Union Berlin – Napoli 0-1, extensive summary of the Champions League match

Raspadori celebrates an SSC Napoli goal

The Union Berlin – Napoli match ended 0-1. This result brings serenity back to the blue team. The Neapolitans, in fact, can now enjoy a decidedly more stable situation from a European perspective.

Below is the broad and detailed summary of the match between Union Berlin and Napoli, which ended 0 to 1.

Broad summary of Union Berlin – Napoli 0-1

The match between Union Berlin and Napoli saw the Napoli team emerge as winners with a final result of 0-1.

During the first half, the main action started with a shot by Rani Khedira for Union Berlin in the 39th minute which passed close to the goal. Next, Mario Rui Napoli had the opportunity to take a corner in the 42nd minute, but Union Berlin's defense was able to neutralize it. A few minutes later, at 45+1′, Giacomo Breakers of Napoli was punished for a decisive entry. The first half ended shortly after, at 45+2′.

The beginning of the second half saw an immediate change from Napoli, with Eljif Elmas who replaced Jens Cajuste. In the 55th minute, Rani Khedira again attempted to score for Union Berlin, but his shot was inaccurate. However, in the 65th minute, Napoli opened the scoring: Khvicha kvaratskhelia he provided a masterful assist to Giacomo Breakers who, with a splendid conclusion, beat goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow. This goal proved to be decisive for the match.

Despite the lead, the match remained close, with both teams trying to create opportunities. Union Berlin's Robin Gosens was booked in the 51st minute, followed by Janik Haberer receiving a yellow card in the 53rd minute for a challenge on an opponent. As the half progressed, both coaches made various substitutions to freshen up their teams.

Union Berlin determinedly tried to equalize, with Robin Gosens attempting to create an opportunity at 90+5′, but Napoli's defense was solid and prevented any attempt. After five minutes of injury time, the referee blew the whistle to end the match at 90+6′, consolidating Napoli's 0-1 victory.

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Written by Vincenzo Napolitano
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