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Napoli vs Rangers Highlights | S.S.C. Napoli beat Rangers F.C. 3-0 to keep their lead in Group A in UEFA Champions League 2022-23 and go to the round of 16. Giovanni Simeone scored twice in the 1st half & Leo Ostigard added a third to help the resurgent Serie A team keep its perfect record in the Champions League this season. However, before their final match against Ajax, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team is at the bottom of the standings with no points.

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Napoli vs Rangers Highlights 2022

Napoli vs Rangers Highlights

Their European campaign is hanging by the barest of threads due to Rangers’ 3-0 loss to Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team entered this game bottom of Group A after losing their first four Champions League group games.

As a result, they faced an uphill battle to prolong their time in Europe.

They knew they needed to perform as well as Ajax did against Liverpool at the Johan Cruyff Arena if they wanted to finish third and qualify for the Europa League knockout round.

Being up against a Napoli squad on an 11-match winning streak was never going to be simple.

So Luciano Spalletti put some of his key players, including Victor Osimhen, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia & Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, on the bench in the rematch, which his team won 3-0 at Ibrox.

There was little impact on Napoli’s performance. After 11 minutes, the hosts took the lead when Giovanni Simeone smashed a shot past Allan McGregor & into the far corner after Giovanni Di Lorenzo split the defense with a first-time pass from far out on the right.

Five minutes later, Mario Rui made a move on the left and found Simeone with a curling cross that he headed in from five yards, giving Napoli a 2-0 lead.

When Di Lorenzo set up Tanguy Ndombele for a shot that rebounded off the crossbar later, it appeared that the first half might end in a rout.

Even though Giacomo Raspadori gave the Rangers several reprieves, they could still avoid further harm before halftime.

The visitors made their first effort at goal at the 40-minute mark when Malik Tillman danced into the area, but Alex Meret made an incredible save to keep it out as Alfredo Morelos failed just before halftime.

After the restart, Simeone came close to scoring his third goal when he lobbed McGregor, but the ball bounced off the ground and landed on the roof of the net instead.

He then attempted to test the Rangers keeper from a tight angle, but McGregor was able to get low and make a save at his near post.

Morelos gave the Rangers their most excellent opportunity to get back into the game.

Ben Davies sent in a cross that appeared most likely to lead to a goal, but the Colombian let the ball run between his legs.

Leo Ostigard rose highest at a corner and sent the ball past McGregor to give Napoli a third late in the game.

Rangers can still qualify for the Europa League courtesy of a 3-0 loss for Ajax, but after suffering a 4-0 defeat to the Eredivisie giants in September, their prospects of winning on head-to-head are very minimal.

Giovanni Simeone Napoli | Man Of The Match in Napoli vs Rangers

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Giovanni Simeone Napoli | Man Of The Match in Napoli vs Rangers

Despite having two goals, Simeone was one of many outstanding performers in the match.

At right-back, Di Lorenzo consistently displayed creative genius, and Kim Min-jae excelled in the middle of the defense.

Simeone nevertheless earned the win for setting the tone with his brace.

He was agonizingly close to winning the game, but his first hat trick in Napoli colors would have to wait.

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Napoli vs Rangers | Match Report

11 Goal!

Wow, what a help. Simeone receives the ball from Di Lorenzo on the right and shoots past McGregor and into the far corner after receiving a first-time pass through the lines from Di Lorenzo.

16 Goal

Another fantastic goal and another outstanding assist. Simeone scores with a diving header after Rui scampers up the left side of the field and whips in a precise cross.

21 Of The Woodwork

Di Lorenzo cuts inside after finding himself with plenty of room on the right, setting up Ndombele. He rattles the crossbar from a distance of 20 yards.

44 Good Save

When Napoli misplaces the ball in a hazardous zone, Morelos rushes forward. He attempts to score under pressure from Ostigard, but Meret gets low to his left and deflects the ball around the post.

66 Big Miss

The opportunity was the greatest Rangers have in the game. Morelos receives a low cross from Davies, but he cannot make contact with the ball despite having the goal at his fingertips.

81 Goal!

Ostigard receives a free header from a corner and hammers it into the goal.


McGregor – 5

Lundstram – 3

Morelos – 4

King – 4

Yilmaz – 3

Wright – 3

Tavernier – 4

Tillman – 6

Kent – 4

Davies – 4

Sands – 4


Arfield – 5

Sakala – 5

Colak – 4

Barisic – 5

Player Ratings


Meret – 7
Di Lorenzo – 8

Raspadori – 7

Simeone – 8

Elmas – 7

Politano – 6
Rui – 7
Ostigard – 7
Ndombele – 7
Kim – 8

Lobotka – 7


Gaetano – 6

Zanoli – N/A

Lozano – 6

Zerbin – 5

Zielinski – 5

Napoli vs Rangers | Key Stat Highlights

  • In his first four Champions League appearances, Giovanni Simeone has scored four goals.
  • Only Giovanni Simeone and his father, Diego, have scored 4 goals in their 1st four Champions League games, according to Opta.
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