Napoli vs. Juventus – Game Report – September 11, 2021


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Napoli vs.  Juventus - Game Report - September 11, 2021

(EFE) – Juventus destroyed itself this Saturday and wasted the initial advantage, signed by the Spanish Álvaro Morata, by giving Napoli two goals that determined the 2-1 victory of the Neapolitan team, on the third day of the Italian Serie A.

In his second game without the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who had his dream debut this Saturday on his return to Manchester United, with a double against Newcastle, Juventus had their second consecutive defeat, after the 0-1 suffered at home against the recently Empoli promoted before the national team stoppage.

The Bianconeri still do not know how to win this season and only add one point in three games, while Napoli is the momentary leader with nine points out of nine available.

The men of the coach Massimiliano Allegri did not lack excuses, as he arrived at the Diego Maradona stadium in Napoli without his South American players, just returned from the commitments of their national teams. The Argentine Paulo Dybala, the Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur, the Brazilians Danilo Luiz da Silva and Álex Sandro and the Colombian Juan Guillermo Cuadrado were absent.

But the game had turned downhill after ten minutes thanks to a serious naivety from Greek Kostas Manolas, who handed Morata the ball for the 1-0 Juventine goal.

Juventus, who handed over the title of Italian champions last year after nine consecutive titles, succumbed to Napoli’s character reaction, led by a convincing performance from Spain’s Fabián Ruiz.

The Andalusian propitiated the 1-1 goal by defending a ball down the left wing with commitment and opening the play that led to Matteo Politano’s goal, after a serious failure by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

It was minute 57 and Napoli gained confidence, against a Juventus that lost strength in the legs. Luciano Spalletti empowered his team with the Mexican Hirving Lozano and the Polish Piotr Zielinski and the prize for the push came in 85, thanks to another defensive inaccuracy from Juve.

On a corner kick, Moise Kean, who had just entered, deflected the ball towards his goal and, after Szczesny’s rejection, Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly sent the goal of the final 2-1 into the net.

Napoli maintained their full of victories, three out of three, and punished a Juventus that still does not know the victory, with a single point in three games.


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