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  • Date:24 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:El Madrigal
  • Attendance:25,000
( agg 2 - 1 )
  • Nilmar (42)
    Rossi (45)
  • Hamsik (17)
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93mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Walter Gargano goes wide left of the goal.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Borja Valero by Andrea Dossena results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Borja Valero.

89mins

Marco Ruben replaces Giuseppe Rossi.

88mins

Effort from close in by Edinson Cavani goes wide left of the target.

88mins

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Marcos Gullon goes wide right of the target.

85mins

Mateo Musacchio sends in a cross.

84mins

The referee gives a free kick against Walter Gargano for handball. Soriano Bruno takes the free kick.

82mins

Camilo Zuniga takes a outswinging corner. Giuseppe Mascara on for Sanchez Emilson Cribari.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marek Hamsik, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

80mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marek Hamsik. Ruben Cani leaves the field to be replaced by Marcos Gullon.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Andrea Dossena, clearance by Soriano Bruno.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Honorato da Silva Nilmar by Torre Victor Ruiz results in a free kick. (Villarreal) makes a substitution, with Jose Manuel Catala coming on for Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Free kick taken by Borja Valero.

77mins

Andrea Dossena sends in a cross, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

76mins

Corner taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi from the right by-line to the near post.

76mins

Marek Hamsik is booked.

75mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

74mins

Andrea Dossena fouled by Honorato da Silva Nilmar, the ref awards a free kick. Honorato da Silva Nilmar booked. Morgan De Sanctis restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Camilo Zuniga, Close range effort by Edinson Cavani clears the crossbar.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Camilo Zuniga by Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Camilo Zuniga.

71mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gonzalez Santi Cazorla manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Joan Capdevila crosses the ball.

70mins

Centre by Joan Capdevila.

69mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar takes a shot. Blocked by Andrea Dossena.

67mins

Edinson Cavani takes a shot from close range that hits the post.

66mins

Michele Pazienza joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hassan Yebda.

65mins

Hassan Yebda is adjudged to have handled the ball. The referee shows Joan Capdevila a yellow card. Gonzalo Rodriguez restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla challenges Walter Gargano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Walter Gargano takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Long range effort by Walter Gargano goes wide right of the target.

62mins

Ruben Cani takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

61mins

Hugo Armando Campagnaro booked for unsporting behaviour.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla on Walter Gargano. Walter Gargano takes the direct free kick. Booking for Gonzalez Santi Cazorla for unsporting behaviour.

58mins

Walter Gargano concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Borja Valero takes the free kick.

57mins

The ball is swung over by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

56mins

Outswinging corner taken by Giuseppe Rossi, clearance by Hassan Yebda.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marek Hamsik.

54mins

The ball is swung over by Ruben Cani.

53mins

Jose Sosa leaves the field to be replaced by Edinson Cavani.

52mins

Strike from close range by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla clears the bar.

52mins

Torre Victor Ruiz is cautioned.

50mins

Camilo Zuniga fouled by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Sosa takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Ezequiel Lavezzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Mateo Musacchio. Mateo Musacchio takes the free kick.

47mins

Giuseppe Rossi gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Villarreal 2 (2)-(1) 1 Napoli.Assist on the goal came from Borja Valero.

45mins

Borja Valero sends in a cross, blocked by Andrea Dossena. Corner from left by-line taken by Giuseppe Rossi.

42mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Villarreal 1 (1)-(1) 1 Napoli.Assist on the goal came from Borja Valero. Walter Gargano concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Direct free kick taken by Joan Capdevila. Foul by Hassan Yebda on Ruben Cani, free kick awarded. Giuseppe Rossi takes the free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla by Marek Hamsik. Perez Martinez Mario takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Jose Sosa fouled by Mateo Musacchio, the ref awards a free kick. Hugo Armando Campagnaro restarts play with the free kick. The referee cautions Mateo Musacchio for unsporting behaviour.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Borja Valero, Honorato da Silva Nilmar takes a shot. Save by Morgan De Sanctis.

35mins

Giuseppe Rossi takes a shot. Blocked by Sanchez Emilson Cribari.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Emilson Cribari on Giuseppe Rossi. Giuseppe Rossi takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

31mins

Hassan Yebda takes a shot. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a clearance.

29mins

Unfair challenge on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla by Walter Gargano results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

28mins

Jose Sosa takes a shot. Save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giuseppe Rossi by Hugo Armando Campagnaro. Borja Valero takes the free kick.

26mins

Borja Valero has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

23mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan De Sanctis. Morgan De Sanctis restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

17mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ezequiel Lavezzi from the left by-line, Marek Hamsik finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Villarreal 0 (0)-(1) 1 Napoli.Ezequiel Lavezzi provided the assist for the goal.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Soriano Bruno by Jose Sosa results in a free kick. Mateo Musacchio takes the direct free kick.

14mins

Camilo Zuniga concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Joan Capdevila takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Foul by Walter Gargano on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes the free kick.

6mins

Close range effort by Andrea Dossena misses to the right of the goal.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugo Armando Campagnaro by Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Hugo Armando Campagnaro.

2mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla fouled by Camilo Zuniga, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joan Capdevila.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Andrea Dossena, Mateo Musacchio manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

De Laurentiis: Napoli can upset Villarreal Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis firmly believes his team have what it takes to upset Villarreal and reach the last 16 of the Europa League. The Italians travel to Spain on Thursday with all to play for having held Villarreal to a goalless draw in their first leg in Naples last week. "Our goal is Europe," De Laurentiis said. "We are focusing solely on this match and not on next week's (Serie A) clash at AC Milan. "The Europa League is a prestigious tournament and we are really looking forward to progress. "We did well not to concede a goal in our opening game against Villarreal and now we go to Spain ready to play for a win. "We can score a goal that would allow us to advance to the next round. I expect a beautiful game." Napoli go into the game on the back of last weekend's 1-0 triumph over Catania, their sixth win in seven league games lifting them to second in the Serie A standings, just three points behind leaders AC Milan. However, they have yet to win away from home in European competition this season. Villarreal have won all of their games at El Madrigal stadium this campaign but go into Thursday's clash having suffered a dip in form. Juan Carlos Garrido's side have collected just one point in their last three league games. Sunday's 1-1 draw against bottom-side Malaga dropped the Yellow Submarine to fourth in the Primera Liga table. Villarreal defender Gonzalo Rodriguez has urged his side's fans to play their part on Thursday. He said: "I'm sure that the fans are going to be with the team and this will motivate us a lot on the pitch. I hope they turn up well before kick-off so that the team goes out even better. "We need all the support of the fans to get through the tie. We had a good result away from home and now we have home turf in our favour." Villarreal are without the suspended Carlos Marchena, while Marcos Senna and Angel Lopez are out injured. Napoli defender Fabiano Santacroce will replace Salvatore Aronica, who serves a one-match ban. The visitors will be bolstered by the return of captain Paolo Cannavaro, who missed the opening leg through suspension.

Formation:4411Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

Villarreal

Formation: 3421Manager: Walter Mazzarri

Napoli

  • Rodriguez Diego Lopez
  • Perez Martinez Mario
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez
  • Mateo Musacchio
  • Joan Capdevila
  • Gonzalez Santi Cazorla
  • Soriano Bruno
  • Borja Valero
  • Ruben Cani
  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • Honorato da Silva Nilmar
  • SUBS
  • Sanchez Juan Carlos
  • Marco Ruben
  • Jose Manuel Catala
  • Joao Cicinho
  • Olivas Kiko
  • Marcos Gullon
  • Mubarak Wakaso

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Match Report

Yellow Submarine end Napoli hopes Villarreal hit back from an early deficit to defeat Napoli 2-1 and book their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League following an exciting second leg at El Madrigal. Villarreal, Spain's final representatives in the competition following Sevilla's exit on Wednesday night, looked in some trouble after Napoli capped an impressive start by taking a 17th-minute lead through Marek Hamsik. That away goal meant Villarreal, having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Italy, would need to score at least twice to avoid tumbling out, but they managed to do just that in a fourth-minute spell before the break. Nilmar drew the teams level in the 42nd minute before Italy international Giuseppe Rossi saw his deflected shot loop in during first-half stoppage-time. Villarreal then survived a couple of late scares as Napoli hit the woodwork twice in the closing stages before securing a showdown with Bayer Leverkusen in the next phase. Napoli must have felt it was going to be their night as they started well, with Ezequiel Lavezzi side-footing a great chance wide with only Diego Lopez to beat in the sixth minute. Lavezzi then had another sight of goal before the Serie A side took the lead. Lavezzi curled a cross into the area where three unmarked Napoli players had got in behind the Villarreal defence, and it was captain Hamsik who got on the end of it to send a diving header past Lopez. As the Napoli players raced over to their fans to celebrate, a small waist-high barrier collapsed under the weight of the supporters in the stands, leading to a number of them falling around five feet onto the side of the pitch. The re-start to the match was delayed for a few minutes as medical staff attended the supporters. Soon after play restarted Villarreal went agonisingly close to an equaliser when Borja Valero's thunderous half-volley from the edge of the box fizzed inches wide. Lavezzi had another great chance to put Napoli in total control in the 27th minute after breaking clean through from the left, but we was denied when one-on-one by Lopez. Nilmar could only head straight at goalkeeper keeper Morgan De Sanctis in the 38th minute, but four minutes later he made no mistake after being put in by Valero, the Brazilian ace drilling a low shot into the far corner to make it 1-1. Better was to come for the Yellow Submarine though as soon after they get their noses in front thanks to Rossi. Valero was again involved, powering forward from midfield before feeding the ball out to Rossi, whose shot from just inside the area struck Camilo Zuniga and flew over the helpless De Sanctis and into the net. That proved to be the match-winning strike, but both sides had chances to add to the scoreline in the second half. Cani and Nilmar failed to make the most of being wide open inside the area for Villarreal, while Napoli can consider themselves unlucky after twice striking the woodwork. Edinson Cavani was the first in the 68th minute, his low cross-shot deflecting away off the far post, and then 10 minutes later Lavezzi struck the near post direct from a corner.

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