In a stunning display, Inter Milan reclaimed their position at the pinnacle of Serie A, decisively defeating reigning champions Napoli.
Hakan Calhanoglu set the tone for the game, delivering a brilliant 25-yard strike that left the Napoli defense reeling. Nicolo Barella, seizing his moment, demonstrated remarkable skill in the box to score his season’s first goal. The scoring spree continued as Marcus Thuram capitalized on Juan Cuadrado’s precise low cross, driving the ball home.
The recent appointment of Walter Mazzarri as Napoli’s manager did little to fortify their standing, as they slipped to fifth place. The gap between them and Simone Inzaghi’s Inter Milan is now a significant 11 points. This defeat mirrors Napoli’s entire last season’s losses, totaling four.
Juventus had momentarily topped the league on Friday after overcoming Monza 2-1 but now trails Inter by two points.
- Home: Napoli
- Away: Inter Milan
- Possession: Napoli 57%, Inter Milan 43%
- Shots: Napoli 15, Inter Milan 11
- Shots on Target: Both teams at 4
- Corners: Napoli 6, Inter Milan 4
- Fouls: Napoli 2, Inter Milan 13
The match statistics paint a clear picture of Inter Milan’s tactical superiority and efficient use of their chances, while Napoli struggled to capitalize on their possession advantage. This victory not only highlights Inter Milan’s robust form but also raises questions about Napoli’s strategy under their new management.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Inter Milan Napoli Victory
Who scored for Inter Milan in their victory over Napoli?
Hakan Calhanoglu, Nicolo Barella, and Marcus Thuram scored the goals for Inter Milan in their 3-0 win over Napoli.
What was the significance of Inter Milan’s win against Napoli?
The win propelled Inter Milan back to the top of the Serie A table, while Napoli dropped to fifth place, now 11 points behind Inter.
How did Nicolo Barella contribute to Inter Milan’s win?
Nicolo Barella scored his first goal of the season with excellent footwork in the box, contributing to Inter Milan’s 3-0 victory over Napoli.
What was the possession percentage in the Napoli vs Inter Milan match?
In the match, Napoli had 57% possession, while Inter Milan had 43%.
How many shots on target did each team have in the Napoli vs Inter Milan game?
Both Napoli and Inter Milan had 4 shots on target during the match.