Napoli falls and leaves Juventus alone at the top

2018 Sep 3

Ancelotti's Naples experienced his first trip on his visit to Sampdoria: Giampaolo's team gave a hard lesson to the Azzurri, who were never in the confrontation and ended up being humiliated with a 3-0. Carletto left out Callejón, who in the last 5 years only missed two games, and his absence took its toll in both phases. Verdi, his substitute, could not find a place in the field and ended up arguing with Insigne: the coach left both out at halftime. For the third time in a row, the Southerners started with a goal against: after a corner, the Doriani set up a quick counter that Defrel finished with a whip from outside the area. Before the break, Samp increased the advantage again with the Frenchman, who received a pass from Quagliarella and this time beat Ospina with a shot in the heart of the area, deflected by Albiol. Ancelotti took Ounas and Mertens, but this time there was no comeback as against Lazio and Milan: the partenopei, very nervous, ended up crumbling before a genius of Quagliarella, who with an incredible heel signed the ruling for the team of his city and of which He is a fan. With the defeat, the Azzurri leave the leadership to Juventus, who remains at the top with full of victories.Very close to the bianconeri is Sassuolo, with 7 points: those of De Zerbi staged a great victory against Genoa, which at the Mapei Stadium had advanced with Piatek. Boateng, Lirola, Babacar and an own goal from Spolli turned the tables before the break, and Ferrari completed the hand in the second half. The Grifone, nevertheless, did not surrender, but the one of Pandev and the second one of Piatek only served to give more spectacle. Lazio, on the other hand, won their first win of the year against Frosinone thanks to a shot by Luis Alberto, while Barella's free-kick was the triumph of Cagliari at the Atalanta stadium, which continues its horrible week after the elimination of the Europa League in Copenhagen. Chievo and Empoli tied to zero, while Torino-Spal was suspended for almost an hour by rain.