Arsenal vs Napoli (2-0)

Aaron Ramsey’s strike and Kalidou Koulibaly’s goal attained Arsenal a 2-0 home win against Napoli within the initial leg of their Galilean League quarter-final.

Serie A facet Napoli struggled to impose themselves on the competition, though Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski had tremendous opportunities, and Carlo Ancelotti’s men have work to try and do in next week’s come.

Koulibaly created fantastically try of blocks to repel Ramsey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles however he might do nothing regarding Arsenal’s excellent opener within the fourteenth minute.

Ramsey’s interception sparked a fantastic team move, the midfielder swapping passes with Mesut Ozil before Alexandre Lacazette, and Maitland-Niles combined fantastically to line up the Wales international for a placed first-time end.

Arsenal scored a second within the twenty-fifth minute, Torreira turning into the area outside the Napoli box and see his drive take a decisive deflection off Koulibaly.

When Lacazette miscued, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tested Alex Meret, Insigne uncomprehensible an excellent probability before the break.

Arsenal pushed for a 3rd, though, with Meret fantastically keeping out Ramsey’s drive and tortilla chip Monreal planting a header over the crossbar from the ensuing corner.

The spectacular Meret created a double save to deny Sead Kolasinac and Maitland-Niles and Zielinski uncomprehensible an enormous chance to attain a vital away goal for Napoli.

And Ramsey and Aubameyang ought to have created the guests pay, wasting late probabilities to depart Napoli with some hope.

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Goals

15′ArsenalA. Ramsey
25′ArsenalK. Koulibaly (o.g.)

Arsenal Lineups

1Petr Čech
5Sokratis
6Laurent Koscielny
18Nacho Monreal
15Ainsley Maitland-Niles
11Lucas Torreira
8Aaron Ramsey
31Sead Kolašinac
10Mesut Özil
9Alexandre Lacazette
14Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

 

Napoli Lineups

1Alex Meret
23Elseid Hysaj
19Nikola Maksimović
26Kalidou Koulibaly
6Mário Rui
7José Callejón
8Fabián Ruiz
5Allan
20Piotr Zieliński
14Dries Mertens
24Lorenzo Insigne

 

Arsenal – Napoli Match Statistics

Arsenal

Napoli

16Shots Total9
7Shots on goal2
6Shots off goal7
3Shots blocked0
13Shots inside box5
3Shots outside box4
16Fouls6
8Corners9
2Offsides7
2Saves6
42%Possession Time58%
430Passes Total595
340Accurate Passes484
79%Accurate Passes%81%

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