Napoli recently returned to the Champions League and used goalkeeper Pepe Reina as the first choice option in the opening game against Dynamo Kyiv.
Even though the goalkeeper was not able to keep a clean sheet in the match, Napoli managed to get all three points from this difficult away trip courtesy of goals fromMilik. The forward managed to get two goals as Napoli managed a comeback victory. Incredibly, Reina is playing in the Champions League whereas the club that sold him to Napoli – Liverpool – are struggling to even feature in the Europa league.
Once regarded as a top goalkeeper, Reina has spent time at the likes of Bayern Munich in order to get first team football. His best level in the last five years came with Napoli and it was not a surprise that the Italian club decided to bring him back to Italian Serie A. The 34-year-old has been the first choice for Napoli at the start of this league season. Napoli have one of the best defences in the division and Reina is an integral part of it. He has conceded only four goals in the opening five matches and it has left Napoli only one point behind champions Juventus.
After having witnessed Juventus win the title for the last five seasons, Napoli are very determined to end the run. “We needed to finish the game off better in the end, but for the first European match, the result is a positive one. In the Champions League it’s natural to not dominate like we are used to. It’s important to have won on the road. Milik will give us a big helping hand, and so will Gabbiadini. Together they will score many goals over the course of the season. All the new signings are acclimatizing nicely to the group that works hard and with great humility,” said Reina.