Napoli beats Juventus 2-1 and wins the first of the two big matches of the third day of Serie A. At the Maradona stadium the Azzurri overturn Allegri’s team, largely remodeled and full of absent, thanks to the goals of Politano and Koulibaly afterwards the initial advantage of Morata. Third victory in a row for Spalletti’s men who fly in the lead with full points, while for the Bianconeri, the second consecutive knockout, the road is even more uphill.
The start of the Neapolitans is arrembante and almost forces the bianconeri to the ropes, who risk collecting the net after a few seconds from the starting whistle with the aerial twist of Politano. Spalletti’s team seems to be in total control of the operations, but in the 11th minute a sensational mistake by Manolas paves the way for Morata’s advantage, who snatches the ball and in front of Ospina does not miss the 1-0 Juventus.
The reaction of the hosts is there but it is more on the level of character and nerves rather than quality, so much so that great dangers do not come from the parts of Szczesny.
In the end of the first half, another light blue, this time by Insigne, risks giving Kulusevski the ball for doubling, neutralized by Ospina with a good low exit. In the second half, Napoli begins to charge with his head down and in the 57th minute finds the equalizer signed by Politano, very good at pouncing on a not brilliant rejected by Szczesny, inaccurate on a not irresistible shot by Insigne. The match ignites and becomes beautiful, with continuous reversals in front and potential scoring chances not going through.
In the final, on a corner kick situation, Napoli finds the 3-point goal: Szczesny tries to avoid an own goal attempt by the newly entered Kean, but in fact accommodates the ball on Koulibaly’s right-footer who throws on the goal line inside the decisive 2-1. The Neapolitan people celebrate.