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Napoli Falls 2-1 to Lazio: First Season Loss for the Serie A Champions

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Napoli vs Lazio Upset

Japan’s midfield sensation Daichi Kamada makes his Serie A mark with Lazio after departing Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this summer.

In a stunning turn of events, Napoli, the reigning Serie A champions, were handed their first loss of the season in a home game, falling 2-1 to Lazio.

Against the run of play, Lazio’s Luis Alberto set the tempo by executing an audacious backheel goal in the 30th minute. Ah, football—you never fail to surprise!

In the managerial reign of Rudi Garcia, who succeeded Luciano Spalletti in June, Napoli didn’t waste much time wallowing. The home team quickly leveled the scoreboard with a somewhat fortunate but nonetheless effective deflected shot from Piotr Zielinski.

But the spotlight shifted back to Lazio’s summer recruit Daichi Kamada, who, at the 52-minute mark, netted his inaugural Serie A goal, effectively sealing the win for the visitors.

Adding to the drama, Mattia Zaccagni and Matteo Guendouzi believed they had cushioned Lazio’s lead, only to have their dreams dashed by the ever-watchful eye of VAR.

Despite the overturned goals, Lazio clung onto their narrow advantage, notching up their first league victory of the season. As for Napoli, they are left to ponder what went wrong, now sitting with six points from their first three fixtures.

In-Game Analytics

Teams in Play
Home Team: Napoli
Away Team: Lazio

Possession Stats
Napoli: 61%
Lazio: 39%

Shooting Performance
Napoli: 22 shots
Lazio: 6 shots

On-Target Shots
Napoli: 4
Lazio: 2

Corner Kicks
Napoli: 7
Lazio: 2

Fouls Committed
Napoli: 8
Lazio: 9

So there you have it, folks. The numbers might tilt in Napoli’s favor, but as they say, stats don’t win matches—goals do! And in that department, Lazio had the last laugh.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Napoli vs Lazio Upset

What was the final score of the Napoli vs Lazio match?

The final score was 2-1 in favor of Lazio.

Who scored the goals for both teams?

Luis Alberto and Daichi Kamada scored for Lazio, while Piotr Zielinski netted Napoli’s lone goal.

Was this Napoli’s first defeat of the Serie A season?

Yes, this was Napoli’s first defeat of the current Serie A season.

Who is the new midfielder for Lazio who scored?

Daichi Kamada, a summer signing from Eintracht Frankfurt, scored his first Serie A goal for Lazio in this match.

Were any goals disallowed in the match?

Yes, goals by Mattia Zaccagni and Matteo Guendouzi for Lazio were ruled out by VAR.

Who is Napoli’s current manager?

Napoli is currently managed by Rudi Garcia, who took over from Luciano Spalletti in June.

What was the possession statistic for both teams?

Napoli had 61% possession, while Lazio had 39%.

How many shots on target did each team have?

Napoli had 4 shots on target, and Lazio had 2.

How many corner kicks did each team get?

Napoli had 7 corner kicks, whereas Lazio had just 2.

What does this win mean for Lazio?

This win marks Lazio’s first league victory of the season, giving them a significant morale boost and potentially setting the tone for their campaign.

How many points does Napoli have now?

After this defeat, Napoli sits with six points from their opening three games of the season.

Was this a home or away game for Napoli?

This was a home game for Napoli, making the defeat even more disappointing for them.

How many fouls did each team commit?

Napoli committed 8 fouls, and Lazio committed 9.

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TacticalTim September 3, 2023 - 12:10 am

Napoli needs to work on their defense, man. Can’t win titles if you’re leaky at the back.

SoccerFan101 September 3, 2023 - 4:21 am

Man, what a game! Didn’t expect Napoli to lose like that. Kamada’s a beast, huh?

TransferTalker September 3, 2023 - 6:50 am

Kamada’s turning out to be quite the summer signing for Lazio. Eintracht who?

GoalDigger September 3, 2023 - 7:47 am

Goals win games, not stats. Napoli had all the possession but Lazio had the goals. End of story.

OldSchoolFan September 3, 2023 - 11:23 am

Back in my days, no VAR and less drama. But hey, it’s the game we love, right?

SerieAAddict September 3, 2023 - 12:27 pm

first win for Lazio and first loss for Napoli this season? Serie A never disappoints!

StatsGuru September 3, 2023 - 4:46 pm

Stats lie, people! 61% possession and still a loss? Napoli better step it up.

NapoliTrueBlue September 3, 2023 - 6:35 pm

So disappointed, guys. We dominated the game in stats but look what happened. i still believe in Garcia tho.

Lazio4Life September 3, 2023 - 8:38 pm

Luis Alberto’s backheel? pure class! We totally deserved the win, don’t care what anyone says.

RefereeWatcher September 3, 2023 - 9:15 pm

those VAR decisions, killing the vibe but I guess it keeps the game fair? Maybe…


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