Lorenzo Insigne did not miss his penalty this time against Juventus to offer a nice shot to Naples (1-0), Saturday during the 22nd day of Serie A.
It’s a nice shot for Naples. A real blow for Juventus in the title race, and also four days before their Champions League meeting against Porto (exclusively on RMC Sport 1). Thanks to a penalty from Lorenzo Insigne on Saturday night for the 22nd day of Serie A, the Neapolitans obtained a narrow 1-0 victory at home against the Turinese. A great revenge for them, almost a month after their defeat in the Italian Supercup.
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It was for a hand from Giorgio Chiellini in the face of Amir Rrahmani that Juventus was sanctioned with a penalty. That Lorenzo Insigne transforms him was a small event. He remained on three failures in this exercise against the Bianconeri. “I was calm on the penalty, because I have the confidence of my teammates and the coach, that’s enough for me,” assured Sky the one who also scored his hundredth goal in all competitions in the sky blue jersey.
In the Diego-Maradona stadium that looks like a refrigerator, swept by the wind, Juventus did not know how to get out of a trap that it sometimes likes to set for its opponents. Andrea Pirlo’s team held the ball a lot, pressed with energy but proved unable to deceive an impeccable Alex Meret, especially against Cristiano Ronaldo. Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli, crumbly in recent weeks with embarrassing defeats against La Spezia or Genoa in the league, found themselves in this prestigious match, despite the absence of key players (Mertens, Koulibaly, Manolas).
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The two rivals are not done yet. They still have to play the first leg which did not take place in October: the Neapolitans had not made the trip to Turin after two cases of Covid-19 in their workforce.
In the meantime, this result allows Napoli to return to the top 4, two lengths behind their evening opponent. It also gives the opportunity to Milan, opposed in the evening to La Spezia, to take ten points ahead of Juventus, third behind Inter.