The Italian club secured a grand 3-0 victory in the Napoli vs RB Salzburg UEFA Europa League ‘Round of 16’ first leg match. And with that victory, they strengthened their chance to have their place in the Europa League quarterfinals this season. They almost dominated the Austrian side RB Salzburg throughout the match.
Arkadiusz Milik scored the first goal for Napoli in the 10th minute of the match. Shortly after, Fabian Ruiz Pena scored the second goal for the club in the 18th minute. In the second half, Jerome Onguene scored an own goal that finally sealed the match for Napoli with a 3-0 score. RB Salzburg tried their best but failed to score an equalizer.
Napoli vs RB Salzburg Full Highlights
Recently, Napoli’s head coach Carlo Ancelotti made a buzz in the media with his controversial statement against Paris Saint-Germain. Ancelotti had a PSG connection as he previously led the French club to the Ligue 1 victory in the 2012-13 season. But now, he seems quite disappointed by PSG’s recent defeat against Manchester United.
While talking about PSG’s recent UEFA Champions League defeat against Manchester United, Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti said via Sky Sport Italia, “Incredible. It was incredible.” The former PSG coach then further added, “If I had been on the PSG bench, I don’t know what I would’ve done. Probably find the closest bridge and jump off it.”
Napoli vs RB Salzburg Final Score
He then also talked about the absence of several players on the Napoli squad and said, “I am not worried about their absence, as we have reliable center-backs, but I was more concerned by the lack of balance in the final stages.” He added, “It’s a good result, there are still 90 minutes to play and we cannot make calculations. We did some things well, some not so well, and we’ve got to work on those.”
Carlo Ancelotti said, “We allowed some dangerous counter-attacks and through runs that at 3-0 we really could’ve avoided. We can be impenetrable when we defend well, but we get too exuberant and try to push forward.” He added, “Salzburg have proved they’ve got great pace and stamina, so we need to be on alert. We need to score at least a goal in the second leg, otherwise we’ll run risks.”