Napoli - Inter 3-1: comprehensive summary of the 36th day

Sunday, 21/05/2023
Vincenzo Napolitano
Anguissa SSC Naples

The match between Napoli and Inter ended in an exciting victory for the hosts, with the final score 3-1.

The second half saw an incredible intensity of play, which culminated in a decisive return of By Lorenzo to Lukaku's draw.

After this result, Inzaghi's team now risks losing access to the next edition of the Champions League.

Napoli - Inter 0-0: Summary of the first half

The first half of the Napoli-Inter match had a cautious start, with both teams busy testing the opponent's game.

The highlight occurred shortly after the quarter of an hour, when Anguissa came close to scoring with a precise shot that touched the post.

Gagliardini risked a lot for Inter: already booked, he made an impetuous intervention on Kvaratskhelia which cost him the second yellow card in the 41st minute. With the expulsion of the midfielder, Inter was forced to change its tactical structure, aligning Correa with the other midfielders.

Despite the setback, Inzaghi's team maintained its game strategy, based on a solid defense and quick counterattacks.

Napoli - Inter 3-1: Summary of the second half

In the second half of the game, Napoli showed a decidedly more offensive attitude. The aggression of the blue team bore fruit in the 67th minute, when Anguissa he put the ball into the net. The midfielder's ball control and shooting accuracy surprised Inter goalkeeper Onana, allowing the ball to slot into the net.

Thanks to the extra man on the pitch, the hosts managed possession of the ball easily, prompting Inzaghi to make some changes in his formation.

The goal of doubling seemed to be achieved following a quick restart from Napoli: Kvaratskhelia he served a golden ball to Simeone, who was completely free on the opposite side of the goal. However, the goal was disallowed due to a previous foul.

In the 82nd minute, against all odds, Lukaku equalized for Inter, thanks to Dimarco's assist as soon as he entered the field. The equalizer, however, lasted only three minutes. At 85', By Lorenzo brought Napoli forward with a fantastic shot from outside the area, with the ball slipping exactly into the top corner. Endgame reserved another goal for Napoli: in the 91st minute, Gianluca Gaetano signed the definitive 3-1, sealing a significant victory for the blue team.

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