Wonderful Gift for Birthday Benitez
Wolfsburg – Napoli Wolfsburg superior in the cage and beat the home team by a score of 4-1. The victory became a wonderful gift for a birthday Partenopei coach, Rafael Benitez.
In the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals at the Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Thursday (04/16/2015) night local time, Napoli 2-0 until the break through goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Marek Hamsik.
Hamsik scored again in the second half and Manolo Gabbiadini brought the visitors a 4-0 lead. Wolfsburg finally able to score a consolation goal by Nicklas Bendtner.
This victory is quite surprising considering the great Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and are known to be very tough at home. Hamsik even called his team never thought I would win big.
Benitez could grinned to see the performance of his men. He, whose 55th birthday on the day of the game, get a gift in the form of a spectacular appearance.
“It was a spectacular performance. I have long said that this squad has the quality, character, and professionalism. All of this was seen in the evening,” said Benitez told Mediaset.
“Tonight we combine performance with the results, showing the players who work for each other and this attitude can make a difference,” he added.
“We face the second best team in the Bundesliga and the players deserve praise. On the performance and results, this is a very good match. But, I do not know if this is the best of the season,” said the former coach of Inter Milan, Valencia , Liverpool, and Chelsea.
With a 4-1 victory in the first leg, Napoli had a great chance given the semi-final second leg to be held at their home next week. Wolfsburg need to win at least 4-0 to reverse the situation and escaped.