Among other of last night’s Serie A football news, Napoli slipped to a surprise 0-1 defeat at home to Empoli. So, at the hands of measly Empoli on Sunday, Napoli suffered their third loss from their last five league games.
Napoli actually went unbeaten in their first 12 league matches this season to sit top of the standings until recently.
Now, Napoli finished this last weekend four points behind Inter Milan, and at fourth place. Inter, who beat Cagliari 4-0 later on Sunday to climb to the summit, are now league leaders instead.
On the other hand, in some refreshing news, Empoli continue to be Serie A’s surprise package this term.
This 0-1 away victory, which helped them reach 7th place, was their third win in their last four league games.
Serie A Football News – Napoli Slipped to a Surprise 0-1 Defeat at Home
In this match in Napoli, the hosts fumbled in the first half, but still came closest to breaking the deadlock. Eljif Elmas saw his curling effort flick the top of the crossbar and head over.
Other opportunities came and went for Napoli after the break.
But Patrick Cutrone’s header, that he knew little about, crept home late to settle the contest in the 70th minute.
Indeed, Luciano Spalletti’s side threw everything at Empoli late on and it paid off.
Meanwhile, though the hosts finished the match having had 30 shots at goal, they could not muster up an equaliser. After all, they were playing without injured striker Victor Osimhen, and a host of other key players.
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