Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring for the Partenopei in the first half and that was followed up by Lorenzo Insigne’s second half strike. Juan Zuniga also got on the score sheet, however, it was on the wrong end of the field as he struck an own goal.
Napoli came into the fixture riding a wave of confidence after their league win over Atalanta on the weekend meant they and Roma remain the only teams in Serie A to have taken maximum points off their opponents.
But they knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task against the Germans, who finished as last season’s runners-up in the Champions League.
Napoli were doing well to peg the German’s back and Gonzalo Higuain nearly scored in the 17th minute when his ball headed towards goal. However, Neven Suboti? appeared from nowhere and made a splendid recovery tackle to clear the danger.
The hosts deservingly took the lead just before the half hour. Juan Zúñiga sent in a cross from the left towards the penalty spot, and Higuaín did well to get in front of Marcel Schmelzer to head the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-0.
As a result, Mitchell Langerak, the reserve goalkeeper, was brought on and Jakub Blaszcykowski sacrificed.
With a man’s advantage it was all too easy for Napoli as they turned the score line to 2-0 midway through the second half. Lorenzo Insigne struck the ball from a free-kick and it bent around the wall and in off the underside of the bar, giving the second choice shot-stopper Langerak no chance.
In the final three minutes of play, Dortmund were gifted a consolation goal when Zuniga shockingly turned the ball into the back of his own net. He volleyed it in at the far post from a cross made by Marco Reus, making it 2-1 at the finish.