Player Ratings: Napoli 5-0 Midtjylland
Omar El Kaddouri and a Manolo Gabbiadini brace effectively ended the contest in the first half before Christian Maggio and Jose Callejon added two more after the interval to complete the rout.
Here are our player ratings for the match. Let us know what you think!
Pepe Reina – 6.5 – Quiet
The Spaniard didn’t have much to do, but was solid when called upon.
Ivan Strinic – 6.5 – Adequate
The Croatian proved satisfactory on both sides of the ball.
Christian Maggio – 7 – Daring
The veteran did what was expected of him, and more. Sold work up the flank and even contributed with a rare goal.
Vlad Chiriches – 7 – Solid
For centre-backs, no news is usually good news. The Romanian formed one half of a very effective partnership.
Kalidou Koulibaly -7.5 – Imposing
The Frenchman won everything that came close to him, both on the ground and in the air.
Mirko Valdifiori – 7.5 – Visionary
It was an impressive passing display for the former Empoli man, getting the assist from a corner kick late in the match.
Marek Hamsik – 7 – Engine
Linked up very well with Insigne down the left. Put in a decent defensive shift as well.
David Lopez – 6.5 – Intelligent
Quietly effective, the Spaniard was credited with an assist for clever layoff on third goal.
Manolo Gabbiadini – 8.5 Man of the Match –
Higuain who? Very dangerous all night, scored two goals and got himself in positions in search of the hat trick.
Lorenzo Insigne – 7.5 – Imaginative
The catalyst for most of Napoli’s attacks until he was substituted. Got the assist in the opening goal.
Omar El Kaddouri – 8 -Involved
A goal and an assist to his name, with chances to further add to his tally.
Allan (53 min) – 6 – Effective
Solidified the midfield in the second half. Came close to scoring on a couple of occasions.
Jose Callejon (57 min) – 6.5 – Opportunist
Lively in his limited time. Converted a late header, though left completely unmarked.
Elseid Hysaj (70 min) – 6 – Committed
Completed every pass and contributed with a couple of tackles as well.