Serie A: Napoli beats Bologna 3-2

NAPOLI. Napoli defeated Bologna.

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NAPOLI. Napoli topped Bologna.

The match was played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) stadium in Napoli on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Francesco Cosso with the assistance of Edoardo Raspollini and Salvatore Affatato. The 4th official was Giovanni Ayroldi. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.6 degrees Celsius or 67.32 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Napoli was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Bologna that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Napoli was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 30 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Napoli won the match.

Napoli shot 30 times, 10 on target, 20 off target. On the opposite side, Bologna shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Napoli. On the opposite side, Bologna received 4 yellow cards (N. Dominguez, L. Skorupski, N. Sansone and C. Lykogiannis).

After playing this encounter, Napoli will have 23 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Bologna will stay with 7 points like Lecce to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    N. Dominguez

  • 41'

    J. Zirkzee

    A. Cambiaso

  • 45'

    Juan Jesus

  • 46'

    H. Lozano

    M. Politano

  • 46'

    V. Osimhen

    G. Raspadori

  • 49'

    H. Lozano

  • 52'

    M. Barrow

  • 58'

    L. Skorupski

  • 69'

    V. Osimhen

    K. Kvaratskhelia

  • 71'

    E. Elmas

    T. Ndombele

  • 71'

    N. Moro

    G. Medel

  • 77'

    M. Olivera

    M. Rui

  • 77'

    C. Lykogiannis

    S. Posch

  • 78'

    N. Sansone

    M. Aebischer

  • 82'

    D. Demme

    S. Lobotka

  • 89'

    L. De Silvestri

    A. Cambiaso

  • 90'

    N. Sansone

  • 90'

    C. Lykogiannis

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Napoli will play away against Roma on the 23rd of October with a 14-12 head to head stats in favor of Roma (8 draws).

Bologna will host Lecce on the 23rd of October with a 5-1 head to head stats in favor of Bologna (2 draws).

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

Napoli started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Luciano Spalletti chose to play with the following team: Alex Meret (5.4), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (6.8), Min-jae Kim (7.0), Juan Jesus (8.0), Mário Rui (6.6), Tanguy Ndombélé (6.9), Stanislav Lobotka (7.1), Piotr Zieliński (7.8), Matteo Politano (6.5), Giacomo Raspadori (6.3) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (8.1).


Napoli made 5 changes: M. Politano for H. Lozano (46′), G. Raspadori for V. Osimhen (46′), T. Ndombele for E. Elmas (71′), M. Rui for M. Olivera (77′) and S. Lobotka for D. Demme (82′).

Top player: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

The player who no doubt impressed Napoli the most was Khvicha Kvaratskhelia even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 32 passes (78% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14. He performed 2 crosses.

Bologna: Formation and Lineups

Bologna started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Thiago Motta played with: Łukasz Skorupski (7.3), Stefan Posch (6.4), Kevin Bonifazi (7.0), Jhon Lucumi (6.5), Andrea Cambiaso (7.4), Gary Medel (6.8), Nicolás Domínguez (7.2), Musa Barrow (7.3), Lewis Ferguson (7.2), Michel Aebischer (6.4) and Joshua Zirkzee (7.1).


Bologna made 4 changes: G. Medel for N. Moro (71′), M. Aebischer for N. Sansone (78′), S. Posch for C. Lykogiannis (78′) and A. Cambiaso for L. De Silvestri (89′).

Top player: Andrea Cambiaso

Probably the most impressive player in Bologna was Andrea Cambiaso.

His rating is (7.4) with 52 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13.

Results of the day

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