Napoli 1-1 Internazionale: Points shared, as Gli Azzurri play out a 1-1 draw at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona

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On Sunday, Napoli and Inter were held to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. Napoli were looking to pick up points after winning last match whilst Inter were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Cagliari and Sassuolo. As it stands, Napoli and Inter currently occupy 5th and 1st spots in the table, with 60 points and 75 points respectively after 31 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Napoli, thanks to Samir Handanovic finding the net, 36 minutes in, seeing out the first half 1-0.

Inter started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with Christian Eriksen finding the net, on 55 minutes, leaving the final score at 1-1.

For Napoli, Dries Mertens, Eljif Elmas, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Elseid Hysaj, came on for Victor Osimhen, Piotr Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz and Matteo Politano. Inter replaced Ivan Perisic, Alexis Sanchez and Roberto Gagliardini with Matteo Darmian, Lautaro Martinez and Christian Eriksen.

There were bookings for Kalidou Koulibaly, Diego Demme, Matteo Politano, Dries Mertens and Kostas Manolas from Napoli. For Inter, Matteo Darmian and Achraf Hakimi saw yellow.

Napoli will play their next fixture at home against Lazio, while Inter will face Spezia Calcio away.

Technical card:
Napoli: Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan De Vrij, Matteo Darmian, Christian Eriksen, Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Achraf Hakimi, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez
Internazionale: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kostas Manolas, Mario Rui, Matteo Politano, Piotr Zielinski, Diego Demme, Fabian Ruiz, Lorenzo Insigne and Victor Osimhen
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Goals: Samir Handanovic (1-0, min. 36) and Christian Eriksen (1-1, min. 55)
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