Sensational in Naples: Lazio’s blitz with the magician Luis Alberto. Scamacca leads Atalanta


By John

Napoli-Lazio 1-2
Markers: 30′ pt Luis Alberto, 32′ pt Zielinski, 7′ pt Kamada.
Napoli (4-3-3): Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 6, Rrahmani 5.5, Juan Jesus 5.5, Olivera 5 (21’st Mario Rui 6); Anguissa 6, Lobotka 6, Zielinski 7 (39’st Simeone sv); Politano 5.5 (30’st Lindstrom sv), Osimhen 5.5, Kvaratskhelia 6 (21’st Raspadori 6). Coach: Garcia 6.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel 6.5; Marusic 6.5, Casale 6, Romagnoli 6.5, Hysaj 6 (36’st Pellegrini sv); Kamada 7 (20’st Guendouzi 6.5), Cataldi 6, Luis Alberto 7.5; Felipe Anderson 7 (35’st Pedro sv), Immobile 6 (48’st Castellanos sv), Zaccagni 6 (48’st Isaksen sv). Coach: Sarri 6.5.
Referee: Colombo of Como 6.
Note: Booked: Zaccagni, Garcia, Luis Alberto. Corners: 7-2 for Napoli. Recovery: 2′; 8′.
NAPLES. Lazio found their first victory of the championship by beating Napoli 2-1 at Maradona on the third day of Serie A. Back and forth in the first half, the Biancocelesti went ahead with Luis Alberto’s back-heel goal, Zielinski immediately equalised. Kamada’s goal at the start of the second half was decisive, with Sarri’s team having their trio canceled out twice. In the initial domination of the Italian champions, here is the magic of Luis Alberto which undermines the match. In the 30th minute, Felipe Anderson brilliantly slipped in the middle, the Spaniard inventing the 0-1 with a spectacular backheel. The equalizer was immediate, Napoli reacted and in the 32nd minute Zielinski made it 1-1 taking advantage of Romagnoli’s deflection. The second half starts with a bang, Zielinski almost doubles the lead, Provedel saves again. Lazio instead finds him: in the 52nd minute Felipe Anderson assists again, Luis Alberto’s volley sets Kamada with the left-footed shot to make it 1-2. The Biancocelesti would also have achieved the hat-trick, twice, but unfortunately for them both goals were disallowed for offside: in the 67th minute Zaccagni had celebrated, in the 71st minute Guendouzi, the latest arrival, in vain. Lazio tries to close the score then ends up in the trenches at the end.

Atalanta-Monza 3-0
Markers: 35′ st Ederson, 42′ st and 17′ st Scamacca.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Musso 6; Scalvini 7, Djimsiti 7, Kolasinac 6.5 (44’st Palomino sv); Zappacosta 6.5 (31’st Holm 6), De Roon 6.5, Ederson 7, Ruggeri 7 (31’st Bakker 6.5); Koopmeiners 6.5; De Ketelaere 7 (36’st Lookman sv), Scamacca 7.5 (36’st Muriel sv). Coach: Gasperini 7.
Monza (3-4-2-1): Di Gregorio 6; Izzo 5, Pablo Marì 4.5 (21’st A.Carboni 6), Caldirola 5; Birindelli 5.5, Gagliardini 5.5 (21’st Bondo 6), Pessina 5.5, Ciurria 5.5; Colpani 5 (30’st Machin 6), Caprari 5.5 (15’st Vignato 6); Dany Mota 5 (15’st Colombo 6). Coach: Palladino 5.
Referee: Marcenaro of Genoa 6.
Note: Spectators: 14,985. Booked: Pessina, Pablo Marì, Izzo. Corners: 7-3 for Atalanta. Recovery: 2’pt, 4’st.
Bergamo. A clear success, to cancel the defeat of Frosinone. Atalanta wins 3-0 against Monza in their first home match, with goals from Scamacca (a brace) and Ederson being decisive. Nothing to do for the Brianza team, almost never in the game: a step back for Colpani and his teammates after the home victory against Empoli. A success that admits of no repetition given that the Nerazzurri led the game without pauses: Ederson opened the scoring, in the second half Smacca’s brace closed the score.