Napoli struggles to beat Torino

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Naples : Napoli must work hard to secure full points when they host Torino in the Serie A continuation which will be held on Sunday, 17 October. Partenopei won 1-0 over Il Toro.

Napoli started the game with a promise. They threatened first with only five minutes to go, but Kalidou Koulibaly’s header was saved by Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.

Torino did not remain silent. They replied to Napoli’s threat in the 16th minute, but Bremer’s header could be secured by David Ospina.

Napoli had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock in the 26th minute after Giovanni Di Lorenzo was brought down in the box by Ben Kone. But the execution of Lorenzo Insigne was saved by Milinkovic-Savic.

Three minutes later, it was Torino’s turn to threaten. But Josip Brekalo’s efforts were saved by Ospina.

Both teams traded attacks throughout the remaining time of the first half. But until halftime, both teams were unable to score.

Entering the second half, Napoli took the initiative to attack first. However, Hirving Lozano’s effort in the 63rd minute still hit the post.

Three minutes later, Torino replied to Napoli’s threat. But Brekalo’s shot was again raw in the hands of Ospina.

Napoli finally broke the deadlock in the 81st minute. Victor Osimhen managed to gore Eljif Elmas’ pass to bring his team ahead of Torino.

Left behind, Torino tried to increase the intensity of the attack. But until dispersal, no additional goals were created.

This victory brought Napoli to the top of the Serie A standings with 24 points from eight matches. While Torino stuck in 12th position with eight points from eight matches.

Line-up:
Napoli : Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Rui; Zambo-Anguissa, Fabian; Politano (Lozano 59′) (Jesus 89′), Zielinski (Mertens 71′), Insigne (Elmas 71′); Osimhen

Torino: Milinkovic-Savic ‘Djidji, Bremer, Rodriguez (Buongiorno 66’); Singo, Lukic, Linetty (Escape 67 ‘), Aina; Mandragora (Kone 8 ‘) (Warming 89’); Sanabria (Belotti 67 ‘), Brecalo

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