Napoli did not shine but they delivered by winning 1-0 on their visit to Salernitana, on matchday 11 of Serie A, where they were able to consolidate their leadership.
In eleven games, the record for Napoli is spectacular, with ten wins and one draw. The latter, recorded last weekend during his visit to Rome.
Luciano Spalletti’s team has 31 points in the standings, now taking 3 ahead of AC Milan (2nd), who visit Roma (4th) in the last match on Sunday.
The ‘rossonero’ team needs to win at the Olímpico to re-equalize on points with Naples.
In Salerno, the only goal of the match was scored by Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, with his left foot, to beat Slovenian goalkeeper Vid Belec in 61.
Then the game tightened, with two expulsions in seven minutes, that of the Cypriot Grigoris Kastanos in the Salernitana for a tackle to the right ankle of the Cameroonian Franck Zambo Anguissa in 70, and then that of the Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly for a foul on the Nigerian Simy . The two red cards were shown after the review of the plays in the VAR.
Veteran French player Franck Ribery, now at La Salernitana, couldn’t get anywhere near his past level, at 38, and created little danger.
Napoli, whose play was lackluster in this match, was able to take all three points despite playing without their attackers Lorenzo Insigne (substitute) and Victor Osimhen (injured).
La Salernitana, a recently promoted, remains nineteenth in the standings, in relegation places, after two wins, a draw and eight defeats in the championship.
Napoli were able to maintain a 7-point lead over third-placed Inter Milan, who beat Udinese 2-0 (14th) in the first game on Sunday with two goals from Argentine Joaquín Correa. AFP (HN)