Will there be changes at Napoli? The Italian champion fails
Getty Images / In the photo: Piotr Zieliński
Will your patience with coach Rudi Garcia run out? In one week, Napoli failed twice at home. It drew 1-1 with Union Berlin and also lost 0-1 with Empoli FC. Piotr Zieliński and Bartosz Bereszyński played.
Opponent Napoli in the first Sunday match of the Italian league it was Empoli FC. The national champions play unevenly, recently they only drew 1-1 Union Berlin In Champions League, but in the clash with the opponent from Tuscany they were favorites. Proteges Rudi Garcia tried to improve the results on Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. He got the day off Piotr Zielińskiwho is busy this season and has freed up a place in the starting lineup Zambo Anguissa. The Cameroonian is rebuilding his form after a serious injury.
Napoli accelerated and in the 11th minute there was their first chance to score Rudi Garcia. Close to the goal Etrit Berisha they were Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Giovanni Simeone, but their hits turned out to be only warnings for Empoli. The Italian champion dominated possession of the ball in this fragment and forced the ball Bartosz Bereszyński and running company.
However, Empoli began to respond. The first, interesting action of the team from Tuscany was interrupted due to offside, but the next one announced a goal. Matteo Cancellieri received a great pass in the 22nd minute and fired a powerful shot. The ball went slightly past the goal Pierluigi Gollini. The reserve goalkeeper replaced Alex Meretwho suffered an injury during the warm-up.
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In the second quarter of the match, there were chances for a goal on both sides of the stadium. The ball even found its way into Empoli’s goal, but Napoli did not enjoy the lead. This is because the referees showed Giovanni Simeone offside. In response, the team from Tuscany attacked, and Nicolo Cambiaghi volleyed wide of the goal.
The first half ended in a 0-0 draw. At the beginning of the match, Napoli was in control, but the longer the game went on, the more Empoli players became more vocal. The competition was even, which could not please the audience in the stands. This was not what she expected from the Italian champions.
Within an hour of the meeting and the coach Rudi García he picked up Piotr Zieliński from the bench. Apart from the Pole, another team leader also entered Khvicha Kwaracchelia. Napoli didn’t do well without these substitution players Eljif Elmas and Giovanni Simeone. However, these did not turn out to be revolutionary changes for the situation in the match.
The Poles actually passed each other on the pitch because they played at the same time for less than 10 minutes. Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli decided to introduce a new, energetic player. Tyronne Ebuehi replaced Bartosz Bereszyński.
It turned out that the changes brought more good to Empoli. Viktor Kovalenko, who had just been introduced from the bench, scored the decisive goal to make it 1-0 in extra time. The substitute made a beautiful shot and beat Pierluigi Gollini. Empoli players had something to celebrate!
Napoli: Pierluigi Gollini – Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Leo Ostigaard, Mathias Olivera (84′ Mario Rui) – Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa (72′ Jens-Lys Cajuste), Stanislav Lobotka, Eljif Elmas (54′ Chwicza Kwaracchelia) – Matteo Politano (72′ Jesper Lindstroem), Giovanni Simeone (54′ Piotr Zieliński), Giacomo Raspadori
Empoli: Etrit Berisha – Bartosz Bereszyński (63′ Tyronne Ebuehi), Ardian Ismajli, Sebastiano Luperto, Liberato Cacace – Youssef Maleh, Filippo Ranocchia (80′ Alberto Grassi), Jacopo Fazzini (71′ Wiktor Kowaenko) – Francesco Caputo – Nicolo Cambiaghi (63′ Emanuel Gyasi), Matteo Cancellieri (80′ Daniel Maldini)
Yellow cards: Cajuste (Napoli) and Cancellieri (Empoli)
Judge: Alessandro Prontera
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