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Coaches content after City and Napoli draw

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 0.47CET
Manchester City FC manager Roberto Mancini said "the first game is always difficult" after his side came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against group stage debutants SSC Napoli.

Match statistics

Man. CityNapoli

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)62
 
38
Total attempts24
 
12
on target4
 
2
off target13
 
9
st_blocked7
 
1
against woodwork2
 
1
Corners9
 
8
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
12
Passes661
 
373
completed533
 
239

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 19:30 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 0.47CET

Coaches content after City and Napoli draw

Manchester City FC manager Roberto Mancini said "the first game is always difficult" after his side came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against group stage debutants SSC Napoli.

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager
It was good as the first game is always difficult. It was difficult to play against Napoli because they defend very well and when they went on the attack they were dangerous. We played well but then we conceded a goal. For ten minutes we played OK but after that we did well and scored − I'm happy.

It was good as the first game is always difficult. It was difficult to play against Napoli because they defend very well and when they went on the attack they were dangerous
Roberto Mancini
We scored, but in such a stadium, with such an atmosphere, if you don't score the second goal then it's quite normal for the hosts to hit back and that's what happened
Walter Mazzarri

We played our first game in the Champions League, maybe some players wanted to win the game alone because we took one touch too many in the first half. We wanted to win but the Champions League is hard and for us it was important to play well.

Walter Mazzarri, Napoli coach
We didn't start well and had some problems in the first half when we were lucky not to concede. Then, in the second half, we broke the ice and started to play better. At certain points we probably tried to do the impossible, such as trying to score from 40 meters − that's too much.

We scored, but in such a stadium, with such an atmosphere, if you don't score the second goal then it's quite normal for the hosts to hit back and that's what happened. In any case, my players are working hard, we are always trying to play our football, even if we weren't able to do so in the first half.

Last updated: 26/09/14 5.15CET

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