Napoli 5-2 Lazio: Napoli secure all 3 points, after a win at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona

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Napoli ease to a comfortable 5-2 win at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 1-1 draw against Internazionale. Lazio were coming from consecutive wins against Benevento and Hellas Verona. Following today’s result, Napoli and Lazio sit 5th, (63 points) and 6th, (58 points), in the table respectively, after 32 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Napoli, with Lorenzo Insigne opening the rout after only 7 minutes. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Matteo Politano at the 12 minute mark. The first half ended 2-0.

Gli Azzurri started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with Lorenzo Insigne finding the net again, 53 minutes in. Napoli looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Dries Mertens, 65 minutes in to establish a 4-0. However, The White and Sky Blues weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Ciro Immobile at the 70 minute mark. The momentum was now with Lazio, who then scored again through a goal from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the 74th minute to establish a 4-2. In the end though, Gli Azzurri secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Victor Osimhen in the 80th minute, which sealed the victory for Napoli.

For Napoli, Amir Rrahmani, Victor Osimhen, Hirving Lozano, Eljif Elmas and Stanislav Lobotka, came on for Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Mohamed Fares, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile. Lazio brought on Danilo Cataldi, Andreas Pereira, Senad Lulic, Jean Akpa and Vedat Muriqi, to replace Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Mohamed Fares, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile.

There were bookings for Kostas Manolas, Fabian Ruiz, Dries Mertens and Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Napoli, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Ciro Immobile and Andreas Pereira, for Lazio.

Napoli will next travel to Torino, while Lazio will face AC Milan at home.

Technical card:
Napoli: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas (Amir Rrahmani, min.71), Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj, Matteo Politano (Hirving Lozano, min.72), Piotr Zielinski (Eljif Elmas, min.82), Fabian Ruiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko (Stanislav Lobotka, min.89), Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens (Victor Osimhen, min.72)
Lazio: Pepe Reina, Adam Marusic, Francesco Acerbi, Stefan Radu, Manuel Lazzari, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Jean Akpa, min.83), Lucas Leiva (Danilo Cataldi, min.58), Luis Alberto (Andreas Pereira, min.64), Mohamed Fares (Senad Lulic, min.65), Joaquin Correa and Ciro Immobile (Vedat Muriqi, min.83)
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Goals: Lorenzo Insigne (1-0, min. 7), Matteo Politano (2-0, min. 12), Lorenzo Insigne (3-0, min. 53), Dries Mertens (4-0, min. 65), Ciro Immobile (4-1, min. 70), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (4-2, min. 74) and Victor Osimhen (5-2, min. 80)