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  • Date:02 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Nieuwe Galgenwaard
  • van Wolfswinkel (5)
    van Wolfswinkel - pen (27) Demouge (34)
  • Cavani (4) Cavani (41) Cavani - pen (69)
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94mins

Short corner worked by Walter Gargano.

93mins

Shot on goal by Ezequiel Lavezzi from just inside the area goes over the target.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Walter Gargano, Sanchez Emilson Cribari has a headed effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.

89mins

Mihai Nesu challenges Ezequiel Lavezzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Maggio by Dries Mertens. Walter Gargano restarts play with the free kick. Luigi Vitale takes a shot.

87mins

Foul by Leon de Kogel on Cristian Maggio, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Walter Gargano, save made by Michel Vorm.

86mins

(Napoli) makes a substitution, with Nicolao Dumitru coming on for Camilo Zuniga.

86mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Indirect free kick taken by Morgan De Sanctis.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hassan Yebda on Gianluca Nijholt. The referee shows Hassan Yebda a yellow card. Walter Gargano is given a yellow card. The referee cautions Gianluca Nijholt for unsporting behaviour. Paolo Cannavaro is brought on as a substitute for Hugo Armando Campagnaro. Edouard Duplan leaves the field to be replaced by Leon de Kogel. Jan Wuytens restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

81mins

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Cristian Maggio, free kick awarded. Cristian Maggio takes the free kick.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Demouge from the left by-line, clearance made by Morgan De Sanctis.

77mins

Frank Demouge fouled by Hugo Armando Campagnaro, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Morgan De Sanctis for unsporting behaviour. Booking for Frank Demouge. Camilo Zuniga booked. Dries Mertens fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Morgan De Sanctis.

76mins

Mihai Nesu challenges Camilo Zuniga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cristian Maggio.

75mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Armando Campagnaro. Ricky van Wolfswinkel receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Morgan De Sanctis takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Jan Wuytens. Free kick taken by Jan Wuytens.

69mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi fouled by Alje Schut, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Edinson Cavani. FC Utrecht 3-3 Napoli.

66mins

A cross is delivered by Dries Mertens, Frank Demouge takes a shot. Save by Morgan De Sanctis. Edouard Duplan takes a shot. Save by Morgan De Sanctis. Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

65mins

Foul by Sanchez Emilson Cribari on Frank Demouge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Barry Maguire.

63mins

Cristian Maggio is brought on as a substitute for Gianluca Grava. Michael Silberbauer leaves the field to be replaced by Gianluca Nijholt.

63mins

Cristian Maggio replaces Gianluca Grava. Gianluca Nijholt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Silberbauer.

62mins

Edinson Cavani takes a shot. Mihai Nesu manages to make a clearance. Short corner taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi. Effort from the edge of the box by Camilo Zuniga goes wide of the left-hand upright.

57mins

The ball is sent over by Edinson Cavani, clearance made by Alje Schut.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Marek Hamsik by Ricky van Wolfswinkel results in a free kick. Marek Hamsik takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by Luigi Vitale, save by Michel Vorm.

53mins

Floated corner taken right-footed by Dries Mertens from the right by-line, Alje Schut produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. Jacob Lensky goes off and Barry Maguire comes on. Luigi Vitale delivers the ball, Ezequiel Lavezzi produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52mins

Jacob Lensky concedes a free kick for a foul on Ezequiel Lavezzi. Free kick taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

48mins

Marek Hamsik is shown a yellow card.

47mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi decides to take a short corner. Corner taken right-footed by Alje Schut.

47mins

Short corner taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ezequiel Lavezzi from the left by-line.

42mins

Edinson Cavani gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Utrecht 3-2 Napoli.Walter Gargano provided the assist for the goal.

41mins

Foul by Walter Gargano on Frank Demouge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jan Wuytens.

40mins

Dries Mertens takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

39mins

Walter Gargano produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

37mins

Mihai Nesu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Walter Gargano. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Walter Gargano from right by-line, blocked by Mihai Nesu. Corner taken by Walter Gargano, Mihai Nesu makes a clearance.

31mins

Foul by Sanchez Emilson Cribari on Frank Demouge, free kick awarded. Edouard Duplan takes the direct free kick. Tim Cornelisse challenges Marek Hamsik unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Walter Gargano. Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Armando Campagnaro on Edouard Duplan. Hugo Armando Campagnaro booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Dries Mertens, Frank Demouge grabs a headed goal from just inside the penalty area. FC Utrecht 3-1 Napoli.Assist on the goal came from Dries Mertens.

30mins

Edinson Cavani has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Tim Cornelisse by Luigi Vitale results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Ricky van Wolfswinkel and scored. FC Utrecht 2-1 Napoli.

26mins

Mihai Nesu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Camilo Zuniga. Hugo Armando Campagnaro takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Shot from 20 yards by Walter Gargano. Save by Michel Vorm.

19mins

Hassan Yebda takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm. Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a short corner.

