Final score

19 May 2019 20:30

Napoli
34' (2nd half) Ruiz
26' (2nd half) Ruiz
16' (2nd half) Mertens
16' Zielinski
4 - 1
Inter
36' (2nd half) Icardi (P)
referee Daniele Doveri / linesmen Ranghetti, Bindoni / 4th man Di Bello / assistants Banti, Fiorito
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46' The first half comes to an end here at the San Paolo: Napoli lead thanks to Zielinski's goal
45' One minute has been added on here
43' Excellent defending from Miranda, who stops Milik from pulling the trigger
42' Callejon has a go but drags his shot wide with his right foot
40' Nainggolan can't find the back of the net from the edge of the box after a great move by Inter
36' The Nerazzurri come close to making it 1-1 through Lautaro Martinez, but Karnezis saves with his feet to deny Spalletti's men an equaliser
31' Koulibaly slides in to put Perisic's ball from the left behind for a corner. Karnezis then comfortably deals with Brozovic's cross into the box
30' Nainggolan chooses to play a first-time pass to Perisic instead of having an effort at goal. Napoli survive!
25' Following Perisic's mistake, Ruiz looks to hit Inter on the counter and plays the ball to Ghoulam, whose left-footed strike ends up nowhere near Handanovic's goal
21' Handanovic gets down low to save Mertens' effort
18' The Nerazzurri respond immediately. Cross from Politano to Perisic but his first-time shot goes over
16' Napoli goal. Zielinski fires home from 30 metres out
14' Lautaro Martinez shoots from the edge of the box, but it's easy for Karnezis after the ball took a deflection off Albiol
13' Skriniar puts Callejon's ball ino the box out for a corner
12' Milik shoots from distance with his left foot but his effort is off target
9' Koulibaly brings down Politano and receives a yellow card
5' Great play by the Nerazzurri as Lautaro finds Nainggolan at the edge of the box, but Napoli's defence manages to avert the danger
3' Mertens fires over from the edge of the six-yard box following Malcuit's low ball in his direction
1' Napoli vs. Inter kicks off, with Luciano Spalletti's men getting the ball rolling. Forza Inter!
1' Everything's all set at the San Paolo on matchday 37 of the 2018/19 Serie A season. The Nerazzurri are looking to lock down third place and mathematically secure their place in next season's Champions League
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48' The match at San Paolo is over: Napoli beat Inter 4-1
48' Nainggolan's strike is deflected and goes narrowly wide for an Inter corner
47' Ghoulam fouls Candreva and is shown a yellow card
45' There will be three minutes of added time
43' Insigne shoots on the turn but sends the ball wide
42' Nainggolan breaks into the box but his shot is blocked
40' Napoli make a substitution: Luperto is on for Koulibaly
39' Karnezis stands firm to deny Candreva
36' GOAL! Icardi pulls one back for the Nerazzurri from the spot
35' Albiol brings down Icardi and Inter have a penalty
34' Both sides make a change: Spalletti replaces Perisic with Candrea, while Ancelotti brings on Younes for Mertens
34' Ruiz scores with his left foot inside the area to increase Napoli's lead
32' Icardi's header is saved by Karnezis
32' Insigne replaces Milik for Napoli
30' Lautaro hits the bar following a Nerazzurri corner
26' Fabian Ruiz makes it 3-0 after Handanovic initially did well to keep out Milik's effort
23' Koulibaly's stunning goalline clearance stops Lautaro and Inter from pulling one back
22' Karnezis produces a great save to keep out D'Ambrosio's volley
20' Icardi can't make the right contact with the ball following Brozovic's corner and the ball ends up out of play
16' Napoli double their lead: Callejon's cross is met by Mertens, who finds the back of the net with his head
12' Spalletti makes his second change: Vecino comes on for Gagliardini
11' Allan's effort from distance is wayward
7' A big chance on the counter for Inter: Perisic finds Lautaro, whose shot is closed down by the Napoli defence
4' Allan also receives a yellow card after bringing down Lautaro in the centre circle
3' Nainggolan is booked for a foul on Malcuit
1' The second half kicks off, forza Inter!
1' Spalletti opts for a change at half-time: Icardi is on in Politano's place. The Nerazzurri take to the pitch in a 3-5-2 formation with the following players: Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Skriniar; Perisic, Nainggolan, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Asamoah; Lautaro, Icardi

