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'Trentino Cup': Napoli vs. Hellas Verona 2-0, Liivak scores his third pre-season goal

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If the two goals against an amateur side could be considered a good start, the goal scored by Frank Liivak today is even more valuable.

Napoli Primavera are engaged in a friendly tournament named ‘Trentino Cup’ which involves also Hellas Verona and Inter. Each team play each other in 45-minute games.

Napoli Primavera arrives at Mezzano in Primiero venue where Trentino Cup is taking place. In the background the Inter bus

Napoli Primavera arrives at Mezzano in Primiero venue where Trentino Cup is taking place. In the background the Inter bus

Napoli has started against Hellas.

Frank was fielded by Saurini in the usual 4-2-3-1.

Instead of being upfront, he was positioned on the right flank with lone-striker Pawel Krauz, Polish trialist.

Napoli opened the game with Bifulco (2’) and closed with Liivak (34’). The Estonian international headed past the Hellas goalkeeper a corner kick taken by Gaetano.

Considering Verona lost to Inter as well (with same score), the final game against the 'nerazzurri' was basically assigning the trophy.

Napoli equalized 1-1 thanks to De Iorio pulling level with Yao's opener.
Frank was fielded in same position. The 'Azzurri' lost at penalties when Mangiapia kicked well over the bar (see video here)

Frank wearing number 9 on the pitch of Mezzano in Primiero

Frank wearing number 9 on the pitch of Mezzano in Primiero


Napoli Primavera official season will start on the 30th of August with the 'Campionato Nazionale Primavera' kick-off. The calendar has not been drawn yet. Napoli have been entered in Central-Southern Italy group (C) made up by the following clubs: Avellino, Bari, Catania, Crotone, Empoli, Frosinone, Latina, Lazio, Livorno, Palermo, Roma, Ternana

Napoli will debut in the national cup (Coppa Italia Primavera) on the 17th of September against Cagliari peers. If they will pass the leg, they will play against the winner of Catania-Avellino on the 29th of October.

In between, they might also debut in the UEFA Youth League provided that Napoli will win the play-offs of the Champions League and qualify to the group stage.


The 'Trentino Cup' trophy won by Inter after penalty shoot-outs against Napoli

The 'Trentino Cup' trophy won by Inter after penalty shoot-outs against Napoli

The line-up against Hellas Verona in the Trentino Cup

NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): Contini; Palumbo, Mangiapia, Girardi, Anastasio; Palmiero, Prezioso; Liivak, Gaetano, Bifulco; Krauz.

Substitutions: Gionta, De Masi, De Simone, Frulio, Esposito, De Iorio, Selva, Di Fiore, Granata, Lombardi, Ferrara.

The line-up against Inter in the Trentino Cup

NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): Contini; Palumbo, Mangiapia, Girardi, Anastasio; Palmiero, Prezioso; Liivak, Gaetano, Bifulco; Krauz.

Substitutions: Gionta, De Masi, De Simone, Frulio, Esposito, De Iorio, Selva, Di Fiore, Granata, Lombardi, Ferrara.