Napoli lit up their European ambition following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Sassuolo, with Kalidou Koulibaly setting up a strong protective display.
Goals from Elseid Hysaj and Allan were all Gennaro Gattuso’s side expected to seal all focuses at stake, with the unfortunate visitors having three of their goals disallowed after VAR checks.
Before the experience at the Stadio San Paolo, the Parthenopeans had gone on a run of eight games without keeping a clean slate, yet that run was brought to a halt against the Black and Greens.
Albania international Hysaj benefitted from an assist from Piotr Zielinski to hand the Parthenopeans an eighth-moment lead. That goal was his first in the Italian topflight and that guaranteed he became the 17th Napoli player to locate the net this season.
Sassuolo leveled matters in the 37th moment after Filip Djuricic terminated in a bounce-back from David Ospina’s save, be that as it may, the goal was canceled because the initial kicker was in an offside position.
It was Francesco Caputo’s chance to have his strike disallowed by VAR four minutes into the second half with Roberto De Zerbi’s men bearing a tough night after Domenico Berardi’s goal was governed for an offside.
Notwithstanding, Napoli sealed the success through substitute Allan who got a pass from Dries Mertens before releasing a brilliant first-time shot from the edge of the container which beat goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.
Koulibaly – who is Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Barcelona target was in real life for consistently with two capture attempts, two shots, 31 touches, 22 passes, and a passing accuracy of 90.9 % to cap a fine night. His teammate Algeria international Faouzi Ghoulam was an unused substitute.