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  • Manchester City 1-1 Napoli: Cavani great-finish, Kolarov free-kick

    Manchester City failed to take advantage of home games to reap the full points against Napoli. In front of his own supporters, The Citizens stuck behind 1-1 after the first.

    Melakoni qualifying Group A match at Etihad Stadium, on Wednesday (09/14/2011), City were more dominant than Napoli.

    Soccernet Statistics show that the City had the ball at 68 percent versus 32 percent owned by Naples. Aggressiveness of the sector, this England team scored 25 shots, four of which leads to the goal of Naples just two shots while leading target of a total of 15 shots.

    After going through a goalless first half, Napoli's most pressing ahead successfully advance through Edinson Cavani in 69 minutes. Aleksandar Kolarov save the City of defeat after his free-kick to break the opponent's goal five minutes later.

    With one figure was achieved, Napoli are now in the order of two under the Group A standings with a score of one Munih Bayern City also followed with the same value.

    In the next game that was held 27 September, the City will pay a visit to the headquarters of Bayern and Napoli will host Villarreal.

    The game

    Only three minutes walking action, the City immediately get the opportunity. Samir Nasri managed to snatch the ball from the opponent's legs and fired horizontally from the middle of the penalty box and wide in the side of the goal.

    Counterattack in the 14th minute City of Naples is quite a hassle. Beginning with the cooperation of two striker, Sergio Aguero give feedback to the release Dzeko hard kick but the ball just off thinner.

    Napoli was finally gets a real chance moments later. Acceleration Ezequiel Lavezzi from the left side to open space and shoot. Ball on the crossbar.

    Toure! City came close to giving birth the opening goal. Of operands to Aguero, Yaya Toure to split the defense Napoli kick off the crossbar is still blocked.

    Until the rest of the time, both teams can not score a goal and the score 0-0 into halftime mark.

    In the second half, City bad defense almost fatal. Marek Hamsik is not guarded standing at the far post to kick, lucky to still spry Vincent Kompany cleared out so that goal was nevertheless occur.

    Lescott! Starting from a corner kick Alexandre Kolarov, Joleon Lescott in the middle of the box appears to the ball but still a little soar. Good chance of the City.

    Not long later, Dzeko turn to try his luck from outside the penalty box. After receiving a pass from Nasri in the middle of the field lines, Bosnian striker was an easy kick just tamed by Morgan De Sanctis.

    In the middle of rush your opponent, Napoli just managed to steal a goal first. Fast counter-attack found the ball with Christian Maggio to feed the Cavani.

    Cavani then be easily struck the ball into the goal guarded by Joe Hart to give Napoli a 1-0 lead in the 69th minute.

    Aguero! Ball cross from the left side, Aguero accelerate to create chances but sontekanya still too high and hit the crossbar.

    Gol! City also managed an equalizer for a 1-1 in 74 minutes. Kolarov appears as executor, and struck the ball from the line of the penalty box while De Santics just stood there to see the net collapse.

    The hosts almost scored moments later. Carlos Tevez acceleration to meet Adam Johnson but his hit still secured by De Sanctis. Game was over City 1, Napoli 1.

    Teams Line-up:

    Manchester City: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Alexandre Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Gareth Barry, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko

    Napoli: Morgan De Sanctis, Hugo Campagnaro, Paolo Cannavaro, Salvatore Aronica, Juan Zuniga, Walter Gargano, Gokhan Inler, Christian Maggio, Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Blerim Dzemaili 58 '), Edinson Cavani


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