FC Utrecht 3 – SSC Napoli 3


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Holland World Cup reserve goalkeeper MICHEL VORM of FC Utrecht, who had several significant saves in the UEFA Europa League match, courageously saves the close-range shot of SSC Napoli’s Argentina interntional striker EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI (22) at the Stadion Galgenwaard in the Netherlands. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
12/2/2010

3 – FC Utrecht (HOL) ——— van Wolfswinkel 6′, pen 28′, Demouge 35′
3 – SSC Napoli (ITA) ———- Cavani 5′, 42′, pen 70′

For all the goals — to speak nothing of scoring chances — absolutely nothing was settled as visiting Serie A side SSC NAPOLI fought back from two goals down on the road to draw 3-3 with Dutch Eredivisie outfit FC UTRECHT in Group K of the UEFA Europa League.

21-year-old attacker RICKY VAN WOLFSWINKEL, who made his senior international debut for the Netherlands against Ukraine in August, struck for a brace while veteran striker FRANK DEMOUGE added a goal in the 35th minute to sent FC Utrecht up 3-1.

The emerging van Wolfswinkel, who scored seven goals in 31 league games last season after arriving from Vitesse Arnhem, leads FC Utrecht this term with both 11 goals in 17 Eredivisie matches as well as eight goals in 11 UEFA contests.

But Uruguay World Cup striker EDINSON CAVANI, Napoli’s leading scorer in Serie A with nine goals heading into the match in the Netherlands, completed his hat trick to bring the Italian club back for a share of the spoils; on loan from US Palermo, Cavani also tops Napoli with six goals in the UEFA Europa League this season.

Napoli might have snatched a late winner, but were unfortunate to have the point-blank header of 30-year-old veteran Brazilian defender EMILSON SANCHEZ CRIBARI, a purchase of 500,000 Euros from SS Lazio this summer, rebound off the base of the post in injury time.

The result leaves both FC Utrecht and SSC Napoli with four points after five games in Group K of the UEFA Europa League. In the final round of matches at this stage, Napoli will host Steaua Bucharest while FC Utrecht must travel to England and face FC Liverpool at Anfield. The former Romanian army club are currently occupying the critical second place on six points.

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SSC Napoli goalkeeper MORGAN DE SANCTIS, the 33-year-old veteran who could not find first team football with FC Sevilla in Spain but has earned three caps in his career for Italy, dives to stop the well-struck free kick of FC Utrecht’s Belgian winger DRIES MERTENS (11) at the Stadion Galgenwaard in the Low Countries. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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FC UTRECHT : Vorm – Cornelisse, Schut, Wuytens, Nesu – Lensky, Silberbauer – Duplan, van Wolfswinkel, Mertens – Demouge

SSC NAPOLI : De Sanctis – Grava, Cribari, Campagnaro – Camilo Zuniga, Yebda, Gargano, Vitale – Hamsik, Cavani, Lavezzi

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(Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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(Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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(Michael Kooren/Reuters)
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