Europa League - Semi-Final - 1st Leg
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Napoli 1-1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Yevhen Seleznyov scores
Napoli felt Yevhen Seleznyov's equaliser was offside

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk scored an away goal as they drew with Napoli in the Europa League semi-final first leg.

David Lopez Silva put Rafael Benitez's Serie A hosts ahead with a header from Lorenzo Insigne's corner early in the second half.

Dnipro brought Yevhen Seleznyov off the bench and the striker scored with his first touch, tapping in Artem Fedetskiy's cross from close range.

The winners will face either Sevilla or Fiorentina in the Warsaw final.

That is likely to be Sevilla, the defending champions, who won their first leg 3-0 in Spain. The second legs of both games will be next Thursday.

The winners of the tournament will qualify for next season's Champions League group stages.

Napoli are four points off the qualification spaces in Serie A.

Benitez is aiming to become the first manager to win the Uefa Cup or Europa League with three different clubs, having won with Valencia in 2004 and Chelsea two years ago.

Line-ups

Napoli

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 45Andujar
  • 11Maggio
  • 33Albiol
  • 5Britos
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 19López SilvaSubstituted forGarganoat 71'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 77'minutes
  • 17Hamsik
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forMertensat 82'minutes
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 4Adriano Buss
  • 14Mertens
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 77Gargano
  • 88Inler

Dnipropetrovsk

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 71Boyko
  • 44FedetskiyBooked at 73mins
  • 23Silva Bacelar
  • 14Cheberyachko
  • 12de Matos Cruz
  • 7KankavaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBezusat 69'minutes
  • 25Fedorchuk
  • 24LuchkevichSubstituted forVilela Gamaat 57'minutes
  • 29Rotan
  • 10Konoplyanka
  • 9N KalinicSubstituted forSeleznyovat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vlad
  • 11Seleznyov
  • 16Lastuvka
  • 19Bezus
  • 20Vilela Gama
  • 39Svatok
  • 99Nascimento
Referee:
Svein Oddvar Moen
Attendance:
41,095

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamDnipropetrovsk
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 1, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

  4. Post update

    Denys Boyko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Walter Gargano (Napoli).

  6. Post update

    Roman Bezus (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Ruslan Rotan.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Artem Fedetskiy.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Maggio.

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    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Evgen Cheberyachko.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Denys Boyko.

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    Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Valeriy Fedorchuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  14. Post update

    Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Evgen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Walter Gargano (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manolo Gabbiadini.

  17. Post update

    Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Valeriy Fedorchuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roman Bezus (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Bruno Gama.

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