NAPOLI. Napoli demolishes Sassuolo 4-0 with goals of V. Osimhen (4′), V. Osimhen (20′), K. Kvaratskhelia (36′) and V. Osimhen (77′). Napoli was vastly superior ball possession (67%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) stadium in Napoli on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Rapuano who was helped by Giovanni Baccini and Fabio Schirru. The 4th official was Daniele Perenzoni. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25.5 degrees Celsius or 77.83 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 43%.
Napoli was in firm control of the ball 67% while Sassuolo was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Napoli was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Napoli won the match.
Napoli shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Sassuolo shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Napoli. On the other side, Sassuolo received 2 yellow cards (M. Lopez and A. Lauriente).
Also, Sassuolo didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Lauriente (Sassuolo) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (84′).
After playing this encounter, Napoli will have 29 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Sassuolo will stay with 15 points to stay in the 9th place.
H. J. Traore
E. K. Ceide
A. Z. Anguissa
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Sassuolo will play away against Empoli on the 5th of November with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Sassuolo (0 draws).
Napoli: Formation and Lineups
Napoli adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Luciano Spalletti chose to play with the following team: Alex Meret , Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Juan Jesus , Min-jae Kim , Mário Rui , Frank Anguissa , Stanislav Lobotka , Piotr Zieliński , Hirving Lozano , Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia .
Napoli made 5 changes: A. Z. Anguissa for L. Ostigard (56′), P. Zielinski for E. Elmas (56′), K. Kvaratskhelia for G. Raspadori (71′), S. Lobotka for D. Demme (84′) and G. Di Lorenzo for M. Politano (84′).
Top player: Victor Osimhen
The player who no doubt impressed Napoli the most was Victor Osimhen.
His rating iswith 3 goals, 8 passes (62% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Sassuolo: Formation and Lineups
Also Sassuolo adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Alessio Dionisi played with: Andrea Consigli , Jeremy Toljan , Martin Erlić , Gian Marco Ferrari , Rogério , Davide Frattesi , Maxime López , Kristian Thorstvedt , Emil Konradsen Ceide , Andrea Pinamonti and Armand Lauriente .
Sassuolo made 5 changes: E. K. Ceide for H. J. Traore (47′), A. Pinamonti for A. Alvarez (65′), K. Thorstvedt for Matheus Henrique (65′), M. Lopez for P. Obiang (84′) and D. Frattesi for A. Harroui (86′).
Top player: Andrea Pinamonti
Probably the most impressive player in Sassuolo was Andrea Pinamonti.
His rating iswith 11 passes (63% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A