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Twitter mocks former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez after second Champions League qualification failure

Rafael Benitez’ final game as Napoli manager ended in the worst possible way as he failed to lead the Serie A outfit into the Champions League for the second time this season.

The Spaniard boss has been heavily rumoured to be taking over the reigns at Real Madrid next week, which has led to some on social media questioning just how he could be so lucky.

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Benitez revealed last week (via BBC Sport) that he was to step down as Napoli after the last game of the season against Lazio on Sunday night. His side went into the game at the Stadio San Paolo needing to win in order to secure Champions League qualification.

After fighting back from 2-0 down thanks to a Gonzalo Higuain brace, the Argentine striker blew the chance to put the Gli Azzurri ahead when he blazed his spot-kick over the bar with 15 minutes remaining.

Late goals from Ogenyi Onazi and Miroslav Klose sealed a 4-2 win for Lazio and denied the hosts an opportunity of playing in Europe’s elite competition for the second time this campaign.

It was back in August where Benitez’ side were knocked out at the play-off stage by Athletic Bilbao prompting those on Twitter to question if the former Liverpool manager is the best man to replace Carlo Ancelotti:

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