NAPOLI. Napoli tops Atalanta with a 2-0 win with a goal from K. Kvaratskhelia (60′) and a goal from A. Rrahmani (77′). Napoli made the most of its better ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) stadium in Napoli on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Andrea Colombo assisted by Alessio Berti and Valerio Colarossi. The 4th official was Daniele Doveri. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.5 degrees Celsius or 58.03 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
Napoli had a strong ball possession 60% while Atalanta was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Napoli was more pushing with 58 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Napoli won the match.
Napoli shot 18 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Atalanta shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Napoli received 1 yellow card (Victor Osimhen). On the other side, Atalanta received 2 yellow cards (M. Ruggeri and G. Scalvini).
After playing this contest, Napoli will have 68 points to sit in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Atalanta will stay with 42 points to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Serie A, Napoli will play away against Torino on the 19th of March with a 15-4 head to head record in favor of Napoli (6 draws).
Atalanta will host Empoli on the 17th of March with a 7-5 head to head statistic in favor of Atalanta (5 draws).
Napoli – Formation
Napoli started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Luciano Spalletti decided to play with the following team: Alex Meret, Pierluigi Gollini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Min-jae Kim , Mathías Olivera , Frank Anguissa , Stanislav Lobotka , Piotr Zieliński , Matteo Politano , Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia .
The home team had on the bench: Davide Marfella, Eljif Elmas, Karim Zedadka, Bartosz Bereszyński, Juan Jesus , Alessio Zerbin, Diego Demme, Leo Østigård, Gianluca Gaetano, Tanguy Ndombélé and Giovanni Simeone.
Napoli made 5 changes: Matteo Politano for Eljif Elmas (66′), Piotr Zielinski for Tanguy Ndombélé (66′), Min-jae Kim for Juan Jesus (76′), Victor Osimhen for Giovanni Simeone (85′) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia for Alessio Zerbin (85′).
Best player: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
The player that probably impressed the most for Napoli was Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 32 passes (93% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 14. He performed 5 crosses.
Atalanta – Formation
Atalanta started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Gian Piero Gasperini played with: Juan Musso, Rafael Tolói , Berat Djimsiti , Giorgio Scalvini , Joakim Mæhle , Marten de Roon , Éderson , Matteo Ruggeri , Mario Pašalić , Rasmus Winther Højlund , Duván Zapata .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Francesco Rossi, Ademola Lookman, Merih Demiral, Caleb Okoli, Jérémie Boga , Marco Sportiello, José Luis Palomino, Luis Muriel , Davide Zappacosta and Brandon Soppy.
Atalanta made 5 changes: Berat Djimsiti for Merih Demiral (44′), Rasmus Höjlund for Luis Muriel (46′), Mario Pasalic for Jérémie Boga (68′), Joakim Maehle for Davide Zappacosta (69′) and Rafael Tolói for Ademola Lookman (89′).
Best player: Duván Zapata
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Atalanta was Duván Zapata.
His rating iswith 24 passes (62% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 27. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A.