Jose Callejon opened the scoring with a cross come shot before two Dries Mertens efforts, a Marek Hamsik effort from close range and another from Spaniard Callejon rounded off an impressive and effortless victory for the Partenopei
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Pepe Reina – 6.5 – Untested
A comfortable evening for the Spaniard who was tested little by the Belgian outfit.
Elseid Hysaj – 6 – Simple
Certainly more active going forward than defensively and was allowed to burst forward at times to assist the attack. Produced some useful crosses into the forwards to limited success
Kalidou Koulibaly – 6 – Robust
Did well to intercept some Brugge passes and broke up play effectively to limit the minimal threat Napoli’s opponents posed.
Raul Albiol – 6 – Comfortable
A quiet evening for the central defender who did not look challenged by what Brugge could throw at him.
Faouzi Ghoulam – 6 – Quiet
An easy match for the Algerian who contributed well for much of the match and managed to get a few shots away despite none finding the target.
Marek Hamsik– 6.5 – Holding
Playing in a more defensive role he shot from distance at times to minimal success. Passed well at times and got a goal early in the second half. With the game won he sacrificed midway through the second half.
Jorginho– 6.5 – Improving
Assisted Mertens second with a well lofted pass who impressed in his deep midfield role.
David Lopez – 7 – Dynamo
One of Napoli’s players who retained his impact throughout the match. Equally active in providing and creating chances himself.
Jose Callejon– 8 – Brilliant
Opened the scoring with a beautiful cross come shot from the right flank for his first goal of the season and followed up with an assist for Mertens shortly after. Got his second following a well timed pass round of a great performance.
Dries Mertens – 8 – Impressive
Did superbly in and around the box with two well timed finishes to ensure the home side started their Europa league campaign with a win.
Gonzalo Higuain – 6 – Outshone
Looked less impressive surrounded by forwards who created and finished opportunities with ease. Substituted half way through the second half after a limited impact.
Allan – 6 – Uneventful
Came on but lacked sparkle as the Azzurri took the foot off the gas
Manolo Gabbiadini – N/A –
Lorenzo Insigne- N/A –