This Naples is definitely not the same team that won the ‘Scudetto’ in great football. Quicha Kvaratskelia Unbalanced, other players have decreased their position and even the score Victor Osimhen Misses punishments.
The result is a European competitor Real Madrid visit the Maradona Stadium on October 3They slipped to seventh without a third matchday win at Bologna (0-0) and are already 7 points behind Inter.
After losing at home to Lazio (1-2) and drawing against promoted Genoa (2-2) last week, Napoli were forced to win as Inter opened on Sunday by beating Empoli (0-1). He did so with the newly formed pair of centre-backs With the absence of Leo Astigart and Natan, Juan Jesus and Amir Rahmani.
But the team’s problems are increasingly being questioned Rudy GarciaRelief Luciano Spalletti After the historic ‘Scudetto’, they were not on the defensive as Bologna didn’t trouble them at any point.
Osimhen, to post as soon as we start
From the 4th minute, Napoli’s game looked promising. Giacomo Raspatori left Osimhan alone A great pass on a counterattack and the Nigerian finished off the post before setting off Lukas Skorupski.
But, apart from that occasion, Bologna by Thiago Motta He defended himself with discipline and prevented Napoli from creating danger. It wasn’t until just before the break Raspatori worried Skorupsky A shot from the front that grazes the crossbar.
The background of a team that is far from one that overwhelms the opponent in every game with an avalanche of offensive play is very small. Kvaratskelia, who has not scored since March, He doesn’t have that final straw that sparks and surpasses his markers.
The Nigerian takes the penalty
Before being substituted, the Georgian crossed the baseline just once, in the 69th minute, and his low cross ended in a penalty when he gave the ball away at the request of VAR. Ricardo Calafiori’s arm was falling off in a fight with Osimhan. The Nigerian took the maximum penalty (71′) and squandered a great chance to put his team ahead.
Rudy Garcia also ended up replacing Osimhan. He openly protested to his coach about his decision as he left the field. A picture that reflects how things haven’t worked out at Naples this league start will get people talking in Italy.