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Serie A, 18-round, regular season, 23.12.17 9:00

3
FT
 
2'
    Allan
16'
 
 
18'
21'
 
26'
 
 
27'
    (D. Mertens)  Lorenzo Insigne
33'
 
    (D. Mertens)  Marek Hamsík
39'
 
52'
 
 
57'
 
62'
 
72'
77'
 
 
82'
Statistics
Shots
14
 
 
 
5
Shots on target
9
 
 
 
2
Possession %
44
 
 
 
56
Corner
2
 
 
 
2
Fouls
14
 
 
 
13
Offsides
5
 
 
 
3
Yellow cards
3
 
 
 
5
Red cards
1
 
 
 
0
Goal Kicks
8
 
 
 
4
Crosses
20
 
 
 
18
H: 96% (1081)
D: 3% (36)
A: 1% (13)
Match preview
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo  Napoli, Italy ​   +7°C
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Match Events

90+4
 
Both teams could have won today but SSC Napoli just managed to carve out the victory
 
90+4
That's it! The referee blows the final whistle
 
90+4
 
The home team have had 44% of possession compared to the away team's 56%
 
90+4
 
Duvan Zapata from Sampdoria is ruled offside
 
90+3
 
Dries Mertens goes for goal, but his effort was never close to hitting the target.
 
90+3
 
Emiliano Viviano from Sampdoria makes a great save.
 
90+3
 
Emiliano Viviano saved a certain goal there! Dries Mertens found himself in a great scoring position but Emiliano Viviano denied him with a great save
 
90+3
 
CHANCE! Dries Mertens finds himself in a 1 on 1 situation with the keeper...
 
90+3
 
Could be a good chance here as Jose Maria Callejon from SSC Napoli cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
90+3
 
SSC Napoli start a counter attack
 
90+2
 
A shot by Gaston Ramirez is blocked
 
90+2
 
Jose Maria Callejon relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
90+2
 
Dennis Praet from Sampdoria swings in the corner from the right.
 
90+2
 
Elseid Hysaj clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
90+2
 
Gaston Ramirez from Sampdoria tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
90+1
 
Bartosz Bereszynski from Sampdoria tries to head the ball to a team mate, but the keeper comes out and claims it.
 
90+1
 
Poor play by Kalidou Koulibaly as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure
 
90+1
 
Duvan Zapata from Sampdoria swings a cross into the box...
 
90+1
 
The fourth official shows there are 3 minute(s) of time to be added
 
90
 
The home team have had 46% of possession compared to the away team's 54%
 
89
 
The referee signals a free kick as Gaston Ramirez from Sampdoria trips Amadou Diawara
 
88
 
The referee signals a free kick as Amadou Diawara from SSC Napoli trips Gianluca Caprari
 
88
 
Allan from SSC Napoli crosses the ball, but his team mate arrives a little late and can't benefit from it.
 
88
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli is a contender for Man of the Match after a great performance today
 
87
 
Duvan Zapata is penalised for pushing Pepe Reina
 
87
 
Poor play by Jose Maria Callejon as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure
 
87
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Bartosz Bereszynski from Sampdoria ...
 
86
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
86
 
Bartosz Bereszynski from Sampdoria crosses the ball but it is nowhere near the intended target.
 
85
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
85
 
Valerio Verre puts in a cross...
 
85
 
The home team have had 47% of possession compared to the away team's 53%
 
84
Ivan Strinic is leaving the field to be replaced by Duvan Zapata in a tactical substitution.
 
84
 
The referee signals a free kick as Jose Maria Callejon from SSC Napoli trips Gaston Ramirez
 
83
 
Jose Maria Callejon from SSC Napoli passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
83
 
Great skill from Jose Maria Callejon as he dribbles past his opponents
 
83
 
Piotr Zielinski from SSC Napoli directs a ball squarely in the box.
 
