Soccer: Naples wakes up smiling after night of celebration



 Naples, 8 December - Naples inhabitants woke up smiling on Thursday following a night of celebration after Napoli reached the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win at Spanish side Villarreal.Progressing from what was called the Group of Death, as it also featured German giants Bayern Munich and star-studded Premier League leaders Manchester City, is being hailed as a historic achievement for a side taking part in the Champions League for the first time.The city went wild when the final whistle was blown late on Wednesday, with people taking to the streets waving flags, jumping into fountains, setting off fireworks and driving around honking horns.Over 2,000 fans went to the city airport early on Thursday to welcome back the team, although the players went out through a back exit without saluting them. The celebrations continued Thursday morning with news stands struggling to meet the demand of customers wanting to read about the massive feat in the sports press. The victory also dominated breakfast conservation at cafe's in the city. (ANSA)


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