Handanovic
4.06
4.06
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Icardi
4.18
4.18
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D'Ambrosio
3.62
3.62
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Brozovic
2.93
2.93
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Miranda
3.22
3.22
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Perisic
2.73
2.73
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Candreva
3.26
3.26
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Gagliardini
3.5
3.5
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Skriniar
4.5
4.5
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Vecino
3.48
3.48
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Nainggolan
2.75
2.75
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Politano
4.08
4.08
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Martínez
4.35
4.35
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Asamoah
3.78
3.78
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6 shots on target 6
8 shots off target 4
7 fouls committed 10
3 corners 12
3 offsides 1
45% ball possession 55%

Napoli have lost 64 of their last 145 matches against Inter in Serie A (W45 D36), only against Juventus have they lost more league games (68).

Napoli haven’t found the net in each of the last three games against Inter in Serie A, last failing to score in more against a single side back in 2000 versus Atalanta.

Among the goalkeepers with at least 10 appearances in Serie A this season, Alex Meret of Napoli is the one with the highest save percentage (81%); only ahead of Inter’s Samir Handanovic (77%).

 

Napoli are unbeaten against Inter in their last 12 league games at San Paolo (W8 D4), already their best unbeaten tally against Nerazzurri at home in the top-flight. Napoli have kept a clean sheet seven times in this run, including the last two.

In 10 of Napoli’s last 11 encounters in Serie A, both sides have found net.

Inter have kept 17 clean sheets in Serie A this season, more than any other team.

No team has conceded fewer goals than Inter during the last 15 minutes of matches (5); while Napoli have scored the most goals in the same time period in Serie A in 2018-19 (21).

Three of Napoli’s last four league goals have come in the 85th minute or later; indeed, the Azzurri have scored 13 goals in this period, more than any other side.

Napoli’s striker José Callejón has scored four goals against Inter in Serie A, only against Lazio he has found the net more often (six).

wins(18) draws(20) defeats(38)

NAPLES- It was a terrible night as Inter went down 4-1 to Napoli on matchday 37 in Serie A TIM at the San Paolo. The result places Luciano Spalletti’s side in fourth on 66 points, level on points with Atalanta but they lead on the head-to-head record. Inter have a one-point lead over AC Milan and a three-point lead over Roma with one match left.

The home side had the first chance of the match in the third minute when Malcuit crossed it for Mertens who fired over from a good position. In the 12th minute, Milit got away at the edge of the Inter box before letting fly with a powerful if inaccurate left-foot strike. Soon after, Inter were on the attack but Lautaro’s shot was blocked and it allowed Karnezis to make a simple save. After 15 minutes, Napoli opened the scoring and all the credit went to Zielinski after he beat Handanovic with an unstoppable shot from about 20 metres out. The Nerazzurri looked to respond straight after with Politano finding Perisic in the area on 18 minutes but the Croatian couldn’t keep the shot down. In the 26th minute, Ghoulam was set up by Fabian Ruiz but he couldn’t keep his left-foot strike on target. Inter had a good chance in the 31st minute through Nainggolan but he opted to play it to Perisic rather than shoot and Albiol was able to clear. Spalletti’s side finished the second half with some momentum. In the 37th minute, Lautaro forced Karnezis to save with his feet after a shot from the edge of the area. In the 40th minute, Nainggolan hit the ball hard but wide. The last chance of the half was for Callejon as the Spaniard controlled the ball and fired with his right but he closed the angle too much and Napoli went into the break 1-0 up.

