Serie A: Napoli tops Spezia 3-0

LA SPEZIA. Napoli was after all too much to handle for Spezia.


LA SPEZIA. Napoli was after all too strong for Spezia with the goal of M. Politano (4′), P. Zielinski (25′) and D. Demme (36′). Napoli was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadio Alberto Picco stadium in La Spezia on Sunday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Matteo Marchetti who was helped by Francesca Di Monte and Marco Trinchieri. The 4th official was Ivan Robilotta. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.4 degrees Celsius or 74.05 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Napoli was in firm control of the ball 68% while Spezia was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Spezia was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Napoli succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Spezia shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Napoli shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.


Spezia received 1 yellow card (R. Manaj). On the other side, Napoli received 2 yellow cards (M. Politano and F. Ghoulam).

After this contest, Spezia will stay with 36 points like Sampdoria to stay in the 16th place. On the other side, Napoli will have 76 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    M. Politano

  • 25'

    P. Zielinski

  • 36'

    D. Demme

  • 41'

    R. Manaj (Goal Disallowed)

  • 45'

    R. Manaj

  • 51'

    M. Politano

  • 62'

    P. Zovko

    I. Provedel

  • 62'

    V. Kovalenko

    J. Antiste

  • 66'

    F. Ghoulam

  • 67'

    L. Insigne

    M. Politano

  • 67'

    V. Osimhen

    A. Petagna

  • 68'

    D. Mertens

    P. Zielinski

  • 73'

    A. Nguiamba

    G. Maggiore

  • 73'

    E. Salcedo

    K. Agudelo

  • 80'

    N. Bertola

    M. Erlic

  • 80'

    A. Z. Anguissa

    D. Demme

  • 81'

    D. Marfella

    A. Meret

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Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Thiago Motta chose to play with the following team: Ivan Provedel (6.0), Kelvin Amian (6.5), Martin Erlić (6.6), Dimitris Nikolaou (6.3), Salvador Ferrer (7.1), Giulio Maggiore (6.5), Jakub Kiwior (7.1), Janis Antiste (6.3), Kevin Agudelo (7.4), Daniele Verde (8.1) and Rey Manaj (6.6).


Spezia made 5 changes: I. Provedel for P. Zovko (62′), J. Antiste for V. Kovalenko (62′), G. Maggiore for E. Salcedo (73′), K. Agudelo for A. Nguiamba (73′) and M. Erlic for N. Bertola (80′).

Top player: Daniele Verde

Probably the most impressive player in Spezia was Daniele Verde.

His rating is (8.1) with 26 passes (80% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 8 crosses.

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

Also Napoli adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (7.1), Alessandro Zanoli (6.8), Kalidou Koulibaly (8.0), Juan Jesus (7.1), Faouzi Ghoulam (6.5), Diego Demme (7.4), Stanislav Lobotka (6.6), Matteo Politano (7.0), Piotr Zieliński (6.9), Eljif Elmas (6.9) and Andrea Petagna (7.2).


Napoli made 5 changes: M. Politano for L. Insigne (67′), A. Petagna for V. Osimhen (67′), P. Zielinski for D. Mertens (68′), D. Demme for A. Z. Anguissa (80′) and A. Meret for D. Marfella (81′).

Top player: Kalidou Koulibaly

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

His rating is (8.0) with 57 passes (96% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 5.

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