Juventus 2-1 Napoli: Visitors leave with nothing, as The Old Lady secure 2-1 home win against The Blues

Juventus vs. Napoli

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Juventus beat Napoli with a thumping 2-1 victory on Wednesday at the Allianz Stadium. Juve arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 2-2 draw against Torino. Napoli were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Crotone and Roma. After today’s result, Juve and Napoli are 3rd, (59 points) and 5th, (56 points), in the table respectively, after 3 matches.

Juve started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Cristiano Ronaldo giving The Old Lady the lead, on 13 minutes, finishing the first half 1-0.

Juve continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Paulo Dybala, 73 minutes in. The Blues in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Lorenzo Insigne and seeing the game end 2-1.

For Juve, Paulo Dybala, Weston McKennie and Arthur, came on for Alvaro Morata, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Chiesa. Napoli brought on Matteo Politano, Victor Osimhen, Mario Rui, Eljif Elmas and Andrea Petagna, to replace Hirving Lozano, Diego Demme, Elseid Hysaj, Dries Mertens and Fabian Ruiz.

There were bookings for Alex Sandro from Juve. For Napoli, Kalidou Koulibaly and Amir Rrahmani saw yellow.

Juve will next play Genoa at home, with Napoli facing Sampdoria away.