Napoli took an enormous stride in direction of their first Serie A title in additional than 30 years with a 5-1 thrashing of Juventus on the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Friday night time.
Though they’ve performed a sport greater than second place AC Milan, who play Lecce on Saturday, Napoli at the least quickly prolonged their lead on the prime of the desk to 10 factors.
Luciano Spalletti’s crew struck first and early towards a Juve that was really coming into this one in first rate kind after placing collectively a string of seven consecutive wins. However Napoli had been merely much better on the night time, seeing extra of the ball, utilizing it extra successfully and taking their possibilities.
Victor Osimhen acquired the ball rolling with a 14th minutes, earlier than turning supplier to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia within the closing levels of the primary half.
Angel Di Maria gave Juve a level of hope when he pulled one again shortly earlier than the interval, however Napoli got here roaring again to maneuver out of sight as soon as the second 45 minutes acquired underway. Kvaratskhelia laid on targets for Amir Rrahmani and Osimhen 10 minutes aside.
Substitute Eljijf Elmas acquired the fifth with round 20 minutes left on the clock.
GK: Meret (6); RB: Di Lorenzo (8), CB: Rrahmani (8), CB: Kim (8), LB: Rui (7); CM: Anguissa (6), CM: Lobotka (7), CM: Zielinski (7); RW: Politano (6), ST: Osimhen (9), LW: Kvaratskhelia (9)
Subs: Elma (7), Olivera (6), Raspadori (5), Ndombele (6), Lozano (N/A)
GK: Szczesny (5); CB: Danilo (5), CB: Bremer (4), CB: Sandro (5); RM: Chiesa (5), CM: McKennie (6), CM: Locatelli (6), CM: Rabiot (6), LM: Kostic (5); AM: Di Maria (6); ST: Milik (6)
Subs: Kean (5), Paredes (7), Iling-Junior (6), Miretti (6), Soule (N/A)
Participant of the match – Victor Osimhen (Napoli)