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Napoli 2-0 Hellas Verona

Kalidou Koulibaly heads in for Napoli
Napoli have only lost one league game this season, at home to Juventus in December

Napoli will take a one-point lead over champions Juventus into Serie A's winter break after both sides won on Saturday.

Goals from Jose Callejon and Kalidou Koulibaly gave Napoli a comfortable victory over 19th-placed Hellas Verona.

Juventus then earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cagliari thanks to Federico Bernardeschi's 74th-minute strike.

That means Juve, who have won the past six titles, are unbeaten in seven games, winning six of them.

Elsewhere, Roma missed the chance to climb back into the top four as they lost 2-1 at home to Atalanta.

There is now a two-week break in the Italian top flight with the next fixtures taking place on 21 January.

Line-ups

Napoli

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 23Hysaj
  • 33AlbiolSubstituted forMaksimovicat 85'minutes
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 5Allan
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 77'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 14Mertens
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forRogat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 11Maggio
  • 15Giaccherini
  • 18do Nascimento
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 30Rog
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara
  • 62Tonelli

Hellas Verona

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Andrade
  • 28FerrariBooked at 83mins
  • 75Heurtaux
  • 12Caracciolo
  • 26CáceresBooked at 67mins
  • 7VerdeSubstituted forFelicioliat 82'minutes
  • 24BessaBooked at 34minsSubstituted forCalvanoat 77'minutes
  • 77Büchel
  • 93Fares
  • 2Orestes CaldeiraBooked at 47mins
  • 9KeanSubstituted forPazziniat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Zuculini
  • 8Fossati
  • 11Pazzini
  • 14Zuculini
  • 17Silvestri
  • 21Lee Seung-Woo
  • 23Calvano
  • 27Valoti
  • 37Bearzotti
  • 40Coppola
  • 69Souprayen
  • 97Felicioli
Referee:
Rosario Abisso
Attendance:
39,580

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamHellas Verona
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home24
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 2, Verona 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 2, Verona 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jorginho with a through ball.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Napoli. Elseid Hysaj tries a through ball, but José Callejón is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Allan.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Nícolas.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jorginho (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by José Callejón.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Thomas Heurtaux.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Piotr Zielinski (Napoli).

  10. Post update

    Alex Ferrari (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

  12. Post update

    José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Fares (Verona).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Nikola Maksimovic replaces Raúl Albiol.

  16. Booking

    Alex Ferrari (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alex Ferrari (Verona).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Giampaolo Pazzini (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Fares with a through ball.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Verona. Gian Filippo Felicioli replaces Daniele Verde.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 6th January 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli20163144133151
2Juventus20162249153450
3Inter Milan20126235152042
4Lazio19124348242440
5Roma19123430141639
6Sampdoria199373629730
7Atalanta208663126530
8Udinese199193327628
9Fiorentina207762921828
10Torino2061042827128
11AC Milan208482527-228
12Bologna2073102330-724
13Chievo205782032-1222
14Genoa205691622-621
15Sassuolo2063111330-1721
16Cagliari2062121831-1320
17SPAL2036112138-1715
18Crotone2043131338-2515
19Hellas Verona2034131841-2313
20Benevento2021171343-307
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