Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/13/13
Gonzalo Higuain described Napoli's UEFA Champions League elimination as "absurd" after they exited the tournament despite a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday night . Borussia Dortmund 's late winner at Marseille meant Napoli came third in Group F - due to an inferior three-way head-to-head record with the Germans and Arsenal - even though they finished with 12 points having won four of their six games. No other side in Champions League history had accumulated such a haul and gone out - in contrast, Zenit St Petersburg advanced from Group G with just six points - and Argentina international Higuain struggled afterwards to understand what had happened. "I can't believe we didn't make it," Higuain told his club's official website. "To have been eliminated in this manner seems absurd. "No-one else in the other groups have collected 12 points and not qualified. "We have played a fantastic Champions League and we deserved to go through. "The team has shown its true value and we want...
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