Earlier today at the Ukrainian FC Medalist Training Ground, the Napoli Youth Team won 2-1 in a hard fought battle against Shakhtar Donetsk’s Youth squad. The Azzurrini took home an important 3 points in style as they battled with 2 players down due to red cards. In the 45′ minute Napoli’s promising young talented midfielder Gianluca Gaetano unleashed a rocket from the top of the box into the top left corner. The youth team displayed a solid first half. Shakhtar then tied it up in the 72′ minute with a goal from Kulakov. Then a minute later in the 72’minute, Napoli responded well taking a 2-1 lead as Gaetano crossed it from a set piece deflecting off the chest of forward Alessio Zerbin in the box.
Napoli’s youth team has many promising young talent and can fight for qualifying into the next round of 16. Could this youth team follow in the footsteps of Napoli and potentially both make it into the round of 16? Forza Napoli Sempre!!!
Players to Watch: (DF) G. Esposito, (MF) G. Gaetano, (ST) A. Zerbin, (ST) C. Palmieri
Next Match: Tuesday September 26th At Home vs. Feyenoord (14:00 ITA) (8:00 am EST)
By: Mark Manganiello
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