Napoli – Inter 0-1, broad summary of the match

Kvaratskhelia in black and white SSC Napoli

Napoli, despite a remarkable performance, were defeated 0-1 by Inter in the 2023 Italian Super Cup final.

This is a bitter pill for the Neapolitans, who were hoping for this trophy to sweeten their season.

Below is the extensive summary of the match.

Broad summary Napoli – Inter 0-1

In the first minutes of the match, Napoli took the initiative, trying to impose their game with effective control of the ball and the construction of various offensive actions. Inter, however, demonstrated notable defensive solidity, neutralizing Napoli's attempts to find the net.

As the first half progressed, the teams continued to exchange attacks without managing to deliver, keeping the game in a tense balance. The key moment of the match came around the 60th minute, when Giovanni Simeone of Napoli he was sent off for a second yellow card, leaving his team with ten men.

Despite the numerical inferiority, Napoli tried to react, bringing in new players and trying to regroup. However, Inter started to apply more pressure, trying to take advantage of the extra man on the pitch.

The decisive goal came in the 90+1 minute, when Inter's Lautaro Martinez scored after an assist from Benjamin Pavard. The Argentine player received the ball in the area and, with a low shot to the center, beat the Napoli goalkeeper, scoring the goal that would decide the match.

In the final minutes, Inter managed the advantage, maintaining control of the game until the referee's final whistle in the 90+8 minute. With this victory, Inter consolidated its strong position in the Italian Super Cup, while Napoli had to deal with a defeat that left a bad taste in the mouth.

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Written by Vincenzo Napolitano
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