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Vargas hat-trick fires Napoli past AIK

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 20.56CET
SSC Napoli 4-0 AIK Solna
January signing Eduardo Vargas broke his scoring duck for the Partenopei in style with a hat-trick as AIK were blown away in Group F.
Vargas hat-trick fires Napoli past AIK
Eduardo Vargas wheels away in celebration after scoring against AIK ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

NapoliAIK

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target1
 
6
Corners4
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Group F

PPts
SSC Napoli Napoli13
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Dnipro13
PSV Eindhoven PSV10
AIK AIK10
Last updated: 24/10/2012 04:33 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 20.56CET

Vargas hat-trick fires Napoli past AIK

SSC Napoli 4-0 AIK Solna
January signing Eduardo Vargas broke his scoring duck for the Partenopei in style with a hat-trick as AIK were blown away in Group F.

Eduardo Vargas ensured that SSC Napoli's 100th European fixture was one to remember as he scored a hat-trick against AIK Solna in UEFA Europa League Group F.

The young Chile striker, yet to begin a league game for the Partenopei, made the most of a rare starting berth with an assured finish early in each half. His third, with 21 minutes remaining, and Blerim Dzemaili's deflected strike in added time put the seal on Napoli's fourth successive win in all competitions.

The Azzurri went into the game unbeaten at the Stadio San Paolo in 14 European outings, and the prospect of that run ending against AIK began to seem remote when Vargas gave them a sixth-minute lead. Sent clear by Alessandro Gamberini, the 22-year-old held off the backtracking Nils-Eric Johansson, steadied himself and unerringly beat Ivan Turina for his first Napoli goal since joining the club in January.

In Atakora Lalawélé, Mohamed Bangura, Kwame Karikari and Martin Kayongo Mutumba, AIK had pace in abundance, though. As the half developed, the quartet began to pull the Napoli defence here and there, with Karikari spurning a free header and Mutumba causing all manner of consternation with a low ball across goal. European debutant Antonio Rosati was then quick of his line to thwart Bangura.

AIK's task became steeper within seconds of the restart, however, when Vargas ran on to another Gamberini pass and finished with aplomb. He completed his treble midway through the half, rifling substitute Marek Hamšík's tapered pass across Turina. Hamšík was dismissed six minutes later for lashing out at Johansson, but by then Vargas had long since done the damage – and Dzemaili still had time to add a fourth.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

napoli

Napoli

aik

AIK

22
RosatiAntonio Rosati (GK)
27
TurinaIvan Turina (GK)
4
DonadelMarco Donadel
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution56
3
KarlssonPer Karlsson
6
AronicaSalvatore Aronica (C)
4
JohanssonNils-Eric Johansson (C)
Yellow Card75
8
DossenaAndrea Dossena
7
DaníelssonHelgi Daníelsson
Substitution81
9
Vargas                        Eduardo Vargas
Goal6
Goal46
Goal69
Substitution80
9
MutumbaMartin Mutumba
Substitution70
13
El KaddouriOmar El Kaddouri
Substitution46
10
BorgesCelso Borges
16
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
11
AtakoraLalawélé Atakora
21
FernándezFederico Fernández
16
LorentzsonMartin Lorentzson
24
InsigneLorenzo Insigne
22
KarikariKwame Karikari
Substitution76
55
GamberiniAlessandro Gamberini
45
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
85
BehramiValon Behrami
75
BanguraMohamed Bangura
Yellow Card89

Substitutes

1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
13
StamatopoulosKenny Stamatopoulos (GK)
3
UviniBruno Uvini
2
BackmanNiklas Backman
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution46
Red Card75
15
QuaisonRobin Quaison
Substitution70
18
ZúñigaCamilo Zúñiga
Substitution80
20
MoroIbrahim Moro
19
PandevGoran Pandev
24
GustavssonDaniel Gustavsson
20
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
Substitution56
Goal90+1
28
LundbergViktor Lundberg
Substitution81
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
36
GoitomHenok Goitom
Substitution76

Coach

Nicolo Frustalupi (ITA) Andreas Alm (SWE)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)

Fourth official

Laurent Stien (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Olivier Thual (FRA)

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