Italy-ALSHARQIYA November 27 : All Neapolitan players entered the floor of their club's San Paolo stadium wearing the number 10 shirt and the name of Maradona on Thursday evening, the day after the death of their former star, before the start of the team's match against Rijeka, the Croatian, in the fourth round of the European League
All the players wore the black badge and kept the symbol jersey during the presentation of the two teams and during the minute of silence when a picture of the greatest absentee appeared on a giant screen inside the stadium.
Although the match was held behind closed doors, the crowd gathered outside the stadium chanting "Maradona" in addition to other chants.
Hundreds of Napoli scarves were hung from the fence outside the San Paolo stadium, flowers, pictures of children, church candles and even a bottle of wine were placed on the sidewalk at a makeshift shrine.
Napoli dominated from the start and set up several chances before Armando Anastacio accidentally hit his side's net under pressure from Matteo Politano five minutes before the end of the first half.
Herving Lozano clinched Napoli's victory in the 75th minute to ensure the Italian team lead in Group F with nine points from four matches, two points ahead of Alkmaar and Real Sociedad.