Napoli 2-1 Juventus: Maurizio Sarri loses on return to old club

Napoli 2-1 Juventus: Maurizio Sarri loses on return to old club

January 26, 2020

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri’s return to his old club Napoli ended in defeat, although Cristiano Ronaldo extended his personal Serie A scoring run to eight games.

Juve are three points clear of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A after only their second loss of the season.

Piotr Zielinski gave Napoli the lead from close range with Lorenzo Insigne’s volley doubling their advantage.

Ronaldo scored in injury time for champions Juventus.

Sarri was booed by Napoli fans on his first game back at the club he left in 2018. He spent one season with Chelsea before moving to Juventus last summer.

He left the club on a high – leading them to a club record points tally in 2017-18 – but returned to take on a side who were 13th in Serie A after a run of one win in 12 league games.

But the Naples club, now managed by Gennaro Gattuso after sacking Carlo Ancelotti, enjoyed an impressive win over the eight-time-in-a-row Italian champions.

Juve almost equalised in injury time but Gonzalo Higuain’s bicycle kick was saved by Alex Meret.

Ronaldo’s consolation makes him the first Juve player to score in eight consecutive league games since David Trezeguet in 2005

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Match Stats

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Match ends, Napoli 2, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 2, Juventus 1.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado with a cross.

Booking

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

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

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 2, Juventus 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Fernando Llorente replaces Arkadiusz Milik.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 2, Juventus 0. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross.

Attempt missed. Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Eljif Elmas.

Hand ball by Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Booking

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus).

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

Attempt missed. Fabián Ruiz (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stanislav Lobotka.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Eljif Elmas replaces Piotr Zielinski.

Booking

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Douglas Costa (Juventus).

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

Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Piotr Zielinski.

Booking

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elseid Hysaj (Napoli).

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross.

Foul by Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus).

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Arkadiusz Milik.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Paulo Dybala.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Napoli).

Attempt blocked. Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross.

Booking

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Stanislav Lobotka replaces Diego Demme.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross.

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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