The Partenopei went into the game already 3-0 up from the first leg but rather than sit back to defend their aggregate lead, Edy Reja’s men went out gung ho and finished the job in style.
Napoli were in control from start to finish as the
visitors hardly threatened with Gianello a spectator in between the sticks for
the home side.
The San Paolo outfit ran riot on the night with Samuele Dalla Bona and Marcelo Zalayeta
coming close early on. The former Chelsea
man showed why he is still considered useful in Edy Reja’s side as he pulled
the strings during the first half.
Dalla Bona should have scored when Montervino
played him through but he saw his effort come back off the upright.
Edy Reja's men didn’t have to wait long for the opener though as Rinaudo latched on
to a loose ball to put his side ahead on the night with a well taken finish.
half ended with Napoli on top and more of the
same was to come in the second period.
Pia made it 2-0 shortly after the restart with a nice finish on the turn
before Rinaudo grabbed his second after the Albanian defence fell asleep.
Ezequiel Lavezzi returned fresh from his Olympic glories with Argentina and
he marked the occasion with a well taken goal to pile more misery on the away
team as the stadium went crazy.
Hamsik finally completed the rout just before time when he was gifted a chance
by the brilliant German Denis.
was a great performance from a Napoli team which have shown they mean business
following their return to Europe for the first
time since 1994.