The paths of father and son crossed in the Netherlands. Cholo Simeone suffered in Bruges while 200 kilometers away his son Giovanni crowned a splendid match in Amsterdam. The eldest son of the Atletico coach came off the bench and scored the sixth goal for Napoli, a revelation team in this Champions League.
Pasveer, Jurrien Maduro (Florian Grillitsch, min. 79), Devyne Rensch (Youri Baas, min. 83), Daley Blind, Calvin Ughelumba, Tadic, Berghuis (Brian Brobbey, min. 71), Steven Bergwijn, Edson Alvarez, Kenneth Taylor (Klaassen, min. 71) and Mohammed Kudus
Alex Meret, Rrahmani, Kim Min-Jae, Mathias Olivera, Di Lorenzo (Alessandro Zanoli, min. 83), Lobotka (Gianluca Gaetano, min. 79), Franck Zambo, Zielinski (Tanguy NDombele Alvaro, min. 45), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Elmas, min. 63), Giacomo Raspadori (Giovanni Simeone, min. 63) and Hirving Lozano
goals 1-0 min. 8: Mohammed Kudus. 1-1 min. 17: Giacomo Raspadori. 1-2 minutes 32: Di Lorenzo. 1-3 min. 44: Zielinsky. 1-4 min. 46: Giacomo Raspadori. 1-5 min. 62: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. 1-6 min. 80: Giovanni Simeon.
Referee Francois Letexier
Yellow cards Giacomo Raspadori (min. 20), Jurrien Maduro (min. 29), Tadic (min. 37) and Mohammed Kudus (min. 90)
red cards Tadic (min. 72)
Few metamorphoses have been more complete and genuine than the one starred by Luciano Spalletti with Napoli. The Italian coach resolved a few years ago that the new reality of football contradicted his old convictions, tributary to the neocatenaccio. In an unusual display of elasticity in his union, at 63 years old, he definitively buried the old tactical manual of the nineties, took off his midfielder from the central defenders, and launched himself to conquer the unknown. The 1-6 that his team achieved at the Johan Cruyff Arena this Tuesday confirms that it is never too late to start regeneration. At this start of the season there is no team in continental Europe that plays with more dynamism, more daring and more rigor than the southern team, ingenious with the ball and sophisticated in pressure, crusher of Liverpool (4-1), scourge of Rangers (0-3) and martyrdom of Ajax.
“We have achieved a great result by always pressing and looking for the goal at all times, until the end of the match. But now let’s focus on the Cremonese!” Spalletti said, sticking to prudence. Series A, the first shield after the last of Maradona, in 1989, it is his great goal.
From a coordinated 4-3-3 to obsession, the Florentine has done what coaches who respect the fundamental principles of their trade do. First and foremost, choose the Praetorians well: the tireless Di Lorenzo, his spiritual leader; the wise Lobotka, his pilot; Zambo Anguissa, his creative midfielder; and the intrepid Raspadori officiating false nine to download, download and fly into space. Between all of them they put together the traps from which this inexperienced Ajax, badly rebuilt after the departures of Antony and Lisandro Martinez, did not escape.
“Star team, cosmic performance!” tweeted Aurelio de Laurentis in a fit of euphoria, after the match. The owner of Naples lives in a cloud since last spring the team began to develop a football that in Italy is unstoppable. This is confirmed by the classification in Serie A, which leads with 20 points in eight games.
Bayern does not yearn for tank Lewandowski
If Naples has taken off thanks to the most innovative football that can be seen in Italy, Bayern is not far behind in the laborious progression of the modernist experiment that monitors the eccentric Nagelsmann.
Like Napoli in Amsterdam, Bayern in Munich picked up nine points from three games and virtually secured their qualification. It will be enough for the Bavarian team to win in one of the three days remaining in group C to go through to the round of 16. The half ticket was the result of a 5-0 win against Plzen. More than a resounding scoreboard, the confirmation that Bayern is taking another important step after the game and results crisis that gripped them in September and that compromised the work of Julian Nagelsmann in the difficult company that he undertakes after the sale of Robert Lewandowski to Barca .
A wall and a pipe from Musiala with Leroy Sane dismantled the fragile matted defense of Viktoria Plzen. The 1-0 was followed by other combinations of Musiala, Davis, Mane, Sane and Choupo-Moting, to fatten the win without defensive setbacks for goalkeeper Neuer. With this result, Bayern has 42 goals in 13 games in all competitions. Based on an elaborate and collectivist game. Without tankwithout nineand without nostalgia for Lewis.
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