On Saturday, Crotone suffer an away defeat to Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two matches in the league. The most recent was against the Roma away (2-0), the other to AC Milan away (1-0). Crotone were beaten 3-2 in the previous match against Bologna. After today’s result, Napoli are in 4th place, with 56 points from 29 matches, while Crotone sit in 20th, with 15 points from 29.
The first half of the game started favourably for Napoli, thanks to Lorenzo Insigne giving The Blues the lead in the 19th minute. Napoli looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Victor Osimhen, 22 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Crotone weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Simeon Nwankwo in the 25th minute. Napoli in turn, then responded, 34 minutes in increasing their lead with an effort from Dries Mertens and the first half ended 3-1.
Crotone started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early second effort from Simeon Nwankwo in the 48th minute. Crotone looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Junior Messias in the 59th minute to establish a 3-3. The Blues in turn, then responded, 72 minutes in increasing their lead with an effort from Giovanni Di Lorenzo and seeing the game end 4-3.
For Napoli, Hirving Lozano, Eljif Elmas, Piotr Zielinski and Andrea Petagna, came on for Adam Ounas, Andrea Rispoli, Niccolo Zanellato, Salvatore Molina and Sebastiano Luperto. Crotone brought on Milos Vulic, Pedro Pereira, Luis Rojas, Samuel Di Carmine and Luca Marrone, to replace Adam Ounas, Andrea Rispoli, Niccolo Zanellato, Salvatore Molina and Sebastiano Luperto.
The referee booked four players from Crotone, Andrea Rispoli, Ahmad Benali, Pedro Pereira and Luis Rojas.