Napoli – Fiorentina 3-0: broad summary of the Italian Super Cup match

Simeone, Olivera and Raspadori, SSC Napoli players, celebrate after a goal

Napoli, in a crucial match for the Italian Super Cup in Riyadh, showed off an extraordinary performance by beating Fiorentina with a clear 3-0.

The Neapolitan team, despite a difficult championship season, showed all its class in this semi-final against a Fiorentina who failed to impose themselves. The match highlighted Napoli's determination to redeem themselves and their ability to respond in key moments.

Below is the extensive summary of the match.

Broad summary Napoli – Fiorentina 3-0

1′ – After the kick-off, Napoli quickly took control of the game, imposing their own pace.

10′ – The Neapolitans created the first dangerous opportunity, with Matteo politan who came close to scoring.

22′ – Napoli opened the scoring with Giovanni Simeone, who completed a quick counterattack with a precise shot from a few meters away, taking advantage of an assist from Juan Jesus.

28′ – Tense moments for Fiorentina, with Lucas Beltran's goal disallowed for offside, a decision confirmed by VAR.

44′ – Great opportunity for Fiorentina with a penalty awarded for a foul by Mario Rui. However, Jonathan Ikone missed his spot kick, squandering the chance to equalise.

52′ – Jens Cajuste of Napoli attempted a shot from outside the area, but missed the target.

54′ – Napoli continued to maintain possession of the ball, trying to extend their lead.

64′ – A key moment with Alessio Zerbin of Napoli who, as soon as he entered the pitch, scored the second goal from a corner kicked by Giovanni By Lorenzo.

84′ – After being involved in a tough tackle, Zerbin found the net to make it 3-0, finishing a counterattack flawlessly.

88′ – Fiorentina tried to react with some changes, but without managing to affect the result.

90+6′ – At Federico La Penna's final whistle, it was clear that Napoli had dominated the match, securing a place in the final.

With this victory, Napoli demonstrated that they can still compete at the highest levels, despite the difficulties encountered in the championship. Fiorentina, on the other hand, will have to reflect on this defeat and try to recover in view of the next matches.

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Written by Vincenzo Napolitano
Image source: SSC Naples Facebook profile
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