Final score

12 February 2022 18:00

Napoli
7' Insigne (P)
1 - 1
Inter
2' (2nd half) Dzeko
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Costanzo, Bindoni / Fourth official: Cosso / Assistants: Di Paolo, Valeriani
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47' The first half draws to a close at the Stadio Maradona. Napoli have a 1-0 lead thanks to a penalty scored by Insigne after seven minutes
45' There are two minutes of stoppage time
41' Dumfries gets in behind by getting on the end of Lautaro's pass, but the number 2 drags his low effort wide of the goal
37' Insigne is booked for dissent
36' Great ball by Dimarco to Perisic, who gets in behind Di Lorenzo before crossing the ball towards Dzeko, whose header is straight at Ospina from a decent position. Routine save for the Colombian
34' Dimarco's free kick finds Lautaro at the back post, but his header is claimed by Ospina
29' There's a mix-up in the Inter box as De Vrij and Skriniar fail to clear their lines. The ball falls to Insigne who sends the ball over the top with an acrobatic effort
27' Osimhen goes for goal from a tight angle after a Di Lorenzo pass. It goes wide of Handanovic's goal
26' Napoli are forced into a change: the injured Politano is replaced by Elmas
25' Dumfries sends a cross into the box but there's too much on it and it goes out for a throw-in
21' Lautaro wins the ball back with a sliding tackle but Koulibaly is well positioned to ensure Barella can't make anything of it
16' Osimhen breaks at pace but Skriniar holds his position and blocks the forward's right-footed shot. Napoli corner
15' Dimarco sends in a dangerous cross but Rrahmani gets there before Dzeko
12' Zielinski unleashes a left-footed shot on the turn that skims the post
11' Great play by Dumfries who lifts the ball over Mario Rui and then tries to play in Dzeko, but there's a bit too much on the pass and Ospina rushes out to claim it
7' Insigne scores from the spot to put Napoli ahead on 7 minutes. Handanovic guessed the right way but couldn't get there
6' After an on-field review, Napoli are awarded a penalty by Doveri
5' Great hit by Di Lorenzo from long range that goes wide. There's a VAR check on contact between De Vrij and Osimhen in the box
2' Inter look dangerous in the early stages! Perisic breaks down the left and gets in a cross towards Dumfries but it's a bit overcooked. Barella gets there and goes for goal with his right foot, but it's off target
1' Off we go! The game between Napoli and Inter is under way. Come on, lads! FORZA INTER!
1' Massimiliano Farris is in the dugout this evening as Simone Inzaghi is suspended. In terms of the line-up, Dimarco fills in for the suspended Bastoni in our only change from the team that started the derby
1' After booking our place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, Inter are looking to get back to winning ways in the league! A huge clash with Napoli at the Stadio Maradona is coming up
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50' Full time at the Stadio Maradona. Dzeko struck soon after the restart to cancel out Insigne's first-half penalty
49' Barella tries an acrobatic effort from the edge of the box but it goes wide
45' D'Ambrosio replaces Dimarco
44' Five minutes of added time have been awarded
39' Napoli make three subs at once: Mertens, Juan Jesus and Ounas comes on for Osimhen, Insigne and Zielinski
39' Vidal takes over from Calhanoglu
38' Inter make a double switch: Sanchez replaces Lautaro
34' Insigne breaks forward and looks to curl one in from the edge of the box. Skriniar gets in the way and helps Handanovic make the save
32' Barella stands up a cross for Dzeko but Ospina comes out to claim
29' Napoli bring on Anguissa for Fabian Ruiz
24' Handanovic makes a brilliant low save to thwart Elmas
23' Di Lorenzo seems to have an injury after a slight contact with Dimarco, which the ref gave as a foul
20' Barella tries a volley after a mazy run by Dumfries. It goes over the bar
19' The Nerazzurri are shifting the ball around beautifully. Dumfries tries to set up Lautaro but a deflection makes it easy for Ospina
15' Brozovic's name goes into the book for a foul on Zielinski. He'll now be suspended for the Sassuolo game
12' De Vrij plays a superb ball forward for Perisic, who beats Di Lorenzo for pace and centres for Dumfries. Koulibaly slides in to save Napoli!
9' Barella's mistake lets in Osimhen, who rifles towards the near post but Handanovic gets a foot to it
5' Inter are on the front foot now and pegging Napoli back
2' GOAAAAAAL!!! Dzeko lashes home at the near post to level the scores! Edin gets his head on Lautaro's cross then fires home at the second attempt. 1-1!
1' The second half is under way! FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
7.29
7.29
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D'Ambrosio
5.78
5.78
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Dimarco
6.37
6.37
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Brozovic
5.7
5.7
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Perisic
6.25
6.25
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Skriniar
6.07
6.07
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Martínez
5.08
5.08
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de Vrij
3.95
3.95
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Barella
5.25
5.25
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Sanchez
5.57
5.57
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Vidal
5.03
5.03
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Calhanoglu
4.84
4.84
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Dzeko
6.64
6.64
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Dumfries
6.85
6.85
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4 shots on target 2
9 shots off target 6
7 fouls committed 14
4 corners 2
0 offsides 0
48% ball possession 52%

