Napoli put the Wolves to the sword

Danes couldn’t come back from tough first half

FC Midtjylland had enjoyed a perfect start to their Europa League campaign with wins against Legia Warsaw and Club Brugge, but the fun ended against Napoli tonight.

The unbeaten Italians won 4-1 in Herning thanks to first-half goals by Jose Callejon and a brace by Manolo Gabbiadini.

Martin Pusic pulled one back for FCM, but the Danes couldn’t come back and Gonzalo Higuain rounded off the scoring in injury time.

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Sitting pretty
Despite the loss, the Wolves still sit in second place in Group D with six points, three behind Napoli and five ahead of the Poles and Belgians, who drew 1-1 tonight in Warsaw.

Up next for FCM will be the return leg in Naples in a fortnight’s time.

Ladies off to solid start
Meanwhile, in other football news, the Danish national women’s team beat Moldova 4-0 at home in their opening Euro 2017 qualifier on Thursday night.

In a game in which they absolutely dominated, they managed to set an unofficial world record for the most open goals missed in a game of football.

Next up for the ladies is a trip to Sweden, the group leaders, on October 27.