Napoli knocked out because Waste Opportunities
Jakarta – Napoli failed to advance to the final round of the Europa League after being knocked Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk before dawn. Allenatore Partenopei Rafael Benitez called the negative result was due to the inability of the players taking advantage of opportunities.
Napoli 1-2 aggregate defeat of Dnipro. Napoli diving semifinal second leg is to draw 1-1 at home. Lost on away goals it makes opponents the upper hand in the second leg at the Olympic Stadium, Kiev on Friday (05/15/2015) pm. Dnipro could even win 1-0 at home.
Though Napoli appear more dominant throughout the game. Soccernet noted, Napoli dominant in ball possession to 63%. Napoli are also more frequently fired the ball toward the goal, up to 19 times with six targeted. Dnipro only made 10 shots but seven of them on target.
One golden opportunity wasted occurred in the 10th minute. Gonzalo Higuain is getting feedback from Gokhan Inler tried to infiltrate the host’s goal. However, Dnipro goalkeeper Denys Boyko can anticipate well.
“I think we’ve created enough chances to score that we needed. I was disappointed with the aftermath can control and create a lot of chances, a goal changed everything,” Benitez said as quoted by Football Italia.
“The team had chances to score but did not take it. Gonzalo Higuain is a forward, it is natural for the public expect him to make goals.
“This squad is quite disappointing and we should be better,” he said.