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Europa league | Spartak beats Napoli


Aleksandr Sobolev’s first-half double helped Spartak Moscow to a 2-1 home victory over Serie A leader Napoli on Wednesday which moved the Russians top of their Europa League group.

All four teams can still progress from Group C and the winner of Leicester’s game against Legia Warsaw would replace Spartak at the summit.

After a fast start to the season, Napoli is now winless in three games in all competitions.

Russian international Sobolev gave Sparta the lead with a third-minute penalty before netting again before the half-hour mark.

Eljif Elmas pulled one back for the visitors in the second period, but Napoli could not find an equaliser.

The result:

Group C: Spartak Moscow 2 (Sobolev 3-pen, 28) bt Napoli 1 (Elmas 64).

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