Italian Serie A
NapoliNapoli1GenoaGenoa0

Napoli 1-0 Genoa

Raul Albiol
Raul Albiol scored his first goal since January 2016

Raul Albiol scored the winner as Napoli closed the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to just two points.

Maurizio Sarri's side took advantage of Juve's surprise goalless draw at lowly SPAL on Saturday.

Ex-Real Madrid defender Albiol grabbed the only goal on 72 minutes, heading in Jose Callejon's corner for his first goal since January 2016.

Dries Mertens struck the posts for the hosts, with Aleandro Rosi's header for Genoa kept out by Pepe Reina.

Line-ups

Napoli

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 23Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 5Allan
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 20'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forRogat 86'minutes
  • 14MertensSubstituted forMilikat 82'minutes
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 11Maggio
  • 19Milic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 22Sepe
  • 27Machach
  • 30Rog
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara
  • 62Tonelli
  • 99Milik

Genoa

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Perin
  • 14Biraschi
  • 2Spolli
  • 87Zukanovic
  • 20RosiBooked at 76minsSubstituted forRossiat 78'minutes
  • 8Bertolacci
  • 88Hiljemark
  • 93LaxaltBooked at 47mins
  • 22LazovicSubstituted forTaarabtat 62'minutes
  • 19PandevSubstituted forRigoniat 67'minutes
  • 16Galabinov

Substitutes

  • 10Lapadula
  • 11Taarabt
  • 13Rossettini
  • 17El Yamiq
  • 18Migliore
  • 23Lamanna
  • 24Bessa
  • 30Rigoni
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 38Zima
  • 45Picanco Medeiros
  • 49Rossi
Referee:
Fabrizio Pasqua
Attendance:
30,059

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamGenoa
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 1, Genoa 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Genoa 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Davide Biraschi (Genoa).

  5. Post update

    Mário Rui (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Rossi (Genoa).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luca Rigoni (Genoa).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Davide Biraschi.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arkadiusz Milik.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces José Callejón.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli).

  13. Post update

    Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Arkadiusz Milik replaces Dries Mertens.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Genoa. Giuseppe Rossi replaces Aleandro Rosi.

  16. Booking

    Aleandro Rosi (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Aleandro Rosi (Genoa).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aleandro Rosi (Genoa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adel Taarabt with a cross.

  20. Booking

    Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th March 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus29243267155275
2Napoli29234263194473
3Roma29185649232659
4Inter Milan281510347212655
5Lazio29166767373054
6AC Milan2815584132950
7Atalanta28128843311244
8Sampdoria28135104743444
9Fiorentina2811893833541
10Torino2881283737036
11Bologna29104153441-734
12Udinese28103153842-433
13Genoa2886142129-830
14Cagliari2885152744-1729
15Sassuolo2876151848-3027
16Chievo2867152547-2225
17SPAL29510142850-2225
18Crotone2866162750-2324
19Hellas Verona2864182556-3122
20Benevento2831241963-4410
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