Posted by admin on February 14, 2021
Juventus title prospects took another dent with defeat to a Victor Osimhen inspired Napoli side at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Giorgio Chiellini marked his landmark 400th Serie A appearance by giving away a penalty that was put away by Insigne for what proved to be the only goal of the contest.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata went close to equalising but the visitors, who beat Napoli 2-0 in last month’s Supercoppa Italiana, could not find a way through.
The hosts were fortunate to see Federico Bernardeschi balloon a promising chance into the stands but they took the lead 31 minutes in through Insigne’s powerful penalty.
Chiellini jumped with his arm and caught Amir Rrahmani in the face, which VAR adjudged was worthy of a spot-kick, and Insigne did not waste the chance to bring up his century.
A final chance fell Morata’s way late on but he could not get the better of inspired Napoli keeper Meret, who produced a fine save with his legs to help his side to a huge win.
This post was first published on GoalBall.
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