doubts over striker Ezequiel Lavezzi and midfielder Jose Sosa, who are both struggling with ankle problems. On Lavezzi, the coach said: "He's not very well. We will check during Tuesday's training to see how the ankle is and if he can go on." The 3-3 draw in Bucharest was the first in Marius Lacatus' third stint at the Steaua helm, having replaced Ilie Dumitrescu four days earlier. The 46-year-old expects Wednesday`s game to be another entertaining encounter and has vowed his side will not play for the point that would see them progress to the last 32. He told Radio Kiss Kiss: "We'll come to Naples to play our game. We know the strength of the blue team and the great pressure that the crowd generate at the San Paolo, but we are prepared for anything. "We are not playing for a draw - that would not be smart. "We know this game will not end 0-0. "Who I am afraid of from Napoli? I won't mention names, but the team has four or five players who can change the game at any moment."

Formation:433Manager: Walter Mazzarri

Napoli

Formation: 4321Manager: Dorinel Munteanu

Steaua Bucuresti

  • Morgan De Sanctis
  • Hugo Armando Campagnaro
  • Hassan Yebda
  • Paolo Cannavaro
  • Salvatore Aronica
  • Cristian Maggio
  • Michele Pazienza
  • Luigi Vitale
  • Camilo Zuniga
  • Edinson Cavani
  • Marek Hamsik
  • SUBS
  • Gennaro Iezzo
  • Gianluca Grava
  • Andrea Dossena
  • Nicolao Dumitru
  • Fabiano Santacroce
  • Jose Sosa
  • Manuele Blasi

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Match Report

Cavanai leaves it late for Napoli Edinson Cavani scored at the death to hand Napoli a 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest and a place in the last 32 of the Europa League. Steaua thought they had succeeded in holding the Italians to a draw at the Stadio San Paolo which would have been good enough for them to progress but Uruguay forward Cavani had the last say deep in injury time. Napoli ended the game with 10 men after captain Paolo Cannavaro was handed his marching orders one minute from time for a second yellow card. With the result, Napoli finished second in Group K, one point clear of Steaua, and joined pool winners Liverpool in the next round. The Italians went into the encounter knowing victory was a must but they found a resilient Steaua, who defended deeply and hardly threatened Napoli's goal. The hosts enjoyed a strong start and Cavani sent out a warning in the 10th minute with his left-footed strike going over the bar. At the other end, Romeo Surdu wasted a good chance with his effort from the heart of the area going off target. In the 34th minute, Michele Pazienza forced Steaua goalkeeper Cristian Tatarusanu to stretch fully to clear his 20-yard strike. On the stroke of half-time, Ricardo's header from Iasmin Latovlevici's cross was saved by Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis. Napoli controlled possession after the restart and could have gone in front in the 52nd minute. Marek Hamsik fed Cavani inside the area and his close-range effort was kept out by Tatarusanu. Five minutes later, Cavani's header from Christian Maggio's cross went over the bar. Napoli continued to surge forward but struggled to get past Steaua's defensive wall and when they did, they did not find the target. With 13 minutes remaining, Cavani nodded wide from a good position after a great cross from Zuniga. In the 82nd minute, Cavani could not believe his bad luck when his right-footed effort from the edge of the area struck the post with Tatarusanu already beaten. Napoli's efforts finally paid off just when it seemed they would exit the competition. Cavani got his head to Hamsik's cross and beat Tatarusanu to bring the stadium to life and become the only Italian team to reach the next stage of the Europa League.

possession


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