ACCURATE.CO Juventus were forced to admit the superiority of Napoli after being beaten 2-1 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Sunday (12/9) WIB.
This defeat worsened Juventus’ ranking, which is currently in the middle of the standings, while Napoli sits at the top after maintaining perfection in the first three matches.
Juventus even had to experience a win drought after getting poor results at the start of the season. They only got one draw and two defeats, so they are ranked 13th in the standings.
Luciano Spalleti’s team started the game well, and were able to put pressure on the Juventus defence. Threat after threat has continued to be launched since the game has only been running for two minutes. At that time, Lorenzo Insigne’s bait was met by a Matteo Politano header, but it still floated over the bar.
Kostas Manolas made a costly blunder in the tenth minute, with Manolas unable to control a throw-in, allowing Alvaro Morata to steal the ball and then slot it into David Ospina’s goal.
Not discouraged, Napoli immediately responded after being left behind by one goal. They controlled the game, and put the Old Lady’s defense in trouble. However, Napoli are still at a stalemate in making the final settlement.
On the other hand, Juventus had time to compensate for Napoli, and turned to control the game after the 25th minute. However, the team made by Massimiliano Allegri did not manage to pose a serious threat to the Napoli defense.
The 1-0 score for the visitors’ advantage lasted until the first half ended.
Losing one goal made Napoli motivated and immediately kicked the Juventus defense when the second half began. Barrage attacks launched the host to change the position.
Napoli’s efforts finally paid off in the 57th minute. Insigne fired a powerful shot from outside the box that caught goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny by surprise, and tried to clear the ball while flying. But the ball was struck by Politano vomiting and eventually tore the nets Juventus.
This equalizing goal whipped up the motivation of the Napoli players, until finally in the 71st minute, Napoli gave a threat through Victor Osimhen. Unfortunately, Osimhen’s shot flew over the crossbar.
The stadium immediately rumbled five minutes before the game ended. Piotr Zielinski’s corner resulted in chaos in front of Szczesny’s goal. The wild ball was immediately struck by Kalidou Koulibaly who broke into the Juventus goal, Szczesny was forced to take the ball back from inside his goal.
Ahead of the second half, Juventus tried to catch up with them, but it was not easy to penetrate the Napoli defense. This 2-1 score lasted until the game ended, as well as bringing Napoli to the top of the standings.
Here is the line-up for the two teams:
Naples: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Anguissa; Politano, Elmas, Insigne; Osimhen.
Juventus: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Pellegrini; McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Morata, Kulusevski.