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Napoli was able to win easily last week on a visit to Zurich, which makes the return in Italy a formality.
Napoli had an easy evening in Switzerland last week. Carlo Ancelotti’s team quickly put things in order and took a comfortable 0-2 lead within twenty minutes via Callejon and Insigne. After the 0-3 of Piotr Zielinski ten minutes before time the game was actually played and Kololli’s goal was only for the statistics. Napoli has to score at least three goals in his own field to miss the next round and that this season only happened against Juventus.
Juventus is also the only team that Napoli must tolerate above him on the Serie A rankings. The gap on Juve has already risen to thirteen points, making Napoli have to put the title aspirations in the fridge for another year. At the same time, the gap at number three Inter has already risen to seven points and at number five AS Roma already twelve points, making Napoli sure looks like a second chance next year in the Champions League, in which this season the group of death with Paris Saint Germain and Liverpool just did not know how to survive.
Due to the large starting position it is not excluded that Napoli will start with some substitutes. According to the Italian sports newspapers, at least goalkeeper Alex Meret, Simone Verdi and Amadou Diawara will be given a starting place.
FC Zürich qualified for the group stage of the Europa League by winning the Swiss Cup. Next, the team of coach Ludovic Magnin was divided into a pool with Bayer Leverkusen, the Cypriot AEK Larnaca and the Bulgarian Ludogorets Razgrad. The group was well survived by finishing second behind group winner Leverkusen.
Last week Napoli was clearly a size too big for the Swiss. After twenty minutes, the chances of the eighth finals had actually already failed for Zurich, when Napoli had taken a 0-2 lead via Lorenzo Insigne and José Callejon. In the second half, Napoli went even further via Piotr Zielinski, after which Zurich only saved two minutes before time via a penalty from Benjamin Kololli.
Also in their own country it is difficult for the team to strengthen in the summer with FC Groningen striker Mimoun Mahi. Only one of the last five league matches was won. Last weekend, the team batted 2-0 at leader Young Boys. After 21 games, the Zurich results in the Swiss competition are divided equally between seven victories, seven draws and seven defeats. With this, the team is fourth (the last position in the ranking that gives the right to European football) and this seems to be the best, because the gap with number three FC Thun has already risen to seven points.
Napoli vs Zurich head to head matches
14.02.19 EL Zurich Napoli 1 : 3