Turin three-peat, Napoli is in a nightmare. Lazio happy in Udine, Vecino decides

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By John

Turin-Naples 3-0
NETWORKS: 43′ pt Sanabria; 7′ st Vlasic, 21′ st Good morning.
TURIN (3-4-1-2): Milinkovic-Savic 6.5; Djidji 6 (31′ st Sazonov 6), Buongiorno 7, Rodriguez 6; Bellanova 6, Ricci 6, Ilic 6.5 (45′ st Gineitis sv), Lazaro 6.5; Vlasic 7 (45′ st Karamoh sv); Sanabria 7 (47′ st Seck sv), Zapata 6.5 (31′ st Pellegri 6). On the bench: Gemello, Popa, Zima, Vojvoda, Tameze, Linetty. Coach: Juric 7.
NAPLES (4-3-3): Gollini 5.5; Di Lorenzo 5.5, Rrahmani 5, Juan Jesus 5, Mario Rui 5.5 (14′ st Zerbin 6); Cajuste 5.5 (31′ st Gaetano 6), Lobotka 6, Zielinski 5.5 (1′ st Mazzocchi 4); Politano 6 (22′ st Lindstrom 6), Raspadori 5 (14′ st Simeone 5.5), Kvaratskhelia 5. On the bench: Contini, Idasiak, Demme, D’Avino, Zanoli. Coach: Mazzarri 5.
REFEREE: Marinelli of Aprilia 6.
NOTE: clear afternoon, pitch in good condition. Expelled: Mazzocchi, in the 5th minute, for dangerous play. Booked: Zielinski, Juan Jesus. Corners: 5-2 for Napoli. Recovery: 1′; 3′.

Napoli’s crisis and nightmares continue unabated even in the first match of the new year on the Turin pitch. At the Olympic Stadium the Granata overwhelm the Neapolitans 3-0 thanks to goals from Sanabria, Vlasic and Buongiorno. A black afternoon also spoiled by the expulsion of Mazzocchi four minutes into his debut with the blue shirt. Juric’s team thus rises to 27 points in the standings, moving to -1 from the men of the suspended Mazzarri, who even slipped to ninth position and once again without a goal.

Udinese-Lazio 1-2
NETWORKS: 12′ pt Pellegrini, 14′ st Walace, 31′ st Vecino.
UDINESE (3-5-1-1): Okoye 5.5; Ferreira 6, Perez 6, Kristensen 5.5 (38′ st Thauvin sv); Ebosele 6 (30′ st Ehizibue sv), Lovric 6.5 (38′ st Davis sv), Walace 7, Payero 5.5, Masina 5.5 (1′ st Kamara 5.5); Pereyra 6; Lucca 5.5 (22′ st Success 6). On the bench: Silvestri, Padelli, Zarraga, Quina, Tikvic, Camara, Samardzic, Kabasele. Coach: Cioffi 6.
LAZIO (4-3-3): Provedel 6; Marusic 6, Patric 6.5, Gila 6 (42′ st Romagnoli sv), Pellegrini 7 (23′ st Lazzari 6); Guendouzi 6.5, Rovella 6.5, Kamada 5 (1′ st Vecino 7); Isaksen 6 (1′ st Felipe Anderson 6.5), Castellanos 5.5, Zaccagni 5.5 (23′ Pedro 6). On the bench: Sepe, Mandas, Casale, Hysaj, Cataldi, Basic, Sana Fernandes. Coach: Sarri 6.
REFEREE: Sacks of Macerata 6.
NOTE: cloudy afternoon, terrain in fair condition. Booked: Kristensen, Payero, Masina, Kamada, Ferreira, Gila, Pellegrini, Perez. Corners: 4-4. Recovery: 3′ pt; 5′ st.

Lazio flies within three points of the Champions League by beating Udinese 2-1 on the 19th matchday of Serie A. The Biancocelesti take the lead in the 12th minute with Pellegrini, the Friulians come back in the 59th minute with Walace, but in the 76th minute Vecino scores the success coming off the bench. Where, however, in terms of the transfer market, Samardzic remained for the entire match: the sporting director of the Friulians Balzaretti confirmed the negotiations underway for the midfielder.