83
 
SSC Napoli start a counter attack
 
82
The referee is not having the complaints from Gaston Ramirez who is given a yellow card for dissent
 
82
 
The referee signals a free kick as Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli trips Gianluca Caprari
 
82
 
Emiliano Viviano from Sampdoria makes a great save.
 
82
 
Great defending by Emiliano Viviano from Sampdoria to prevent his team conceding a goal.
 
82
 
A direct free kick from Dries Mertens is blocked by the keeper and goes back into play
 
81
 
The referee signals a free kick as Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria trips Allan
 
80
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
80
 
The home team have had 46% of possession compared to the away team's 54%
 
79
Lorenzo Insigne is leaving the field to be replaced by Christian Maggio in a tactical substitution.
 
79
 
The referee signals a free kick as Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli trips Bartosz Bereszynski
 
78
 
The away team are really starting to put pressure the opposition now
 
78
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
78
 
Lucas Torreira crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
77
SECOND YELLOW! - Mario Rui makes his second bookable offence and is sent off!
 
77
 
Reckless challenge there. Mario Rui commits a rough foul on Dawid Kownacki
 
76
 
Both sides are struggling to open up the opponent's defense
 
75
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
75
Fabio Quagliarella is leaving the field to be replaced by Dawid Kownacki in a tactical substitution.
 
75
 
The home team have had 47% of possession compared to the away team's 53%
 
75
 
Fabio Quagliarella fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
 
73
 
Goal kick for Sampdoria
 
73
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli crosses the ball, but his team mate arrives a little late and can't benefit from it.
 
72
Yellow card for Valerio Verre
 
72
 
Reckless challenge there. Valerio Verre commits a rough foul on Mario Rui
 
71
Edgar Barreto is leaving the field to be replaced by Valerio Verre in a tactical substitution.
 
71
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
71
 
Ivan Strinic from Sampdoria crosses the ball but it is nowhere near the intended target.
 
70
 
The home team have had 49% of possession compared to the away team's 51%
 
70
Marek Hamsik is leaving the field to be replaced by Piotr Zielinski in a tactical substitution.
 
69
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
69
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
69
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Elseid Hysaj from SSC Napoli ...
 
68
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
68
 
Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria fails to connect properly on the volley and sends the ball wide of target
 
68
 
Ivan Strinic puts in a cross...
 
68
 
Marek Hamsik relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
67
 
Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria swings in the corner from the left.
 
67
 
Jose Maria Callejon clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
67
 
Ivan Strinic from Sampdoria tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
65
 
Sampdoria take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
65
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
65
 
Edgar Barreto from Sampdoria swings a cross into the box...
 
65
 
The home team have had 48% of possession compared to the away team's 52%
 
65
 
Danger averted there as Mario Rui from SSC Napoli clears the danger with a good tackle
 
63
 
Safe hands from Pepe Reina as he comes out and claims the ball
 
63
 
Gianluca Caprari puts in a cross...
 
62
Lucas Torreira is shown a yellow card by the referee
 
62
 
Dangerous challenge by Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. Raul Albiol on the receiving end of that.
 
60
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
60
 
Lucas Torreira puts in a cross...
 
60
 
The home team have had 50% of possession compared to the away team's 50%
 
59
 
Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria is ruled offside
 
58
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
58
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
58
 
Amadou Diawara crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
57
Yellow card for Emiliano Viviano
 
57
 
The referee signals a free kick as Emiliano Viviano from Sampdoria trips Allan
 
56
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
56
 
Ivan Strinic from Sampdoria swings a cross into the box...
 
56
 
Sampdoria take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
56
Jorginho is leaving the field to be replaced by Amadou Diawara in a tactical substitution.
 
55
 
The home team have had 49% of possession compared to the away team's 51%
 
55
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
55
 
Edgar Barreto from Sampdoria heads the ball to a team mate.
 
55
 
Gian Marco Ferrari delivers a teasing cross into the box...
 
54
 
Sampdoria take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
53
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
53
 
Fabio Quagliarella puts in a dangerous cross...
 