19mins

Hassan Yebda takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save. Short corner taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

16mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ezequiel Lavezzi from the left by-line.

15mins

Outswinging corner taken by Marek Hamsik from the left by-line.

15mins

Shot by Marek Hamsik. Blocked by Alje Schut.

14mins

Hassan Yebda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edouard Duplan. Tim Cornelisse restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Frank Demouge is caught offside. Morgan De Sanctis takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Demouge on Morgan De Sanctis. Hugo Armando Campagnaro restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel is ruled offside. Morgan De Sanctis restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Marek Hamsik from the right by-line.

9mins

Effort from 6 yards by Edinson Cavani. Save by Michel Vorm.

7mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Utrecht 1-1 Napoli.Assist by Dries Mertens.

5mins

Edinson Cavani scores a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. FC Utrecht 0-1 Napoli.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Silberbauer by Marek Hamsik. Jacob Lensky takes the free kick.

The game kicks-off.

The half-time whistle blows.

The second half has started.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Mazzarri calls for focus Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has demanded maximum concentration from his players ahead of the must-win game at FC Utrecht. The clash in Holland will see the bottom two clubs in Group K fight to keep alive their Europa League hopes. Both sides head into the encounter winless and two points behind second-placed Steaua Bucharest with two games remaining. Liverpool top the group with eight points. "We will do everything possible to qualify for the next round," said Mazzarri. "We know it's difficult to beat Utrecht away from home but nevertheless, we are confident. "We will need to be focused from start to finish and take our chances. "We have created so much but collected so little in the competition so far. I hope this will change. "I don't think my players have underestimated the Europa League but playing every three or four days takes its toll on the team." Both sides will be under pressure heading into the encounter as a draw could also see both teams eliminated from the competition should Steaua beat Liverpool in Romania in tomorrow's other pool game. "Although we need results to go our way, we just have to focus on our game," said Mazzarri. The Italians will have to show a vast improvement with respect to Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Udinese, their second defeat in three Serie A games. The result dropped the club to fourth in the league table, six points behind leaders AC Milan. Utrecht look to bounce back from Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Heracles Almelo, their seventh loss of the campaign. The Dutch side are ninth in the Eredivisie, 11 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven. "We did not start aggressively enough," said FC Utrecht coach Ton du Chatinier. "We had our chances but then we gave the game away in a childish manner." Utrecht will nevertheless fancy their chances, having been unbeaten in their past six European home games while Napoli have clinched just one point on their continental travels this season. Napoli will play with attacking trio Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani.

Formation:4231Manager: Ton du Chatinier

FC Utrecht

Formation: 343Manager: Walter Mazzarri

Napoli

  • Michel Vorm
  • Tim Cornelisse
  • Alje Schut
  • Jan Wuytens
  • Mihai Nesu
  • Jacob Lensky
  • Michael Silberbauer
  • Edouard Duplan
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
  • Dries Mertens
  • Frank Demouge
  • SUBS
  • Khalid Sinouh
  • Tommy Oar
  • Mark Van der Maarel
  • Barry Maguire
  • Sander Keller
  • Gianluca Nijholt
  • Leon de Kogel

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Match Report

Fight on to secure progression FC Utrecht and Napoli left themselves with difficult tasks to progress from Europa League Group K after restricting each other to a point apiece in a 3-3 draw. Both sides headed into the encounter winless and two points behind second-placed Steaua Bucharest with two games remaining while Liverpool topped the standings. However, Edinson Cavani's hat-trick rescued a draw for Napoli and meant the sides shared the points, while Steaua and Liverpool drew to leave three teams fighting for second place. The final round of matches sees Napoli scrap it out with Steaua - the winner there would almost certainly progress - while Utrecht face a daunting trip to Anfield needing victory and hoping for a draw between their rivals. A lively start saw both sides score within the first six minutes. First up were the visitors, in the fifth minute, when Uruguay international Cavani found himself in the right place at the right time to open the scoring coolly, curling one home from the edge of the box. Seconds after the restart, however, Utrecht were level through their outstanding performer of the campaign so far. As Utrecht rushed forward seeking to capitalise on the Italian side's jubilation, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel made it 1-1 in the sixth minute, firing in from close range after good work by Dries Mertens. Napoli had various chances to score again but Michael Vorm prevented further goals for the visitors. And it was the Dutch side who went in front shortly before the half-hour mark, Van Wolfswinkel keeping his composure from the spot after Luigi Vitale appeared to impede Tim Cornelisse. Before the half was out, it was 3-1. Mertens floated in a free-kick from the right and in a crowded penalty area, Frank Demouge was on hand to head home through a crowd of players. Seven minutes later they were pegged back by Cavani's second as the Uruguayan collected a pass from compatriot Walter Gargano to fire into the bottom left corner and make it 3-2. A slow start to the second half saw Napoli fail to regain that cutting edge. However, they were gifted an opportunity in the 69th minute when Alje Schut needlessly brought down Lavezzi in the box. Cavani kept his cool, hammering the spot-kick beyond Vorm to secure his side a share of the spoils.

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