Goals and Highlights: Napoli 3-2 Leicester City in Europa League 2021
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4:03 PM5 months ago

Summary

3:46 PM5 months ago

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We hope you enjoyed the Napoli vs Leicester matchday six of the UEFA Europa League. Keep checking back on VAVEL.COM for updates throughout the day.
3:42 PM5 months ago

IT'S OVER

The match is over from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Napoli beats Leicester in a match full of emotions and drama to stay alive in the Europa League.
3:29 PM5 months ago

80´

LAST 10 MINUTES! The match begins to reach its deliriums, Leicester desperately looking for the equalizer.
3:20 PM5 months ago

70´

Jamie Vardy's cross shot goes wide. Leicester need a goal to advance to the next round.
3:12 PM5 months ago

62´

CHANGE AT NAPOLI! The scorer of the first goal, Ounas, comes off and Mertens comes on.
3:02 PM5 months ago

52´

GOOOOOOOL FOR NAPOLI! DOUBLE FOR ELMAS WHO SCORES AGAIN AND PUTS NAPOLI CLOSE TO QUALIFICATION
2:54 PM5 months ago

SECOND HALF KICKS OFF

The second half starts between Napoli and Leicester City.
2:37 PM5 months ago

THE FIRST HALF IS OVER

At the end of the first half at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Napoli draws 2-2 with Leicester City and the English side momentarily qualifies for the next round of the Europa League.
2:21 PM5 months ago

33´

LEICESTER GOAL! GOOOOOL FOR THE FOXES! THEY ARE BACK IN THE MATCH WITH A BLAST FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX BY HALL.
2:16 PM5 months ago

27´

LEICESTER CITY GOAL! EVANS TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE DEAD BALL AND SENDS THE BALL INTO THE NET! THEY ARE BACK IN THE MATCH!
2:11 PM5 months ago

24´

GOOOOOL FOR NAPOLI! ELMAS TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE FILTERED PASS AND SCORES THE SECOND GOAL.
2:08 PM5 months ago

18´

Maddison's cross but the Napoli goalkeeper keeps the ball.
2:02 PM5 months ago

13´

Napoli come close to a second! Chucky Lozano's close-range shot went wide.
1:51 PM5 months ago

GOOOOOOL DEL NAPOLI. GOOOOOOL BY OUNAS. NAPOLI ALREADY WINS IT.
1:45 PM5 months ago

THE GAME KICKS OFF

Napoli and Leicester City kick off the match in Italy
1:38 PM5 months ago

IN A FEW MOMENTS WE BEGIN!

In a few moments we begin with the broadcast of Napoli vs Leicester; duel corresponding to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
1:29 PM5 months ago

CURIOUS FACTS.

Leicester have seen both teams score in 16 of their last 19 away games.

In 6 of their last 7 matches, Napoli have seen goals in both goals.

Leicester have seen both sides score in 4 of their last 5 Europa League matches.

Napoli have seen both teams score in 5 of their last 6 games in Europe.

1:25 PM5 months ago

Leicester's form

The Foxes, meanwhile, earned an all-important 3-1 win over Legia in their final group game to move them up to the top of the standings.

In what has proved to be an extraordinarily tight and competitive group, Brendan Rodgers' side arrive in Napoli as group leaders, just one point ahead of Spartak and Napoli, with Legia just one point behind.

All four teams could therefore qualify for the knockout stage depending on Thursday's results, with all four needing just a win to guarantee their place in the knockout stage.

The Premier League side is likely to adopt a cautious approach in the decider, and given the number of absentees in the home side, a share of the points looks like an option in Naples. Jamie Vardy is expected to replace Patson Daka in the starting XI.

1:22 PM5 months ago

Naples shape

For Napoli, only a win will be enough if they want to stay in this competition, as both Legia and Spartak are keen to take advantage and a tense night seems inevitable in both matches, given the proximity of the 4 teams in the group.

Napoli have played some high scoring games of late, and are likely to maintain their attacking style of play. It should be noted, however, that Insigne, Koulibaly and Osimhen all missed the 3-2 loss to Atalanta due to injury.

