Google+ PLANET FOOT 7: UEFA Champions League: Napoli 2 - Dortmund 1.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

UEFA Champions League: Napoli 2 - Dortmund 1.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Lorenzo Insigne helped Napoli to a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in a frenetic Champions League affair.

Summer signing Gonzalo Higuain nodded the hosts into the lead just before the half hour mark, but the drama had only begun as Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller was shown a straight red for hacking down the Argentine shortly after.Despite the numeric disadvantage the Germans created chances and Marco Reus thought he had equalised only for his attempt to fly just broad of the post.

The second half began in same fashion to the first with both sides showing industry in the final third however the Italians boosted their lead through Lucas Insigne just after the hour mark with a smart finish.

Dortmund pulled one back with three minutes remaining after Zuniga put the ball through his own net, but the Bundesliga outfit could not force an equaliser as Napoli marked a crucial group stage victory.

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