Luciano Spalletti’s side enjoyed yet another successful night on Sunday as they took their tally to 10 consecutive wins by coming from behind to beat Bologna 3-2 at the Stadio Maradona. It took a while for the game to warm up and despite a few chances for Napoli, they found themselves behind on 41 minutes, as Joshua Zirkzee slotted home a well-worked goal. The visitors’ celebrations were short-lived, however, with Juan Jesus pulling one back four minutes later, right on the half-time whistle.
The second half picked up right where it left off and it was the home side this time who found the net first. Within four minutes of the action getting under way again, half-time substitute Hirving Lozano slotted home to put the Azzurri ahead for the first time in the match. Almost a mirror image of what happened before the break, Bologna were the ones to dampen the celebrations by drawing level again through Musa Barrow. However, it was another substitute who saved the day, as Victor Osimhen showed class to find the net and grab all three points for Napoli. Ten wins on the bounce...
Napoli 3-2 Bologna (HT: 1-1)
Scorers: Zirkzee 41, Juan Jesus 45, Lozano 49, Barrow 51, Osimhen 67.
NAPOLI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui (Olivera 76), Ndombele (Elmas 71), Lobotka (Demme 82), Zielinski, Politano (Lozano 46), Kvaratskhelia, Raspadori (Osimhen 46).
BOLOGNA: Skorupski; Posch, Bonifazi, Lucumi, Cambiaso (De Silvestri 89) Ferguson, Medel (Moro 71) Aebischer, Dominguez, Barrow, Zirkzee.
Coach: Thiago Motta.
Bookings: Dominguez, Skorupski.