52
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
52
Mario Rui is shown a yellow card by the referee
 
52
 
Reckless challenge there. Mario Rui commits a rough foul on Gaston Ramirez
 
51
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli is ruled offside
 
50
 
Goal kick for Sampdoria
 
50
 
Allan from SSC Napoli sends an effort wide of target
 
50
 
The home team have had 52% of possession compared to the away team's 48%
 
49
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
49
 
Marek Hamsik from SSC Napoli tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
47
 
Ivan Strinic relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
47
 
Marek Hamsik from SSC Napoli swings a cross into the box...
 
46
The second half is underway
 
45+2
 
The two sides have been very evenly matched in the 1st half
 
45+2
It's over! The referee blows for half time
 
45+2
 
The home team have had 51% of possession compared to the away team's 49%
 
45+1
 
The referee signals a free kick as Jorginho from SSC Napoli trips Lucas Torreira
 
45+1
 
The fourth official shows there are 1 minute(s) of time to be added
 
45
 
Kalidou Koulibaly relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
45
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Ivan Strinic from Sampdoria ...
 
45
 
The home team have had 52% of possession compared to the away team's 48%
 
44
 
Sampdoria take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
43
 
Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria is ruled offside
 
43
 
Could be a good chance here as Dennis Praet from Sampdoria cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
43
 
The referee signals a free kick as Gianluca Caprari from Sampdoria trips Jorginho
 
42
 
Dries Mertens goes for goal, but the shot lacks precision and sails wide
 
41
 
Good effort by Lorenzo Insigne as he directs a shot on target, but the keeper saves it
 
41
 
Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli passes the ball to a team mate.
 
40
 
Ivan Strinic relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
40
 
Lorenzo Insigne puts in a cross...
 
40
 
The home team have had 52% of possession compared to the away team's 48%
 
40
 
A wonderful team goal!
 
39
 
Dries Mertens provided the assist for the goal.
 
39
G O O O A A A L - Marek Hamsik from SSC Napoli taps the ball in! An easy finish for Marek Hamsik
 
39
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli directs a ball squarely in the box.
 
39
 
Allan of SSC Napoli passes the ball to a team mate.
 
36
 
The referee signals a free kick as Dennis Praet from Sampdoria trips Allan
 
36
 
Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria directs the ball behind the defence, but the keeper reads the play well and comes to claim it
 
35
 
The home team have had 54% of possession compared to the away team's 46%
 
34
 
The referee signals a free kick as Allan from SSC Napoli trips Edgar Barreto
 
33
 
A wonderful team goal!
 
33
 
Dries Mertens provided the assist for the goal.
 
33
G O O O A A A L - Lorenzo Insigne volleys the ball into the back of the net. A great finish!
 
33
 
Could be a good chance here as Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
32
 
Gian Marco Ferrari almost costs his team a goal after a defensive blunder.
 
32
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
32
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli swings a cross into the box...
 
32
 
The referee signals a free kick as Gaston Ramirez from Sampdoria trips Allan
 
31
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli is ruled offside
 
31
 
Goal kick for SSC Napoli
 
31
 
Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria sends an effort wide of target
 
31
 
Could be a good chance here as Gianluca Caprari from Sampdoria cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
30
 
The home team have had 53% of possession compared to the away team's 47%
 
30
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli is ruled offside
 
29
 
Dangerous challenge by Gianluca Caprari from Sampdoria. Raul Albiol on the receiving end of that.
 
28
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli is ruled offside
 
27
G O O O A A A L - Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria puts it away from the penalty spot!
 
26
Elseid Hysaj is shown a yellow card by the referee
 
26
 
PENALTY! - Elseid Hysaj charges Gaston Ramirez from behind in the box and the ref points to the spot!
 
26
 
Great skill from Gaston Ramirez as he dribbles past his opponents
 
26
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
26
 
Raul Albiol from SSC Napoli heads the ball, but it's a terrible effort nowhere near the goal.
 
