At the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium five-match winning run of Napoli was ended by Hellas Verona, who claimed a hard-fought 1-1 draw and extended their impressive Serie A run to just one loss in their last nine outings. Antonin Barak was having a growing influence on the football match, and his weaving run ended with him teeing up Gianluca Caprari, but his effort did little more than sting the palms of David Ospina.
Napoli didn’t heed the warning and in the 18th minute when Giovanni Simeone registered his seventh goal in the last four games Verona stunned them to take the lead. However, with the hosts hitting back within five minutes Verona’s joy was short-lived when Fabian Ruiz found Giovanni Di Lorenzo marauding forwards in the box, and the full-back did the rest, firing beneath Lorenzo Montipo to equalize.
After halftime, Napoli was rejuvenated and can count themselves extremely unlucky not to have taken the lead early in the second half. Lorenzo Insigne took matters into his own hands and unleashed a rocket that looked destined for the top corner, but Montipò was equal to his advances.
Luciano Spalletti’s men failed to find a winner ending up in a 1-1 draw which means there is still a chance for AC Milan to single-handedly top the Serie A table tonight, in spite of Daniel Bessa and Nikola Kalinic were both sent off the pitch in an injury time leaving the visitors outnumbered by two men. Watch football highlight of Verona and Napoli draw.
Napoli – Hellas Verona 1:1
Goals: Di Lorenzo 18’ – Simeone 13’
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