Preview - Lazio vs Napoli 21 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 20, 2017, 09:33 PM

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Lazio vs Napoli

It is a clash between two of the form sides. Lazio were held to a goalless draw by SPAL in the opening weekend, but have since won four competitive games on the spin. The Rome outfit have also scored at least three goals in four of their six competitive games, which makes this game a thoroughly attacking one. Napoli whipped new boys Benevento 6-0 on Sunday, redeeming themselves after a shock Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 1. That win propelled them to the top of the table. Napoli are at full strength, while Lazio will be without the injured Felipe Anderson and Wallace. Key defender Stefan de Vrij also faces a late fitness test after suffering flu and muscular issues. Keep an eye for Ciro Immobile too. The 27-year-old Lazio striker has nine goals in six competitive games so far, and will be raring to head into double digits. Napoli last lost in the Eternal City in 2012.


Match Stats:

  • Lazio 1-4 Napoli
  • Shots: 5-17
  • Possession: 36%-64%
  • Corner kicks: 3-2

Napoli came from behind to beat Lazio to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season and go top of the table.

Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij had given Lazio the lead before Maurizio Sarri's side roared back.

Kalidou Koulibaly, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens turned the match on its head before Jorginho's stoppage-time penalty sealed a fine win.

Napoli have a maximum 15 points from five games, the same as champions Juventus.

It is 27 years since Napoli last won the Serie A title, when Diego Maradona played for the Naples club.

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