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Benitez ´satisfied´ with Napoli win

17 February 2014 02:31

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez declared himself 'satisfied' after seeing his team claim a 2-0 win at Sassuolo on Sunday.

Blerim Dzemaili and Lorenzo Insigne were on the scoresheet for Benitez's men at the Citta del Tricolore.

Benitez, whose team are third in the Serie A and four points behind Roma, praised his team for maintaining their standards despite a busy run of games.

"If we see a team playing with this level of intensity despite it being the third game in eight days, then I can only be satisfied," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"Of course we can always improve. Marek Hamsik is sharper now and has more match fitness, so we're starting to see his quality emerge too."

Gonzalo Higuain was substituted on 70 minutes with the severity of his back injury to be confirmed on Monday.

The Argentine may miss Thursday's UEFA Europa League clash against Swansea.

"We can't say anything now, as we have to perform some tests tomorrow. I can't say if he'll play on Thursday, but we have time to evaluate the situation," Benitez said.

"It will be extremely difficult, as Swansea play good football and won't let us keep possession for long."

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0 - 2

Competition
Serie A
Date
16 February 2014
Game week
24
Kick-off
15:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
37' B. Džemaili
 (assist by M. Hamšík)
0 - 2
55' L. Insigne
 (assist by M. Hamšík)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
33
21
31
85
20 37' 45+2'
11
17
9
14
24 43' 55'
Coach: Rafael Benítez

Substitutes

Friday 28 November

Thursday 27 November

23:59
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22:09
21:27
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20:51
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18:40
18:37
18:33
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18:06
17:56
17:48
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16:58
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16:47
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04:02
03:36
02:48
02:23
02:03
01:45
01:42
00:11
00:04
00:02
00:01

Wednesday 26 November

23:50
23:47
23:34
23:29
23:14
23:01
22:55
22:48
22:46
22:42
22:38
22:38
21:31
21:28
21:25
21:12
21:02
20:13
20:00
19:57
18:41
18:35
18:15
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17:05
16:40
16:36
15:50
15:33
14:26
14:07
13:59
13:53
12:24
12:23
11:17
10:41
10:38
10:10
09:42
09:30
06:32
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03:54
03:53
02:15
02:07
01:52
01:32
00:24
00:17
00:09
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00:06
00:02

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +24 31
2 12 +14 28
3 12 +8 22
4 12 +6 21
5 12 +4 20
6 12 +5 19
7 12 +4 18
8 12 +0 18
9 12 +3 17
10 12 +1 16
11 12 -4 15
12 12 -6 14
13 12 -6 14
14 12 -5 13
15 12 -6 12
16 12 +0 11
17 12 -8 10
18 12 -8 9
19 12 -10 8
20 12 -16 6

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