Football – Napoli continue their perfect start to the season


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Naples, who went to crush Udinese 4-0 on Monday at the end of the 4th day of Serie A, continues a fourth victory in a row and takes the lead of the Championship alone.

The Neapolitans made a perfect start to the championship with 4 wins in as many matches.

The Neapolitans made a perfect start to the championship with 4 wins in as many matches.

AFP

Naples took the lead of the Italian Championship on Monday, thanks to its very large victory on the lawn of Udinese (4-0) at the end of the 4th day. With 12 points, Napoli is full and ahead of Inter (2nd) and AC Milan (3rd) by two lengths.

After slightly undergoing the domination of the premises in the first twenty minutes, Napoli opened the scoring by Victor Osimhen, already author of a saving double in the Europa League against Leicester last week (2-2). This time the Nigerian was content to push into the goal a ball which took the way anyway on a lob from the Neapolitan captain Lorenzo Insigne, launched on the left side by Mario Rui (1-0, 24th).

The players of Luciano Spalletti, former coach of Udinese, quickly doubled the bet, with a header from six meters from Kosovar Ahmed Rrahmani (2-0, 35th) on a small center from Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly coming to conclude a superb combination on free kick.

Napoli added two more goals in the second half, the first with a heavy strike from the right to the edge of the box from Koulibaly (3-0, 52nd), the last by Mexican Hirving Lozano (4-0, 84th) , entered during the game, with a nice curled shot.

The bill could even have been even saltier for Luca Gotti’s men without several saves from their goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, recruited from Hellas Verona in the offseason.

Napoli, who missed qualifying for the Champions League by a hair last season by conceding a draw at home on the last day against Hellas, took the bull by the horns at the start of the season, winning their four first matches and scoring 10 goals thanks to 9 different goal scorers.

(AFP)



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