1:14 PM5 months ago

LEICESTER CITY TEAM SUMMARY

It is not difficult before round 6 to calculate the possible options for Leicester in the current European Cup campaign. It is important for the British to win Napoli to guarantee 1/8 of the Europa League final regardless of the match Legia - Spartak. A draw can leave the guests in position 2, and defeat is only left in the conference league playoffs, which few of the top championships perceive as a serious European Cup.
1:12 PM5 months ago

SSC NAPOLI TEAM SUMMARY

Napoli under the leadership of Luciano Spalletti lost in the Europa League group 2 times, and both failures fell in a confrontation with one of the outsiders of the quartet C - Spartak. Therefore, the Neapolitans before the Last round are obliged to tune just to win against Leicester. Indeed, in the case of Moscow victory in the match against Legia, the Italians will remain in 3. Even a draw against the English on December 9 will not give anything to Spalletti's wards, except for entry to the UEFA conference league.
1:04 PM5 months ago

THIS IS HOW NAPOLI START

This is how the Azzurri line up to face Leicester City.

12:56 PM5 months ago

INTERESTING FACTS NAPOLI

  1. Has scored in 17 of its last 18 away games.
  2. Has scored in the 1st half in each of its last 6 away games in a row.
  3. Have conceded in 17 of their last 18 away games.
  4. Have conceded in the 1st half in each of their last 6 away games in a row.
  5. Have scored and conceded in each of their last 6 away games in a row.
  6. Have scored and conceded in the 1st half in each of their last 4 matches in a row.
12:51 PM5 months ago

INTERESTING FACTS NAPOLI

  • Has not lost in 23 of its last 25 home games.
  • Has scored in 38 of their last 39 matches.
  • Have scored in the 2nd half in 11 of their last 12 home matches.
  • Have conceded in 8 of their last 9 Europa League matches.
  • Have scored and conceded in 6 of their last 7 matches.
12:48 PM5 months ago

HEAD-TO-HEAD MEETINGS AND RECENT RESULTS

At the moment, head-to-head match statistics contains 1 matches where SSC Napoli won 0, Leicester City was stronger by 0, and in 1 games the teams drew. The last time when they fought for the victory was September 16, 2021 and after the final whistle the board showed the score 2:2. The teams have good statistics of goals scored in head-to-head meetings: 2-2. But it is even more important in what state the teams will approach their next clash.
12:45 PM5 months ago

THE WAIT IS OVER

The wait is over, Napoli will host Leicester City at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in a decisive match for both teams, as the loser will be eliminated from the UEFA Europa League. All or nothing for both teams, kill or be killed, there is no tomorrow.
4:12 PM5 months ago

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4:07 PM5 months ago

What time is Napoli vs Leicester City match for UEFA Europa League match?

This is the start time of the game Napoli vs Leicester City of 9th December in several countries:

Argentina: 13:45 PM

Bolivia: 12:45 PM

Brazil: 13:45 PM

Chile: 12:45 PM

Colombia: 11:45 AM

Ecuador: 11:45 AM

USA (ET): 12:45 PM

Spain: 18:45 PM

Mexico: 11:45 AM

Paraguay: 12:45 PM

Peru: 12:45 PM

Uruguay: 13:45 PM

Venezuela: 12:45 PM

4:02 PM5 months ago

Watch out for this Napoli player:

Mexico international and important player for Napoli, Hirving Lozano, will be the player to watch for this UEFA Europa League match. So far, Hirving "El Chucky" Lozano has played 1,078 minutes in which he has played 21 games as a starter, 3 goals and 3 assists, as well as one yellow card and 0 red cards. Lozano has gone from strength to strength since his arrival at Napoli and has become an attacking force for his team, so Hirving Lozano could tip the scales in Napoli's favor and give them the qualification to the next round.  

3:57 PM5 months ago

Watch out for this Leicester City player:

City's standard bearer and the team's star scorer, Jamie Vardy will be the one the Azzuries' defense will have to watch out for. The 34-year-old center forward has already come a long way in the best league in the world, he has won almost everything with Leicester and has managed to establish himself as one of the idols of the fans, since his debut he has played 393 games as a starter, has broken the net 181 times and has assisted on 78 occasions. With more than 30,000 minutes played, the Sheffield born will be one of the players that could tip the balance in favor of the Foxes at any minute.

