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Napoli 2 - Manchester City 1

Champions League

Stadio San Paolo

22/11/11

Attendance: 53,000

Referee: Mr Skomina

Napoli
2 - 1
Manchester City
Cavani (17,49)
 
Balotelli (33)
 
Venue: Stadio San Paolo
 
Attendance: 53,000
The Teams
Morgan De Sanctis
 
 
 
Joe Hart
 
 
Salvatore Aronica
 
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
Andrea Dossena
 
 
(89)
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
Hugo Campagnaro
 
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
(85)
Paolo Cannavaro
 
 
 
Aleksandar Kolarov
 
 
Christian Maggio
 
 
 
James Milner
 
 
Walter Gargano
 
 
 
Toure Yaya
 
 
Gokhan Inler
 
 
(59)
 
Nigel de Jong
 
 
(70)
Ezequiel Lavezzi
 
 
 
David Silva
 
 
Edinson Cavani
 
 
(83)
 
Edin Dzeko
 
 
(81)
Marek Hamsik
 
 
 
Mario Balotelli
 
 
Substitutes
Antonio Rosati
 
 
 
Costel Pantilimon
 
 
Gianluca Grava
 
 
 
Gael Clichy
 
 
Federico Fernandez
 
 
(89)
 
Stefan Savic
 
 
Mario Santana
 
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Blerim Dzemaili
 
 
(59)
 
Adam Johnson
 
 
(85)
Goran Pandev
 
 
(83)
 
Sergio Aguero
 
 
(81)
Giuseppe Mascara
 
 
 
Samir Nasri
 
 
(70)
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
16
5
On Target
8
3
Corners
5
1
Offside
2
10
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0
29.9
%
70.1






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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 23 2011

Time: 8:31PM

Your Comments

Them stats are incredible when you think how the game panned out. Napoli looked a constant threat save for the last 20 mins of the first half and that was with just 30% possession, an excellent counter attacking side.
Bluedub
City made something like 600+ passes to Napoli's 200+. Not quite the battering the anti-City hacks would have the football world believe.
Johnny Baguette
Still don't understand how we managed to get all the cards either - I know 2 of them were for dissent, ie free-kicks unjustly going to diving Napoli players, but still, there were no bad fouls from our side all night. I guess the Napoli game, just like the Bayern game where we had two stone-wall penalties turned down in the first 20 minutes, shows how effective an extremely vocal home crowd can be in swaying the referee's decisions.
fifthcolumnblue
Kompany and Kolarov did put in a couple of bad ones at the end Fifth but I agree with you that the home crowd influenced the decision making of the ref, especially in the second half, just goes to show how important it is to raise the roof of the Etihad when we're at home. The ref to be fair to him did spot a lot of their play acting and waved play on but what gets me is I thought simulation is punishable with a caution, especially for repeat offences but I guess if refs were to caution everytime a player took a dive the Italian teams would have matches abandoned constantly as they would have so many sent off.
Bluedub
 

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