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Napoli 1-0 Fiorentina: Highlights

A scrappy match results in a narrow loss, but wow was that ending stupid.

SSC Napoli v ACF Fiorentina- TIM Cup
A truly gurntastic match.
Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images


Maurizio Sarri set out his expected XI. Paulo Sousa kept new signing Marco Sportiello on the bench and handed a surprise start to Sebastian Cristoforo.

First half

Pepe Reina made a wonder-save on a Davide Astori header from a corner and Ciprian Tatarusanu punched a Lorenzo Insigne free kick onto the bar, but those were probably the best chances.

Second half

Nenad Tomovic lost the ball and let Marek Hamsik motor down the right and cross; Tomovic lost Jose Cajellon and the Spaniard headed home for the goal in the 71st minute.

A late red card for Elseid Hysaj handed Fiorentina some hope, but they never really looked like breaking through, and the match ended in shambles as Doveri completely lost control.

Full time

Goals: Callejon 71’ (ass. Hamsik)

Cards: Hysaj 67’ and 90’ (red card 90’), Insigne 90’, Sanchez 28’, Olivera 37’ and 90’ (red card 90’), Astori 45’, Chiesa 90’