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WATCH: David Lopez scores his first Napoli goal to give them a 1-0 lead over Dnipro

Napoli have a lead in the Europa League semifinals thanks to their Spanish midfielder.

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The first half was frustrating for Napoli, proving completely unable to break down a determined Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk defense in this Europa League semifinal match. The partenopei dominated possession and killed off Dnipro's attacks with ease, but they just couldn't get the job done in the final third.

Then the second half started, Napoli earned a corner, and David Lopez found just enough space.

It was the first goal Lopez scored since joining Napoli, and on top of giving Napoli a vital lead, is a wonderful capper for an excellent overall match Lopez has been playing. He's been a wrecking ball in midfield, and his goal was well earned.