Khvicha Kvaratskhelia set the Maradona alight on Sunday afternoon after scoring a beautiful late goal to give the Azzurri a 2-1 win over Verona.

Despite multiple attempts in the first half, Verona’s goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo continued to deny the hosts’ efforts. The first half came to a close with both sides still goalless.

It was the visitors to open the scoring when Diego Coppola found the breakthrough in the 72nd minute.

Cyril Ngonge came off the bench in the 62nd minute and not long after, scored his first goal wearing the Napoli jersey.

However, it was Kvara’s last-minute goal that sealed the deal for Napoli. The Georgian fired a shot from outside the box that Montipo had no chance of saving.

A great home win for the Azzurri and another three points in the bag.

Cyril’s shot that brought us level.
Kvara’s stunning strike that secured the three points.

Napoli 2-1 Verona (HT 0-0)

Scorers: Coppola 72, Ngonge 79, Kvaratskhelia 87

NAPOLI: Gollini; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui (Mazzocchi 52), Anguissa, Lobotka (Dendoncker 85), Cajuste (Ngonge 62), Politano (Lindstrom 62), Kvaratskhelia, Simeone (Raspadori 85).

Coach: Mazzarri

VERONA: Montipò; Tchatchoua, Coppola (Magnani 86), Dawidowicz, Cabal, Serdar, Duda (Tavsan 86), Lazovic (Vinagre 81), Suslov (Daniel Silva 81), Folorunsho, Noslin (Swidersky 60).

Coach: Baroni

Referee: Piccinini
Booked: Coppola, Mario Rui, Suslov, Lindstrom, Lobotka

The two stars of the match.

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