The Neapolitans impose themselves in Rome and are first at the top with Milan
Prestigious victory for Napoli who, like last year, won the Olimpico 2-1 against Lazio in the advance of the 5th round of Serie A. Zaccagni’s immediate advantage stuns the guests: the reaction is late, but at 38 ‘Kim achieves the draw. A great start to the recovery of the guests with many chances created culminates in Kvaratskhelia’s decisive goal in the 61st minute. The biancocelesti try to react in vain and complain about a possible penalty not granted due to a foul by Mario Rui on Lazzari. Napoli reaches Milan at the top with 11 pointsLazio is seventh with 8 points.
THE MATCH – Ready to go and immediately thrills with Zaccagni who receives at the edge of the penalty area, controls and turns quickly – taking advantage of a bland marking – to kick at the net and find the goal of the biancoceleste advantage after just 4 ‘. Napoli is unable to react and raise the pace to find gaps in a very narrow line-up like the Lazio one in which the attacking outsiders retreat on the line of the midfielders in the defensive phase with Milinkovic-Savic who is placed just behind the Immobile. After the initial blaze, the race does not offer great emotions with the hosts managing the possession and closing the gates and guests unable to raise the pace and find spaces to attack to arrive dangerously from the parts of Provedel.
Before the half hour, Napoli manages to find some passage in the lanes to go to the cross, but without ever bringing dangers to Lazio’s goal. The first real chance arrives in the 33 ‘when Kvaratskhelia steals the ball from Milinkovic-Savic and flies towards the goal kicking, however, without too much conviction with Provedel blocking on the ground. The Georgian is still the most dangerous man with a sensational pole hit three minutes later with a great blow from distance. The equal goal arrives in the 38th minute with Kim who finds the equalizer on a corner action thanks to the decisive intervention of the goal line technology. In the final problem for Lozano, who has the worst in a plane crash with Marusic: the Mexican is forced to go out on a stretcher for a blow to the head and is replaced by Politano.
The start of the Neapolitan team in the second half is arrembante with Provedel who has to make two major interventions, low output on Kvaratskhelia and on a header by Zielinski. Shortly after the biancoceleste goalkeeper is saved from the post by Osimhen’s shot. At 61 ‘Kvaratskhelia found the winning goal by making the most of Anguissa’s low pass and passing the Lazio goalkeeper with a powerful shot.
The biancoceleste team wakes up and pushes on the side of Felipe Anderson who puts it in the center for Immobile, but finds the great closure of Rrahmani. Shortly after vibrant protests for a wide arm of Mario Rui on the face of Lazzari that the referee judges involuntary by not whistling the penalty kick and admonishing Milikovic-Savic for protests.
The Brazilian Felipe Anderson is the most on the ball of his team and with a header he calls Meret to the great save when 71 minutes have passed. The race is now in jerks with attacks and counterattacks that create dangers, but fail to change the result. The best opportunity happens to Pedro who goes away in solitary percussion in the 90 ‘, but does not frame Meret’s goal by a whisker. Curtain.