The last weekend of February saw the Napoli players and supporters joyously dance into the night after Fabian Ruiz struck a pivotal winner deep into stoppage time to come out on top in what had been an enthralling clash in which both sides showed no fear. Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring with a brilliant right-footed effort that nestled inside the near post but Napoli were made to pay for failing to extend their lead, not for want of trying, as Lazio drew level on 88 minutes when Pedro curled in a fine shot. The Azzurri would not let them sway them, however, as the Spaniard powered home the winner in the fourth minute of added time to spark incredible scenes at the Olimpico.
Insigne opens the scoring
Fabian’s left-footed stunner on 94 minutes
Napoli celebrations in front of the Curva
LAZIO: Strakosha; Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Patric (Acerbi 84), Radu (Hysaj 71) Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva (Basic 84), Luis Alberto, Felipe Anderson (Pedro 65) Immobile, Zaccagni. Coach: Sarri.
NAPOLI: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Demme (Lobotka 81), Fabian Ruiz, Politano (Ounas 81), Zielinski (Elmas 57), Insigne (Juan Jesus 90+4), Osimhen. Coach: Spalletti.
Referee: Di Bello. Scorers: L. Insigne 62, Pedro 88, F. Ruiz 90+4. Booked: Radu, Immobile, Zaccagni.