Napoli 2-0 Benevento – Visitors leave with nothing, as Napoli secure 2-0 home win against Benevento

This result takes Gennaro Gattuso's team to 43 points in the competition
Technical card:
Napoli: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Amir Rrahmani, Faouzi Ghoulam, Matteo Politano (Elseid Hysaj, min.85), Fabian Ruiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Piotr Zielinski (Nikola Maksimovic, min.82), Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens (Eljif Elmas, min.82)
Benevento: Lorenzo Montipo, Fabio Depaoli, Alessandro Tuia, Federico Barba, Daam Foulon (Gaetano Letizia, min.65), Perparim Hetemaj, Pasquale Schiattarella (Roberto Insigne, min.46), Artur Ionita (Gabriele Moncini, min.83), Gianluca Caprari (Marco Sau, min.64), Nicolas Viola and Gianluca Lapadula (Adolfo Gaich, min.70)
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Goals: Dries Mertens (1-0, min. 34) and Matteo Politano (2-0, min. 66)

Napoli enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Benevento at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday. Napoli were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Atalanta. Benevento, on the other hand, had to settle for a draw 0-0 against Roma. As things stand, Napoli are in 6th place, with 43 points from 24 matches, while Benevento sit in 16th, with 25 points from 24.

Napoli started the game well, with Dries Mertens opening the scoring in the 34th minute, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Napoli continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with Matteo Politano opening the scoring in the 66th minute, sealing a resounding 2-0 victory for the home side.

For Napoli Nikola Maksimovic, Eljif Elmas and Elseid Hysaj came on for Piotr Zielinski, Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano, while Benevento brought on Roberto Insigne, Marco Sau, Gaetano Letizia, Adolfo Gaich and Gabriele Moncini to replace Pasquale Schiattarella, Gianluca Caprari, Daam Foulon, Gianluca Lapadula and Artur Ionita.

The referee booked five players. Kalidou Koulibaly and Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Napoli saw yellow cards and Kalidou Koulibaly (2 yellow cards) sent off with a red, as well as for Benevento Federico Barba and Perparim Hetemaj received yellows.

Napoli will next travel to Sassuolo, while Benevento will face Hellas Verona at home.

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