The Neapolitans lead the standings, Atalanta behind by 2 points
Napoli wins 4-1 on the Cremonese field in the match valid for the ninth day of the Serie A 2022-2023 and is only in first place in the standings. The Azzurri coached by Spalletti rose to 23 points, with 2 points clear of Atalanta, who drew 2-2 at Udinese. Cremonese, stuck at 3 points, shares the last place in the ranking with Sampdoria.
THE MATCH – Napoli starts with his foot on the accelerator and touches the goal after just 100 seconds. Rahmani starts with the ball and devours half the pitch, enters the Cremonese area and kicks with his right: crossing the goalposts. The hosts equalized the wood count in the 10 ‘: Zanimacchia tries from an excellent position on the developments of a corner, full post. The balance jumps to 26 ‘. Kvaratskhelia goes down in the Cremonese area after a contact with Bianchetti: for the referee Abisso is a penalty, Politano makes no mistake and signs the 1-0 for the Azzurri. Napoli manages the game without taking risks, the grigiorossi are struggling to create chances until the interval in a match that does not offer other thrills until the 45 ‘. The recovery begins with a double chance for Napoli: first Raspadori and then Anguissa, however, slam on Radu. From the possible doubling, in a few seconds there is a draw. Cremonese combines on the opponent’s trocar, Ascacibar’s shot is deflected and turns into an assist for Dessers: elementary touch from a few meters, 1-1 at 47 ‘.
The goal ignites the newly promoted, which continues to keep the pace high. At 54 ‘Dessers looks for a brace, on the other side at 56’ Raspadori still finds Radu. Napoli tries to take advantage of set pieces, but Politano’s aim is not flawless and fades a chance from a good position. On the other hand, Simeone’s detachment in the 76th minute is perfect. Mario Rui’s cross from the left, Radu cannot intervene and the Argentine, alone at the far post, heads in: 1-2. The Azzurri control the last portion of the match and before the final triple whistle the trio fall: perfect counterattack, Lozano just has to put the 3-1 ball on the net. Before the curtain glory also for Olivera: winning header, poker and Napoli first alone.