Serie A: Napoli tops Cremonese 4-1

CREMONA. Napoli had a easy win over Cremonese.

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CREMONA. Napoli had a straightforward win over Cremonese. Napoli scored with M. Politano (26′), G. Simeone (76′), H. Lozano (90′) and M. Olivera (90′). On the other side, C. Dessers (48′) scored for Cremonese. Napoli was vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadio Giovanni Zini stadium in Cremona on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Rosario Abisso with the help of Pasquale De Meo and Luca Mondin. The 4th official was Juan Luca Sacchi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.6 degrees Celsius or 70.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

Napoli was in firm control of the ball 70% while Cremonese was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

Napoli was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Napoli won the match.​

Cremonese shot 14 times, 1 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Napoli shot 21 times, 9 on target, 12 off target.


Cremonese received 3 yellow cards (L. Zanimacchia, L. Sernicola and E. Valeri). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Napoli.

After playing this encounter, Cremonese will stay with 3 points like Sampdoria to stay in the 19th place. On the other side, Napoli will have 20 points like Milan and Atalanta to move up in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 17'

    L. Zanimacchia

  • 26'

    M. Politano (Penalty)

  • 46'

    D. Okereke

    L. Zanimacchia

  • 48'

    C. Dessers

  • 57'

    G. Simeone

    T. Ndombele

  • 62'

    G. Escalante

    F. Afena-Gyan

  • 69'

    L. Sernicola

  • 71'

    E. Valeri

  • 72'

    C. Buonaiuto

    E. Valeri

  • 73'

    E. Aiwu

    C. Dessers

  • 76'

    P. Zielinski

    G. Raspadori

  • 76'

    H. Lozano

    M. Politano

  • 76'

    G. Simeone

    M. Rui

  • 80'

    D. Ciofani

    S. Ascacibar

  • 82'

    M. Olivera

    M. Rui

  • 82'

    L. Ostigard

    A. Rrahmani

  • 90'

    H. Lozano

    K. Kvaratskhelia

  • 90'

    M. Olivera

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Cremonese will play away with Spezia on the 16th of October with a 0-0 head to head record.

Napoli will host Bologna on the 16th of October with a 17-7 head to head statistic in favor of Napoli (4 draws).

Cremonese: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Massimiliano Alvini chose to play with the following team: Andrei Radu (7.1), Leonardo Sernicola (6.8), Matteo Bianchetti (5.9), Luka Lochoshvili (6.2), Giacomo Quagliata (6.8), Santiago Ascacibar (6.2), Soualiho Meïté (7.1), Luca Zanimacchia (6.2), Felix Afena-Gyan (6.6), Emanuele Valeri (6.1) and Cyriel Dessers (7.1).


Cremonese made 5 changes: L. Zanimacchia for D. Okereke (46′), F. Afena-Gyan for G. Escalante (62′), E. Valeri for C. Buonaiuto (72′), C. Dessers for E. Aiwu (73′) and S. Ascacibar for D. Ciofani (80′).

Top player: Soualiho Meïté

Probably the most impressive player in Cremonese was Soualiho Meïté.

His rating is (7.1) with 17 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11.

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (6.5), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7.1), Amir Rrahmani (7.2), Min-jae Kim (7.4), Mário Rui (7.4), André Zambo Anguissa (6.8), Stanislav Lobotka (7.2), Tanguy Ndombélé (7.0), Matteo Politano (7.8), Giacomo Raspadori (6.9) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (7.4).


Napoli made 5 changes: T. Ndombele for G. Simeone (57′), G. Raspadori for P. Zielinski (76′), M. Politano for H. Lozano (76′), M. Rui for M. Olivera (82′) and K. Kvaratskhelia for E. Elmas (82′).

Top player: Matteo Politano

Probably the most impressive player in Napoli was Matteo Politano.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 31 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

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