26
 
Allan from SSC Napoli swings in the corner from the right.
 
25
 
Emiliano Viviano does well to deny Lorenzo Insigne's effort from within the area. A corner has been awarded
 
25
 
Could be a good chance here as Marek Hamsik from SSC Napoli cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
25
 
The home team have had 56% of possession compared to the away team's 44%
 
21
The referee is not having the complaints from Dries Mertens who is given a yellow card for dissent
 
21
 
Dries Mertens is penalised for pushing Matias Silvestre
 
21
 
Dries Mertens is penalised for pushing Matias Silvestre
 
20
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli had a bad first touch and fails to benefit from his team mates cross.
 
20
 
Jose Maria Callejon delivers a teasing cross into the box...
 
20
 
The home team have had 58% of possession compared to the away team's 42%
 
19
 
Lorenzo Insigne from SSC Napoli tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
19
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
19
 
Jorginho from SSC Napoli swings a cross into the box...
 
19
 
Matias Silvestre relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
19
 
Jorginho crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
18
Ivan Strinic is shown a yellow card by the referee
 
18
 
Ivan Strinic is penalised for pushing Allan
 
16
G O O O A A A L - Allan reacts first on the loose ball and puts it away!
 
16
 
Emiliano Viviano from Sampdoria makes a great save.
 
16
 
Jose Maria Callejon has a golden chance to score on the volley, but the keeper is on hand to save!
 
16
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli puts in a great cross...
 
16
 
Goal kick for Sampdoria
 
15
 
What a game. It's an intense and good playing game from both sides.
 
15
 
The home team have had 54% of possession compared to the away team's 46%
 
15
 
Allan is penalised for pushing Lucas Torreira
 
15
 
Ivan Strinic relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
14
 
Mario Rui puts in a cross...
 
13
 
The referee signals a free kick as Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria trips Jorginho
 
13
 
The game is restarted
 
12
 
Play has been stopped while the referee talks to the players.
 
12
 
Goal kick for Sampdoria
 
12
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli fails to connect properly on the volley and sends the ball wide of target
 
12
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
12
 
Gian Marco Ferrari relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
12
 
Mario Rui puts in a dangerous cross...
 
10
 
The home team have had 56% of possession compared to the away team's 44%
 
10
 
Dangerous challenge by Kalidou Koulibaly from SSC Napoli. Bartosz Bereszynski on the receiving end of that.
 
10
 
Poor play by Emiliano Viviano as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure
 
10
 
Allan from SSC Napoli swings in the corner from the right.
 
9
 
Emiliano Viviano stretches his body and turns behind a volleyed effort by Jose Maria Callejon. That was a great scoring chance!
 
9
 
Mario Rui puts in a dangerous cross...
 
8
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
8
 
Gian Marco Ferrari relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
8
 
Great skill from Dries Mertens as he dribbles past his opponents
 
7
 
Sampdoria take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
7
 
Great vision by Mario Rui from SSC Napoli as he stops a promising attack with an interception.
 
6
 
Dries Mertens from SSC Napoli is ruled offside
 
5
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
5
 
The home team have had 50% of possession compared to the away team's 50%
 
5
 
The referee signals a free kick as Bartosz Bereszynski from Sampdoria trips Jose Maria Callejon
 
3
 
A contender for goal of the season!
 
2
G O O O A A A L Gaston Ramirez curls the direct free kick into the back of the net! Wonderful finish
 
2
 
The referee signals a free kick as Elseid Hysaj from SSC Napoli trips Gianluca Caprari
 
1
 
SSC Napoli take a throw-in in the opponent's half of the field
 
1
 
A perfect day for football with glorious sunshine.
 
1
 
The pitch is in fantastic condition today and the players are enjoying the surface.
 
1
 
SSC Napoli kick-off, and the game is underway.
 
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The referee starts the match
 
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Welcome to San Paolo, now all we need are the two teams.
 
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