NAPLES – Italian Cup, quarter-finals. Napoli-Lazio 1-0, goal: Lorenzo Insigne in the 2nd minute.
Naples in the Italian Cup semifinal where he will face the Inter-Fiorentina winner. The game against Lazio was decided by a goal from the film library scored by Lorenzo Insigne after just two minutes of play. The Napoli forward dribbled past Luiz Felipe and beat Strakosha with an unstoppable diagonal. Shortly after, the referee awarded Lazio a penalty for a foul by Hysaj on Caicedo but Immobile kicked to the stars after slipping from the spot. The first half ended with an expulsion on each side. First Hysaj, for a double yellow for stopping a restart of Immobile, then the red to Lucas Leiva for protests against the referee Massa.
In the second half, the result did not change but the show did not miss. Napoli hit two posts, one headed with Milik and the other with a shot by Mario Rui, while Lazio hit two woods with Immobile and Lazzari, after a detour by Milik. Thanks to this success, Napoli put the crisis they are going through in the league behind them and qualified for the Italian Cup semifinals. Lazio, the holder of the Italian Cup, will not be able to win the trophy again and will only have to focus on the championship as it has already been eliminated from the Europa League.
The match report. Napoli challenged Lazio with Ospina, Hysaj, Manolas, Di Lorenzo, Mario Rui, Lobotka, Demme, Zielinski, Callejon, Milik and Insigne. The team coached by Simone Inzaghi responded with Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic, Leiva, Parolo, Lulic; Immobile and Caicedo.
Napoli went ahead at the first lunge. At 2 ', Lorenzo Insigne dribbled past Luiz Felipe and beat Thomas Strakosha with an unstoppable right. On 8 ', Lazio were awarded a penalty kick for a foul by Hysaj on Caicedo. The Albanian was also cautioned.
From eleven meters, Ciro Immobile showed up but the top scorer of the Serie A kicked the penalty to the stars because he slipped just before hitting the ball. At 18 ', Hysaj asked for a penalty because Acerbi rejected his conclusion on the net with the elbow.
The referee did not assign him, the action continued and Hysaj was sent off for a second yellow card for a net foul against Ciro Immobile. At 25 ', the referee Massa whistled a foul on Lucas Leiva, the Brazilian did not accept his decision and sent him to that country.
The referee Massa saw his gestaccio, practically identical to that of Mario Balotelli in Brescia-Cagliari, and sent him out by restoring the numerical parity on the field. The first half ended on the result of one to zero for Napoli.
At 60 ', Ciro Immobile made the most of a corner kick from Lazio to go shooting, but his conclusion hit the outside of the net. At 62 ', Immobile kicked the ball with his right foot and scored but the referee canceled it for offside position.
In the 69th minute, Milik anticipated Luiz Felipe with a header and hit the post at Strakosha beaten, Naples close to doubling. In the 83rd minute, Immobile was served by a beautiful aerial side of Milinkovic Savic, the Lazio striker kicked with power, with his right foot, but was unable to score because his shot ended his run on the crossbar.
In the 84th minute, Napoli hit the second post of his evening. Mario Rui started a great right-footed shot that hit the crossbar at Strakosha beaten. In the 87th minute, Lazzari received the ball from Jony on a corner action and hit the post after a deflection by Milik. After the post, Acerbi picked up the ball and scored from two steps. The referee canceled the goal because Acerbi was offside at the time of the winning touch.
It is over, Napoli won against Lazio and qualified in the Italian Cup semifinals, driving away the crisis that is afflicting him in the championship.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano