Lazio defeats Napoli in Serie A: It was Lazio vs Napoli in Serie A. The match Lazio vs Napoli ended in a 2-0 win for Lazio.
Napoli visited the Stadio Olimpico to face Lazio in their 13th match of Serie A.
The first goal of the match was scored by last year’s highest scorer Ciro Immobile as he put the hosts in the lead in the 9th minute.
Luis Alberto doubled the lead for Lazio and after that, they kept Napoli at bay. Even after having 61% of possession, Napoli could not finish their chances. Lazio came away with all the 3 points.
Lazio now sits in the 8th position with 21 points. Napoli sits in the 5th position with 23 points.
Simone Inzaghi‘s team has also suffered from the absence of many essential players, essentially forcing the Biancocelesti to limit their first-team rotations between midweeks and weekends.
Napoli has also thrived in Europa League but has been found lacking several times domestically.
Excluding an emotion-powered 4-0 victory over Roma in the wake of club idol Diego Maradona‘s untimely death, the Neapolitan side has lost to their other direct rivals – AC Milan, Sassuolo, and Inter.
That loss against the Nerazzurri in midweek was far from deserved, with Napoli spurning several glaring chances to take the lead before Romelu Lukaku scored Inter’s winner from the penalty spot.
Lazio vs Napoli Head-to-Head
Napoli has won 18 games out of a total of 42 matches played between the two teams since the turn of the century.
Lazio managed 14 victories against Napoli and will need to step up to the plate in this game.
The previous meeting between the two sides took place in August this year and ended in a 3-1 victory for Napoli. Matteo Politano got on to the scoresheet on the day and will play an important role on Sunday.
Lazio form guide in the Serie A: D-L-W-L-W
Napoli form guide in the Serie A: L-W-W-W-L