Mar 20, 2014 at 8.05pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
2-2
Porto
Pandev (21'), Zapata (90')
Henrique (52'), Behrami (75')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Ghilas (69'), Quaresma (76')
Fernando (90')

Rafael Benitez confident of Europa League progress

Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez gestures during the Serie A match between AS Roma and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico on October 18, 2013
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Napoli manager Rafael Benitez says that his side's Europa League match against Porto this week will be "like a final".

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has said that his side's Europa League match against Porto this week will be "like a final".

The Partenopei claimed a 1-0 victory over Torino on Monday evening thanks to a late strike from Gonzalo Higuain, and Benitez believes that the result will provide a huge boost to his players.

"We can go into the game against Porto with confidence because we passed a difficult test today," UEFA.com quotes him as saying. "We need to get everyone fit again and hope to be fresh for a match that will be like a final for us.

"It's not easy to play at this tempo every three or four days but we will try to do our best because we really care about the Europa League and we want to go as far as possible.

"We are confident we can still go through after defeat in the first leg."

Benitez will be looking to win the Europa League for the second successive season, after leading Chelsea to victory in last year's final.

Gonzalo Higuain (L) of SSC Napoli scores the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on March 17, 2014
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