Spezia Lose 1-4 to Napoli at Home

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Spezia Lose 1-4 to Napoli at Home
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Napoli flattened Spezia as visitors on the road. Victor Osimhen’s two goals and one assist saw Spezia lose 1-4 to Napoli at home.

Napoli lost Dries Mertens to injury in the game. Mertens came off the bench late, but he only lasted seven minutes before limping off with an ankle injury.

But this injury scare Napoli made up for when they stole four away goals.

Roberto Piccoli scored a goal in the second half, only to see Spezia lose 1-4 to Napoli at home.

Match Report

Following a defensive blunder, Victor Osimhen curled wide of the far post.

However, when he met Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s pull-back from six yards, Piotr Zielinski scored the game’s first goal anyway.

Spezia attempted to respond with a charged down Nahuel Estevez shot, but it only exposed them to a counterattack.

Zielinski sent the ball to Osimhen, clear from his own half, to double Napoli’s lead. For the Nigerian international, it was his fourth match in a row with a goal.

Osimhen’s pace was decisive yet again. However, the Spezia defense was caught off guard when Lorenzo Insigne dinked up a free kick.

Then, Osimhen sprung the offside trap to chest and volley in unassisted.

Diego Demme forced a close-range save after a back-heel flick from Insigne.

Meanwhile, Matteo Politano blasted over after another sprint from midfield.

Spezia got a goal in the game. Alex Meret saved a diving header from Estevez, but he couldn’t save substitute Piccoli’s follow-up strike of the deflected ball.

Napoli’s fourth goal was initially disallowed, but Osimhen was not offside when he resumed his run from the centre circle.

This time, the ball rolled generously across for Hirving Lozano to tap in.

Spezia – Napoli (1:4):

Goals: Zielinski (16), Osimhen (23, 44), Piccoli (64), Lozano(80)

Spezia: Provedel; Vignali, Chabot, Ismajli, Marchizza; Estevez (Acampora 78), Ricci, Maggiore; Verde (Piccoli 46), Agudelo (Saponara 78), Gyasi (Farias 68)

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Rrahmani, Hysaj (Mario Rui 69); Fabian Ruiz, Demme; Politano (Lozano 76), Zielinski (Mertens 69) (Elmas 76), L Insigne; Osimhen (Petagna 82)

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