MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 04:38:38
Feb 22, 2018 at 6pm UK at ​Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 36,163
RB Leipzig
0-2
Napoli
FT(HT: 0-1)
Zielinski (33'), Insigne (86')

Result: Napoli crash out of Europa League as RB Leipzig win on away goals

Result: Napoli out of Europa League on away goals
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Napoli crash out the of Europa League as RB Leipzig progress on away goals in Thursday night's last-32 second leg at the Red Bull Arena.

Napoli have crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of RB Leipzig despite a 2-0 win in their last-32 second leg at the Red Bull Arena.

A weakened Partenopei side lost 3-1 in the first leg at Stadio San Paolo last week as Maurizio Sarri saved his key players for the club's Serie A championship tilt.

Even though Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne levelled the scoreline at 3-3 in Germany, Leipzig held on to go through on away goals.

The visitors began brightly, Marek Hamsik mustering a half-chance against Peter Gulacsi early on.

At the other end, Marcel Sabitzer's volley from the edge of the box came off Lorenzo Tonelli and hit the crossbar on 14 minutes.

Insigne had Napoli's first concrete chance of the match just before the half-hour mark, but his effort cannoned off the post as the passage of play was cut down for offside.

The Italians were very much on the ascendency when they opened the scoring on 32 minutes, Zielinski pouncing on the rebound from an Insigne shot to fire into the net for the breakthrough.

With five minutes to go in the match, Napoli drew level on aggregate as Jose Callejon's cross was volleyed home by Insigne to set up a nervy finish for Leipzig.

Callejon then had the chance to win it in injury time, but his effort sailed over the bar as the hosts saw the final few minutes out and progressed to the last 16 of the competition.

RB LEIPZIG (4-4-2): Gulacsi; Laimer, Konate, Upamecano, Bernardo; Sabitzer, Kampl, Demme, Bruma (Forsberg 73'); Poulsen, Werner (Augustin 85')

NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Maggio, Tonelli, Albiol, Rui; Allan, Diawara (Jorginho 82'), Hamsik (Callejon 66'); Zielinski, Mertens, Insigne

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund14113039142536
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1492333161729
3Bayern Munich1483328181027
4RB Leipzig1474324131125
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1472530171323
6Hertha Berlin146532220223
7Hoffenheim146443021922
8Werder Bremen146352423121
9Wolfsburg145452020019
10Mainz 05145451315-219
11Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen145362025-518
12Freiburg144551922-317
13Schalke 04Schalke144281520-514
14Augsburg143472023-313
15Nuremberg142571433-1911
16Stuttgart14329929-2011
17Hannover142481629-1310
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf142391432-189

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