Despite the defeat Napoli advances in the Europa League

The home team won 3-1 with goals from Dabbur, Leitgen and Ulmer but failed to qualify.

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Salzburgo was left with the home win 3-1, but it was not enough to advance after losing 3-0 in the first match. The goals of the local team were scored by Dabbur, Ulmer and Leitge; Milik opened the scoring for Napoli.

The team of David Ospina, who was substitute in the match, is one of the first classified to the quarterfinals along with Chelsea and Valencia, in the absence of the other 5 teams that will be among the best 8. The draw will be held on Friday March 15 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Final: Salzburg (3) 3 - 1 (4) Napoli

Confirmed entries: Salzburg - Napoli


Walke; Lainer, Onguéné, Ramalho, Ulmer; Mwepu, Samassekou, Szoboszlai; Wolf; Minamino and Dabbur.

Technician: Marco Rose


Meret; Hysaj, Chiriches, Luperto, Rui; Alley, Allan, Ruiz, Zielinski; Insigne and Milik.

Technician: Carlo AncelottI

Previous match between Salzburg and Napoli

Previous to the first leg match between both teams, Napoli started as the favorite to advance to the quarterfinals in the Europa League and confirmed it after the convincing victory for 3 -0 in Italian territory, which gives him a comfortable advantage to handle the match in Austria and achieve qualification to the next round. Salzburg, which is comfortable leading the League of their country with 52 points, will seek to surprise and leave out the second-placed Serie A, which currently stands 18 units of Juventus.

Salzburgo, to break the statistic and achieve the surprise

The Austrian team had a bad night in the city of Napolés and took a wide defeat to their home, so the task of tracing is difficult and you will need a very good presentation to reverse the situation, appealing to your good run as a local against Italian teams in which he has accumulated 1 win and 2 draws in his last 3 matches.

For the match the team led by Marco Rose will have the noticeable loss of Xaver Schlager, who has been a starter for most of the season and received a yellow card in the first leg, receiving suspension for accumulation. In addition, they are out of the squad because of injury to the wheel Youba Diarra and defender Marin Pongracic.

If you want to advance to the quarterfinals, the Salzburg must reverse a very strong statistic in all the history of the competition, because only one of the last 43 teams that lost 3-0 in the first leg of a Europa League / UEFA Cup tie, managed to overcome and qualify for the next round.

Napoli, to ratify the victory and their favoritism to the title

Ya far from fighting the title of the League of Italy to Juventus, Napoli aims to reach the grand final of the Europa League. In the first leg against the Austrians, the celestial team showed that it is one of the main candidates and took a comfortable advantage to face the second leg, looking to advance to the quarterfinals of a major European competition for the first time since he did it in the Europa League 2014 / 2015.

Two unfavorable casualties has Ancelotti for the match, because his two central defenders can not be on the field: Raul Albiol, who has been out for a month after cleaning the patella tendon of the left knee, and Kalidou Koulibaly, who received yellow in the first leg and was suspended for the return by accumulation of cards. For the same reason the Senegalese, will not be defender Nikola Maksimovic.

Napoli, does not win two consecutive games in European competitions since 2015, and will try to break this streak with a victory that fills him with confidence and revalidates his power scorer in this tournament, because in the 3 Europa League matches he has played this season, he scored one more goal (8) than in the 6 matches he played in the Champions League (7) .

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