Napoli Struggled to Defeat Venezia, but Are Now One Point Away From the Top

Napoli didn’t enjoy a smooth ride against Venezia. Luciano Spalletti earned a 1-0 victory and climb one point below leaders Inter.

A match against Venezia seemed like smooth sailing for The Partenopei. After all, Venezia looked glued to the relegation spots.

Furthermore, Napoli is enjoying a resurgence. This is in no small part due to the squad’s injury list getting shorter.

Against Venezia, manager Luciano Spalletti opted for the tried- and tested 4-2-3-1 formation. What’s more, the manager could depend on many of the team’s stars.

And, Gli Azzuri made sure to dominate both possession and the number of chances created. It could have all ended square in spite of this. Fortunately, Victor Osimhen, the striker who has made a quick, unexpected return from injury delivered the sole goal of the game from Matteo Politano’s assist.

Further chances were converted, and Venezia even had Tyronne Ebuehi sent off in the final stages of the game. In the 10th minute of stoppage time, Andrea Petagna put it all to rest with his decisive goal.

Napoli is once again starring at the top spot in Serie A. What comes next are two of the most important matches of the season. First, Napoli takes on leaders Inter Milan. It could prove to be the Serie A showdown. Then, Napoli takes on FC Barcelona in a bid at European glory. Everything is still at stake for GLi Azzuri.

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