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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Beating Barcelona is always good - Benitez

Beating Barcelona is always good - Benitez


Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was hugely encouraged by his team's performance in a 1-0 victory over Barcelona on Wednesday.

Blerim Dzemaili scored the only goal of the friendly match in Vienna when his powerful half-volley was fumbled by debutant goalkeeper Claudio Bravo 10 minutes from time.

And Benitez, who made 10 second-half substitutions, is pleased with how his team are shaping up ahead of the new season.

"Winning against Barcelona is always a good result," he told the club's official website. "Now the guys deserve all the compliments.

"But, beyond the individuals, it is the team performance that I liked. We did very well both offensively and defensively, and this is a nice result after this first phase of work.

"I had important signals in every sense - this means that we are working well and we have to continue like this.

"We need to better manage this group and then see if we can improve it."

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