Naples betrayed by Osimhen. And it’s a clash with Garcia. Toro and Roma cancel each other out

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By John

BOLOGNA-NAPLES 0-0
BOLOGNA (4-2-3-1): Skorupski 6; Posch sv (10′ st De Silvestri 6), Beukema 6, Lucumi 6 (20′ st Calafiori 5), Kristiansen 5.5; Aebischer 6, Freuler 5.5 (37′ st El Azzouzi sv); Ndoye 6 (20′ st Saelemaekers 5.5), Ferguson 5.5, Karlsson 5 (37′ st Orsolini sv); Zirkzee 5.5. Coach: Thiago Motta 6.
NAPLES (4-3-3): Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 6, Ostigard 6, Natan 6, Olivera 5.5 (1st st Mario Rui 5.5); Anguissa 6.5, Lobotka 6.5 (41′ st Cajuste sv), Zielinski 5.5; Raspadori 6 (22′ st Politano 6), Osimhen 5 (41′ st Simeone sv), Kvaratskhelia 6 (31′ st Elmas 6). Coach: Rudi Garcia 5.
REFEREE: Ayroldi of Molfetta 6.5.
NOTE: in the 26th minute st Osimhen misses a penalty (out). Approximately 25,000 spectators. Booked: Olivera, Aebischer, Lobotka, Kvaratskhelia, Ndoye, Skorupski, Freuler, Politano, Mario Rui. Angles: 5-5. Recovery: 2′ time, 7′ time.
Bologna. It ends in a draw and without goals at Dall’Ara, a result that causes the Italian champions to slip even further, -7 behind Inter. A game largely blocked by the excellent tactical discipline of the home team, but also by the lack of courage of Thiago Motta’s men. Napoli failed to return to victory with Osimhen’s eleven-metre error in the second half. After a few minutes Napoli immediately threatened with Osimhen’s post well fed by Raspadori. Kvarastskhelia tries with a low shot but Skorupski blocks it without problems. Raspadori also tries in injury time in the first half but his shot ends up high. Bologna began the second half in a more proactive manner but it was Napoli who once again made themselves dangerous with a goal from Kvaratskhelia, Skorupski again doing well to block. In the 25th minute Ayroldi conceded a penalty to Napoli due to a handball by Calafiori as soon as he entered the pitch: Osimhen missed the penalty from the spot, sending it wide. Bologna regains courage and comes close to taking the lead a few moments later with Zirkzee, an excellent reflex from Meret. In the final, Osimhen, replaced by Simeone, blatantly showed his disappointment over Garcia’s choice, another tile for the French coach was the muscular problem suffered by Anguissa in full recovery. It ends without further shocks.

Turin-Rome 1-1
Markers: 23′ st Lukaku, 40′ st Zapata.
Turin (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic-Savic 6; Schuurs 7, Buongiorno 6.5, Rodriguez 6; Bellanova 6 (40′ st Pellegri sv), Tameze 6 (36′ st Karamoh sv), Ilic 6, Lazaro 6; Seck 6.5 (31′ st Sanabria 6), Radonjic 5.5 (10′ st Vlasic 6); Zapata 7. Coach: Juric 6.
Rome (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio 6; Mancini 6, Llorente 6, Ndicka 5.5; Kristensen 7, Paredes 6, Cristante 6, Spinazzola 6.5 (42′ st Belotti sv); Dybala 6, El Shaarawy 6 (25′ st Zalewski sv); Lukaku 7. Manager: Mourinho 6.
Referee: Guide to Torre Annunziata 6.
Note: Paredes, Kristensen booked. Angles. 6-1. Recovery time: 1′ period, 5′ period.
Turin. It ends 1-1 between Turin and Rome with the strikers Lukaku and Zapata signing a draw that represents a balanced match.