3:52 PM5 months ago

Last Napoli lineup:

D. Ospina; G. Di Lorenzo, A. Rrahmani, Juan; K. Malcit; P. Zielinski, S. Lobotka, M. Rui; H. Lozano, D. Mertens, E. Elmas.  
3:47 PM5 months ago

Last Leicester City line-up:

Schmeichel; Ricardo, Amartey, Söyüncü, Bertrand; Ndidi, Tielemans, Perez, Maddison; Barnes, Vardy.
3:42 PM5 months ago

About the Stadium

The Diego Armando Maradona Stadium (in Italian, Stadio Diego Armando Maradona) or San Paolo is a multipurpose stadium (mainly dedicated to soccer) located in the Fuorigrotta district, in the city of Naples, capital of Campania, Italy. It is the main multi-sports facility in the city, equipped with multi-purpose gymnasiums and martial arts facilities, an athletics track and a basketball court. It is the regular home of S.S.C. Napoli.

It has a capacity of 54,726 spectators, making it the fourth largest stadium in Italy, after the Giuseppe Meazza stadium, the Olympic Stadium in Rome and the San Nicola stadium.

Its original name was Stadio del Sole and it was later renamed Stadio San Paolo. On November 25, 2020, after Diego Maradona's death, the mayor of Naples announced that he would rename the stadium in his honor, due to his successful time with Napoli.

3:37 PM5 months ago

Background:

Interestingly, the two teams had never met until this group stage of the UEFA Europa League 21/22, on that occasion, Napoli and Leicester City split points in a thrilling match that ended in a 2-2 scoreline. The goals were scored by Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes for Leicester City and Victor Osimhen with a brace for Napoli, also, that time there was a sending off of Wilfried Ndidi for the Foxes.
3:32 PM5 months ago

Refereeing quartet:

For this match, Craig Pawson will be the central referee, he will be accompanied by Ian Hussin and Scott Ledger as the assistants 1 and 2 respectively, finally, Michael Salisbury will serve as the fourth referee. In the VAR, referees Michael Oliver and Dan Cook will be in charge of monitoring any dubious play inside the box or that merits a red card.
3:27 PM5 months ago

They are looking to secure their qualification.

The team from the city of Napoli is experiencing one of its most dramatic group stages in European competitions, currently the Azzurri are in third place in Group C with 7 points from 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, however, the goal difference is playing against them as Spartak Moscow has the same amount of points and is currently in second place, which qualifies them directly to the next round. For this match, Napoli will be playing all out to get the three points that will qualify them to the next round of the UEFA Europa League. 
3:22 PM5 months ago

The mission is not to lose

The Leicester team comes into this match after having won the last day of the group stage at the King Power Stadium with a score of 3-1 over Leagia Warsaw, with that result the Foxes managed to sneak to the top of the group and momentarily be partially qualified to the next round of the UEFA Europa League, However, the outlook is not mostly favorable for the English team as they will be forced to take points when they face Napoli as a defeat could leave them out of the competition as Legia and Spartak can still qualify to the next round with a win. 

3:17 PM5 months ago

The road to Seville begins

All great moments began in a dream and there are only a few lucky ones who can boast in their lives that they once got to hold Europe in their arms and were named "princes of Europe". Once again, the dreams of 48 teams seeking to engrave their name in eternal glory begin, but to do so, they will have to overcome a long road full of obstacles to reach the main event, Seville, and have the honor of being crowned as the new champions of the old continent. In group "C", Leicester City and Napoli will face each other in another duel corresponding to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League; on the one hand, the English are in first place and risk being left out if they do not win, while the locals are obliged to go for the victory, since a draw would assure them a place in the next round with combinations of results.
3:12 PM5 months ago

Kick-off time

The Napoli vs Leicester City match will be played at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in Naples, Italy. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:45 pm ET.
3:07 PM5 months ago

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