The Blues claim a statement victory as they get one step closer to winning their first Scudetto title in more than three decades.
Napoli crushed Juventus 5-1 in their Serie A game on Friday. The Bianconeri saw their eight-game winning streak come to a bitter end at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Napoli are UNSTOPPABLE!
Juventus came into the game hoping to leapfrog AC Milan from the second spot on the Serie A table with a victory. But it didn’t take long for Juve to find out that they were in trouble against their in-form opponents.
Victor Osimhen opened the scoring for the hosts in the 14th minute as they found a flying start to the game. Napoli continued dominating the game, with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia doubling their lead later on in the first half.
Angel Di Maria brought Juventus back into the game by making it 2-1 three minutes before half-time. But it took Napoli only ten minutes into the second period to restore their two-goal lead.
Amir Rrahmani’s goal was the beginning of Juventus’ free fall in the game.
Kvaratskhelia completed his wonderful performance by registering his second assist of the night in the 65th minute. Osimhen converted Napoli’s swift counterattack into their fourth goal of the night, securing his side’s win in style.
Only seven minutes later, Napoli finished off the job through Elif Elmas. The Macedonian star latched onto the ball inside the box before making it 5-1 with a powerful strike.
The victory extends Napoli’s gap to Milan at the top of the Serie A table to ten points. Luciano Spalletti’s side will return to Coppa Italia to meet Cremonese on Tuesday.
Napoli: Meret (6), Di Lorenzo (7), Rrahmani (7), Min-jae (8), Mario Rui (6), Anguissa (6), Lobotka (7), Zielinski (6), Politano (6), Osimhen (8), Kvaratskhelia (9).
Bench: Oliviera (6), Elmas (7), Ndombele (5), Lozano (-), Raspadori (5).
Juventus: Szczesny (5), Danilo (5), Bremer (4), A.Sandro (5), Chiesa (5), McKennie (5), Locatelli (6), Rabiot (5), Kostic (6), Di Maria (7), Milik (7).
Bench: Paredes (7), Miretti (6), Kean (5), Iling Junior (6), Soule (6).