Napoli defeated Sampdoria with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

GENOVA. Napoli had a surprising win over Sampdoria with a 2-0 win with a goal from V. Osimhen (19') and a penalty scored by E. Elmas (81').

Napoli defeated Sampdoria with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

GENOVA. Napoli had a surprising win over Sampdoria with a 2-0 win with a goal from V. Osimhen (19′) and a penalty scored by E. Elmas (81′). Napoli was truly superior in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

Matteo Politano squandered a penalty (6′) for Napoli.​

The match was played at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genova on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Rosario Abisso with the support of Filippo Bercigli and Dario Cecconi. The 4th official was Livio Marinelli. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 8.5 degrees Celsius or 47.32 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 93%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 34 Ball Possession 66
Shots
  • 4 Total 15
  • 0 On Target 4
  • 4 Off Target 11
  • 3 Shots blocked 3
  • 40 Attack 84
  • 17 Dangerous attack 54
  • 90 Ball safe​ 94
  • 0 Penalties 2
  • 2 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 15 Total 12
  • 3 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Napoli had a superior ball possession 66% while Sampdoria was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Napoli was putting more pressure with 54 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Napoli won the match.​

Sampdoria shot 4 times, 0 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Napoli shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.

Cards

Sampdoria received 3 yellow cards (Nicola Murru, Jeison Murillo and Mehdi Léris). On the other side, Napoli received 2 yellow cards (Juan Jesus and Frank Anguissa).

(Sampdoria) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (38′).

Match Timeline

4'
André Zambo Anguissa(var)
Nicola Murru- Yellow
5'
6'
Matteo Politano- missed penaltyMatteo Politano
19'
Victor Osimhen(goal)
Tomás Rincón- Red
38'
Jeison Murillo- Yellow
45'
46'
Amir Rrahmani- sub ->Min-jae Kim
Alessandro Zanoli- sub ->Jeison Murillo
46'
Filip Đuričić- sub ->Manolo Gabbiadini 
47'
53'
Juan Jesus- Yellow
54'
60'
André Zambo Anguissa- Yellow
62'
Hirving Lozano- sub ->Matteo Politano
62'
Piotr Zieliński- sub ->Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
66'
Tanguy Ndombélé- sub ->Frank Anguissa
Mehdi Léris- Yellow
72'
80'
Eljif Elmas(var)
81'
Eljif Elmas(penalty)
Daniele Montevago- sub ->Sam Lammers
83'
Flavio Paoletti- sub ->Ronaldo Vieira
83'
88'
Giacomo Raspadori- sub ->Eljif Elmas

Standings

Standings
Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

After playing this match, Sampdoria will stay with 9 points to gain in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Napoli will have 44 points to sit in the 1st place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Serie A, Sampdoria will play away with Atalanta on the 28th of January with a 13-13 head to head record.

Napoli will host Cremonese on the 12th of February with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Napoli (0 draws).

Sampdoria – Formation

Sampdoria
G
Emil Audero 1.Italy
7.8
D
Bram Nuytinck 17.Netherlands
7.1
D
Jeison Murillo 21.Colombia
6.6
46' 45'
D
Nicola Murru 29.Italy
6.7
5'
M
Tommaso Augello 3.Italy
7.1
M
Tomás Rincón 8.Venezuela
5.2
38'
M
Ronaldo Vieira 14.England
6.3
83'
M
Mehdi Léris 37.France
6.4
72'
F
Valerio Verre 5.Italy
7.0
54'
F
7.3
47'
F
Sam Lammers 10.Netherlands
7.0
83'
Substitutes
G
Nikita Contini 22.Italy
G
Nicola Ravaglia 30.Italy
D
6.6
46'
M
Simone Trimboli 70.Italy
M
M
Gonzalo Villar 4.Spain
6.2
54'
M
Filip Đuričić 7.Serbia
6.6
47'
M
Flavio Paoletti 36.Italy
83'
M
Harry Winks 20.England
F
83'

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

The manager Dejan Stankovic decided to play with the following team: Emil Audero (7.8), Jeison Murillo (6.6), Bram Nuytinck (7.1), Nicola Murru (6.7), Mehdi Léris (6.4), Tomás Rincón (5.2), Ronaldo Vieira (6.3), Tommaso Augello (7.1), Valerio Verre (7.0), Manolo Gabbiadini (7.3) and Sam Lammers (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: Simone Trimboli, Gerard Yepes, Lorenzo Villa, Nikita Contini, Nicola Ravaglia, Gonzalo Villar (6.2), Alessandro Zanoli (6.6), Daniele Montevago, Filip Đuričić (6.6), Flavio Paoletti and Harry Winks.

Substitutions

Sampdoria made 5 changes: Jeison Murillo for Alessandro Zanoli (46′), Manolo Gabbiadini  for Filip Djuricic (47′), Valerio Verre for Gonzalo Villar (54′), Ronaldo Vieira for Flavio Paoletti (83′) and Sam Lammers for Daniele Montevago (83′).

Best player: Emil Audero​

The player that probably impressed the most for Sampdoria was the goalkeeper: Emil Audero. His rating is 7.80. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 6 saves.

Napoli – Formation

Napoli
G
Alex Meret 1.Italy
6.9
D
Juan Jesus 5.Brazil
7.1
53'
D
Mário Rui 6.Portugal
8.0
D
7.2
D
Kim Min-Jae 3.Korea Republic
6.9
46'
M
Stanislav Lobotka 68.Slovakia
7.3
M
André Zambo Anguissa 99.Cameroon
7.5
66' 60'
M
Eljif Elmas 7.North Macedonia
7.1
88' Goals81'
F
Matteo Politano 21.Italy
7.3
62'
F
Victor Osimhen 9.Nigeria
7.3
Goals19'
F
6.3
62'
Substitutes
G
Davide Marfella 12.Italy
G
Salvatore Sirigu 30.Italy
D
Amir Rrahmani 13.Kosovo
7.0
46'
D
Mathias Olivera 17.Uruguay
D
Leo Østigård 55.Norway
D
M
Diego Demme 4.Germany
M
Karim Zedadka 31.France
M
Piotr Zieliński 20.Poland
6.5
62'
M
Gianluca Gaetano 70.Italy
M
Tanguy Ndombélé 91.France
6.7
66'
F
Giovanni Simeone 18.Argentina
F
Hirving Lozano 11.Mexico
6.4
62'
F
88'
F
Alessio Zerbin 23.Italy

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

Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (6.9), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7.2), Min-jae Kim (6.9), Juan Jesus (7.1), Mário Rui (8.0), Eljif Elmas (7.1), Stanislav Lobotka (7.3), Frank Anguissa (7.5), Matteo Politano (7.3), Victor Osimhen (7.3) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (6.3).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Davide Marfella, Giovanni Simeone, Amir Rrahmani (7.0), Hirving Lozano (6.4), Giacomo Raspadori, Diego Demme, Mathías Olivera, Salvatore Sirigu, Leo Østigård, Karim Zedadka, Piotr Zieliński (6.5), Gianluca Gaetano, Alessio Zerbin, Tanguy Ndombélé (6.7) and Bartosz Bereszyński.

Substitutions

Napoli made 5 changes: Min-jae Kim for Amir Rrahmani (46′), Matteo Politano for Hirving Lozano (62′), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia for Piotr Zielinski (62′), Frank Anguissa for Tanguy Ndombélé (66′) and Eljif Elmas for Giacomo Raspadori (88′).

Best player: Mário Rui​

The most impressive player for Napoli was Mário Rui even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 87 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A.​