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Napoli getting knocked out, made Gonzalo Higuain cry

Three teams finished atop Champions League group F with 12 points, but only two could advance. And despite beating Arsenal 2-0 in their final match, Napoli came up a goal short of being one of those two. This was understandably upsetting to the Italian side and left Gonzalo Higuain, who scored their first goal against Arsenal, in tears after the final whistle.

Napoli staff tried to console the Argentine, but getting knocked out of the tournament’s group of death on the same number of points as the group winner is tough to swallow. It’s only his first season with the club, but he’s been embraced by the fans to a deafening degree (his pre-match introduction is enough to make anyone feel loved).

While Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal go on, Napoli will now have a chance to give manager Rafa Benitez back to back Europa League titles (he won it last season with Chelsea). So that’s something to look forward to, right Gonzalo? Gonzalo?

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