Empire News Africa

African Entertainment News Online…

Serie A Lazio preserves league’s dignity, halts Osimhen and Napoli’s run

Spread the love
Lazio handled Napoli’s attacking risk, maintaining them quiet as they picked up all three factors from the Diego Maradona Stadium.

Lazio handed Napoli their first defeat in eight Serie A video games and solely their second of the season with a gutsy efficiency, shutting them out and scoring a screamer of their 1-0 victory. 

Napoli hosted Lazio on the Diego Maradona stadium as they seemed to go 21 factors clear on the high of the Serie A, the primary such incidence within the Italian high flight since one win counted as three factors. 

The Partenopei is not going to have it their method, nonetheless, as Maurizio Sarri’s males halted their run of eight straight wins because of a well-hit effort from Matias Vecino within the 67th minute of the sport.  

Napoli are nonetheless leaders of the Serie A and comfortably so; nonetheless, Inter can now minimize their lead again to fifteen factors once they host Lecce on Sunday. Till then, Lazio sit second on the Serie A desk.

The way it occurred

Napoli began with objective, just like the league leaders, and so they had the guests camped of their half for a lot of the opening of proceedings; nonetheless, they didn’t handle to breach Lazio’s block. 

Lazio slowly performed their method into the sport, enjoying properly in spells however have been significantly alive in counters-attacks. The primary-half ended goalless; Napoli performed as they need to be forward however didn’t do a lot in the best way of incomes it.

The second-half was extra of the identical, with Napoli huffing and puffing however by no means going for the chunk. Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia had half possibilities, however they amounted to nothing in the long run, whereas Lazio continued to hold the risk in transitions.  

Lazio have been lastly rewarded for his or her forays when the ensuing try of a counter-attack of theirs was thought to have been repelled, but it surely fell into the trail of Vecino on the sting of the field, who volleyed superbly previous Meret in purpose for Napoli.

Lazio went near doubling their lead when Millinkovic-Savic’s free-kick crashed in opposition to the bar. Napoli pushed for a late equaliser and have been even concerned in a goalmouth scramble, but it surely was to be Napoli’s day, and the ball by some means averted crossing over into Lazio’s purpose.

Osimhen halted

Not many groups can say they shut out Victor Osimhen; actually, he has scored in every of his final eight Serie A video games and was gunning for 9, matching Ciro Motionless and David Trezeguets’s runs to place himself solely two video games behind Gabriel Batistuta’s file of 11 consecutive video games discovering the again of the online in Serie A.

Nevertheless, the Nigerian striker blanked in opposition to a dogged Lazio defence; he unluckily hit the woodwork, however aside from that, he didn’t handle a shot on course, along with his few photographs on the evening both blocked or off course. 

Associated content material

Preview: Napoli v Lazio and Roma v Juventus are the games to watch in game week 25

The Italian top-flight season enters its twenty fifth spherical of video games with two large video games headlining the weekend

Osimhen to battle Argentina’s World Cup star for POTM award

The Nigeria worldwide has acquired one other recognition for his unbelievable performances for Napoli.

Italian Serie A Gameweek 25 betting tips, odds and accumulator

The Italian Serie A continues this weekend as gameweek 25 takes middle stage. Each crew might be in motion, and we have now put collectively an accumulator for these video games.

Report: Fulham star Tosin Adarabioyo agrees to solve Nigeria’s defensive woes

The 25-year-old was born in England however he has determined to lastly play for the three-time African champions.