Italian Serie A
Palermo0Napoli1

Palermo 0-1 Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates converting his penalty

Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal as Napoli beat Palermo to move within three points of Serie A leaders Juventus.

The Argentina striker netted a penalty in the 22nd minute to settle a tight game.

Second-placed Napoli are now unbeaten in four games and five points clear of third-placed Roma.

Sunday's victory allowed them to close the gap on Juventus, who beat Sassuolo 1-0 on Friday.

Line-ups

Palermo

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 23Struna
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 97Pezzella
  • 21QuaisonBooked at 84minsSubstituted forTrajkovskiat 90+1'minutes
  • 10HiljemarkSubstituted forBaloghat 81'minutes
  • 28Jajalo
  • 18ChochevBooked at 52mins
  • 11GilardinoSubstituted forDjurdjevicat 53'minutes
  • 20Vázquez

Substitutes

  • 1Posavec
  • 2Vitiello
  • 3Rispoli
  • 8Trajkovski
  • 9Bentivegna
  • 15Cionek
  • 16Brugman
  • 22Balogh
  • 24Cristante
  • 25Maresca
  • 77Morganella
  • 99Djurdjevic

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 75mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 65'minutes
  • 9Higuaín
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forEl Kaddouriat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 18Regini
  • 19López Silva
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 94Chalobah
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
14,628

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Palermo 0, Napoli 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Palermo 0, Napoli 1.

Foul by Omar El Kaddouri (Napoli).

Mato Jajalo (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David López (Napoli) is shown the yellow card.

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aljaz Struna (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Aleksandar Trajkovski replaces Robin Quaison.

Attempt missed. Allan (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Sinisa Andjelkovic.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Franco Vázquez (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Omar El Kaddouri replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Hand ball by David López (Napoli).

Booking

Robin Quaison (Palermo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robin Quaison (Palermo).

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Uros Djurdjevic (Palermo).

Substitution

Substitution, Palermo. Norbert Balogh replaces Oscar Hiljemark.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kalidou Koulibaly.

Allan (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Uros Djurdjevic (Palermo).

Attempt saved. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Booking

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by David López with a through ball.

Hand ball by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Napoli).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Marek Hamsik.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Franco Vázquez (Palermo).

Attempt missed. Ivaylo Chochev (Palermo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oscar Hiljemark with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Attempt missed. Ivaylo Chochev (Palermo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oscar Hiljemark with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Corner, Palermo. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th March 2016

  • PalermoPalermo0NapoliNapoli1
  • ChievoChievo0AC MilanAC Milan0
  • CarpiCarpi2FrosinoneFrosinone1
  • FiorentinaFiorentina1Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1
  • GenoaGenoa3TorinoTorino2
  • UdineseUdinese1RomaRoma2
  • LazioLazio2AtalantaAtalanta0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus29214451153667
2Napoli29197359233664
3Roma29178461303159
4Fiorentina29166750321854
5Inter Milan29166739271254
6AC Milan2913973930948
7Sassuolo29111173632444
8Lazio29118103737041
9Bologna29106133033-336
10Chievo2998123339-635
11Empoli2998123442-835
12Genoa2997133134-334
13Torino2989123638-233
14Sampdoria2988134347-432
15Atalanta2979132635-930
16Udinese2986152544-1930
17Palermo2976162851-2327
18Frosinone2975172955-2626
19Carpi29510142645-1925
20Hellas Verona29213142549-2419
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