During the half-time break, Spalletti brought on Icardi in Politano’s place and switched to a 3-5-2 formation. In the 52nd minute, the Nerazzurri had numbers over on the counter, but Albiol managed to get in the way of Lautaro’s final attempt. There was a similar situation at the other end three minutes later, with Miranda doing well to deny Mertens. Spalletti made his second change with 58 minutes on the clock: Gagliardini was replaced by Vecino. However, Napoli quickly went on to double their lead as Merten’s header beat Handanovic following Callejon’s cross in the final third. Inter looked to respond, with Karnezis just getting to the ball ahead of Lautaro in the 67th minute after D’Ambrosio had met the ball on the volley. Following this, a miraculous goalline clearance from Koulibaly stopped Lautaro pulling one back as Inter continued to look for a way back into the match. However, they were struck another blow as the Partenopei scored a third shortly afterwards: Fabian Ruiz converted Malcuit’s ball across the box after Handanovic had initially kept out Milik’s effort. It was made even clearer that it wasn’t going to be Inter’s night as Lautaro hit the bar with his right foot on the 74-minute mark. In the 78th minute, Karnezis dived to save Icardi’s header before Napoli’s fourth promptly came about, once again through Fabian Ruiz. The Spaniard received the ball in the box from Mertens and fired home with his left foot. With Candreva on for Perisic, the Nerazzurri were awarded a penalty after Icardi was brought down by Albiol in the box. The Argentine striker then stepped up to score and pull one back for the away side. There were then further chances as the match was drawing to a close: Karnezis stood firm to deny Candreva before Insigne (who had come on in Milik’s place) skimmed the bar with a right-footed effort on the turn. There were no further goals in the three minutes added on by the referee: Napoli emerged 4-1 winners.

In the final match of the season, the Nerazzurri can’t afford to get it wrong: next week at San Siro (the date and time of the game is yet to be confirmed), Spalletti’s men will face Empoli as they look to secure their spot in next season’s Champions League.
#ForzaInter forever!

NAPOLI 4-1 INTER
Goalscorers: 16' Zielinski (N), 61' Mertens (N), 71' and 78' Fabian Ruiz (N), 81' (pen.) Icardi (I)

NAPOLI: 27 Karnezis; 2 Malcuit, 33 Albiol, 26 Koulibaly (84' 13 Luperto), 31 Ghoulam; 7 Callejon, 5 Allan, 8 Fabian Ruiz, 20 Zielinski; 99 Milik (76' 24 Insigne), 14 Mertens (80' 34 Younes)
Substitutes: 1 Meret, 12 Piai, 6 Mario Rui, 9 Verdi, 19 Maksimovic, 23 Hysaj
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 23 Miranda, 18 Asamoah; 5 Gagliardini (58' 8 Vecino), 77 Brozovic; 16 Politano (46' 9 Icardi), 14 Nainggolan, 44 Perisic (79' 87 Candreva); 10 Lautaro
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 11 Keita, 13 Ranocchia, 15 Joao Mario, 20 Borja Valero, 21 Cedric Soares, 29 Dalbert
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Koulibaly (N), Nainggolan (I), Allan (N), Ghoulam (N)

Added time: 1' + 3'

Referee: Daniele Doveri
Assistants: Ranghetti, Bindoni
Fourth official: Di Bello
VAR: Banti, Fiorito

 

starting lineups

Karnezis 27 1 Handanovic
Malcuit 2 33 D'Ambrosio
Albiol 33 37 Skriniar
Koulibaly 26 23 Miranda
Ghoulam 31 18 Asamoah
Callejon 7 5 Gagliardini
Allan 5 77 Brozovic
Ruiz 8 16 Politano
Zielinski 20 14 Nainggolan
Mertens 14 44 Perisic
Milik 99 10 Martínez

substitutes

Meret 1 27 Padelli
Piai 12 8 Vecino
Mario Rui 6 9 Icardi
Verdi 9 11 Balde
Luperto 13 13 Ranocchia
Maksimovic 19 15 Joao Mario
Hysaj 23 20 Valero
Insigne 24 21 Soares
Younes 34 29 Dalbert
87 Candreva

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