TORINO. Napoli and Juventus draw 1-1. D. Mertens scored the first goal (23') for Napoli. F. Chiesa settled the score 1-1 (54').
TORINO. Napoli and Juventus draw 1-1. D. Mertens scored the first goal (23′) for Napoli. F. Chiesa settled the score 1-1 (54′). Napoli couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (56%)
The match was played at the Allianz Stadium stadium in Torino on Thursday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Simone Sozza with the help of Alessandro Giallatini and Fabiano Preti. The 4th official was Matteo Marcenaro. The weather was clear. The temperature was freezing around -2 degrees Celsius or 28.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Napoli was in firm control of the ball 56% while Juventus was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Napoli was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Napoli to win the encounter.
Juventus shot 22 times, 5 on target, 17 off target. On the opposite side, Napoli shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target.
Juventus received 1 yellow card (Alex Sandro). On the opposite side, Napoli received 1 yellow card (D. Demme).
After playing this contest, Juventus will have 34 points to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Napoli will have 39 points to stay in the 3rd place.
M. PolitanoGoal! Juventus 0, Napoli 1. Dries Mertens - Napoli - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the left corner. Assist - Matteo Politano.
Alex SandroAlex Sandro - Juventus - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Alex Sandro - Juventus
F. ChiesaGoal! Juventus 1, Napoli 1. Federico Chiesa - Juventus - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the left corner.
M. De Sciglio
D. DemmeFouled by Faouzi Ghoulam - Napoli Juan Cuadrado - Juventus - won a free kick on the right wing.
P. DybalaDiego Demme - Napoli - receive yellow card. New attacking attempt. Matthijs de Ligt - Juventus - shot with the head from the centre of the box is saved in the right corner. Assist - Paulo Dybala with a cross. Substitution - Napoli. Alessandro Zanoli for Stanislav Lobotka. Corner - Juventus. Conceded by Amir Rrahmani. Fouled by Daniele Rugani - Juventus Andrea Petagna - Napoli - won a free kick in attack. Missed chance. Moise Kean - Juventus - shot with the head from the centre of the box goes high. Assist - Juan Cuadrado with a cross. Paulo Dybala - Juventus - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Juan Jesus - Napoli Second Half ended - Juventus 1, Napoli 1. Corner - Juventus. Conceded by Amir Rrahmani. Shot blocked. Paulo Dybala - Juventus - shot with left foot from outside the box is blocked. Paulo Dybala - Juventus - receive yellow card.
Napoli will host Sampdoria on the 9th of January with a 20-3 head to head statistic in favor of Napoli (4 draws).
Juventus: Formation and Lineups
Juventus started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Massimiliano Allegri chose to play with the following team: Wojciech Szczęsny , Juan Cuadrado , Matthijs de Ligt , Daniele Rugani , Alex Sandro , Weston McKennie , Manuel Locatelli , Adrien Rabiot , Federico Bernardeschi , Álvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa .
Juventus made 5 changes: F. Bernardeschi for P. Dybala (66′), A. Rabiot for R. Bentancur (66′), A. Morata for M. Kean (75′), Alex Sandro for M. De Sciglio (75′) and F. Chiesa for D. Kulusevski (81′).
Top player: Federico Chiesa
The player who no doubt impressed Juventus the most was Federico Chiesa.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 22 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 15. He performed 1 cross.
Napoli: Formation and Lineups
Napoli started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Luciano Spalletti played with: David Ospina , Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Juan Jesus , Faouzi Ghoulam , Diego Demme , Stanislav Lobotka , Matteo Politano , Piotr Zieliński , Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens .
Napoli made 3 changes: M. Politano for E. Elmas (76′), D. Mertens for A. Petagna (89′) and S. Lobotka for A. Zanoli (90′).
Top player: Dries Mertens
The player who no doubt impressed Napoli the most was Dries Mertens.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 22 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 6.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A