Napoli started life without Rajkovic, with a 2-1 win against newly relegated Hamburg. Moutinho who was suspended for the Italian sides opener, came in for his debut and took 2 minutes to bag his first goal for the club with a trademark freekick. It was end to end stuff then, before Alario was sent off for Hamburg. However that spurned the Germans on who equalised through Sanchez. With the game heading for a draw, Vidal picked out Bamford who sent the travelling support wild with a fantastic winner in the last minute.
“its been a great start, and that was a big test for us against a side who have come down. We have taken last seasons great run towards the end into the new campaign and the team is currently bouncing with confidence. I’ve always said you won’t see the best of us until the second half of the season, so to get 6 points from 6 on the board at the start is more than we could of possibly imagined. In Moutinho and Vidal we have 2 little magician’s, despite their age who can unlock doors. They are key for us this season. We’ve another tough game next against Flamengo who are one of the favourites for promotion. They’ve started the season well also, so we will need to be at our very best if we are to get something from the game”