Chilean player Edu Vargas put Napoli in front after six minutes, when he received a pass from the midfield and fired a right-foot shot past AIK Solna’s goalkeeper Turina. The Swedish side’s reaction amounted to a couple of shots on goal and an ineffective pressure in the midfield in the second part of the first half. Karikari had a good chance for AIK Solna in the 12th minute, but his header went wide. In the 19th minute, Behrami played the ball for Vargas, but the pass turned out to be too long for the Chilean player. In the 26th minute, Rosati deflected a shot by Mutumba from the left, only for the ball to end on Bangura’s feet, but Napoli’s defence managed to clear.
About thirty minutes into the second half, a powerful shot by Insigne grazed the left post. Two minutes later, Matumba set up Bangura inside Napoli’s penalty area, but Rosati palmed the ball to a corner kick. The goalkeeper pulled off another great save on a shot by Danielsson in the 38th minute. At half time, Napoli deputy coach Frustalupi brought on Hamsik to replace El Kaddouri. It took less than a minute for Varags to score his second goal. Vargas had another effort saved by Turina in the 8th minute. Two minutes later, Donadel was replaced by Dzemaili. Vargas scored another goal in the 23rd minute, and Hamsik was sent off six minutes later. Former Udinese player Goitom replaced Karikari for AIK Solna shortly afterwards.
Zuniga was brought on for Vargas in the 34th minute. Despite being one man down, Napoli went on to score one more goal through Dzemaili in the last minutes of the game. (AGI)
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