Napoli host leaders Internazionale at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday in a match between the top two sides in the Serie A standings.

Internazionale are a point clear of second-placed Napoli at the top of the table with 14 matches left. The Partenopei lead fifth-placed Atalanta by nine points in the Champions League race.

When the two sides last met in Serie A action, Inter emerged victorious 3-2 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in November. Hakan Calhanoglu struck first for the Nerazzurri in the 25th minute from the spot.

Lautaro Martínez has scored four Serie A goals against Napoli, only scoring more against Cagliari (six) in the competition; the Inter striker has, however, failed to score in his last five league matches, only have a longer run without a goal once previously Italian top-flight (seven in August 2019).

Martínez and Edin Dzeko have been the most prolific players for Inter, netting 11 and nine times, respectively. Martínez ranks fourth in the league's scoring charts in 2021/2022, while Dzeko is eighth.

Mertens, Victor Osimhen, and Lorenzo Insigne have made a difference in crucial moments for Napoli this season. Mertens is the team's top scorer with seven goals, followed by Osimhen with six and Insigne with five. 

On home soil this season, Napoli have eight wins, one draw, and three losses in 12 Serie A contests. Inter have seven wins, three draws, and one loss away from Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this season in league matches.

Inter have found the net in each of their last seven Serie A games against Napoli, their longest such run in the competition against them since October 2000 (eight).

Lautaro Martínez has scored four Serie A goals against Napoli, only scoring more against Cagliari (six) in the competition; the Inter striker has, however, failed to score in his last five league matches, only have a longer run without a goal once previously Italian top-flight (seven in August 2019).

wins(19) draws(22) defeats(38)

starting lineups

Ospina 25 1 Handanovic
Di Lorenzo 22 37 Skriniar
Koulibaly 26 6 de Vrij
Rrahmani 13 32 Dimarco
Mario Rui 6 2 Dumfries
Lobotka 68 23 Barella
Fabian Ruiz 8 77 Brozovic
Politano 21 20 Calhanoglu
Zielinski 20 14 Perisic
Insigne 24 10 Martínez
Osimhen 9 9 Dzeko

substitutes

Meret 1 97 Radu
Marfella 12 21 Cordaz
Malcuit 2 5 Gagliardini
Demme 4 7 Sanchez
Juan Jesus 5 11 Kolarov
Elmas 7 13 Ranocchia
Mertens 14 22 Vidal
Ghoulam 31 33 D'Ambrosio
Ounas 33 36 Darmian
Petagna 37 47 Carboni
Zanoli 59 88 Caicedo
Anguissa 99

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