NAPLES – Napoli has returned to fly with Rino Gattuso. After some initial difficulties, the team found themselves with the precious qualification to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup and the double success in the championship against Juventus and Sampdoria. Tonight Napoli did not have an easy life on the Sampdoria field but in the final game it brought out that character that had lost in the first part of the season when Carlo Ancelotti was on the bench of the bells.
Thanks to this success, Napoli has moved to less than two points from the Europa League area, a goal that seemed almost impossible after the bad start to the championship. The Champions League zone is still nine points away but the bells have taken the right path.
Sampdoria-Napoli 2-4, Demme stronger than Quagliarella's magic.
Napoli launched the start which reaches zero to two within sixteen minutes. First Milik scores from Zielinski's cross, then Elmas doubles by making the most of a corner kick. When Sampdoria seemed doomed, Quagliarella thought about putting it back into play with an absolute star goal.
The striker from Campania received the ball on the edge of the penalty area of Napoli and beat Meret with a right footed by applause. The magic of Quagliarella has given new life to Sampdoria who started attacking with his head down in search of a draw.
First came the rightly canceled goal in Ramirez, because the action was vitiated by a handball by Gabbiadini, then came the penalty kick, awarded for a foul by Manolas against Quagliarella, which allowed the Blucerchiati to take on two by two. From eleven meters, the ex Gabbiadini was not wrong.
At this point, the character of Napoli came out. The team from Campania was able to get up despite the heaviness of the two by two just suffered. In the 83rd minute, Demme decided to become the hero of the day. The former Leipzig midfielder made a nice gift to his dad, a Napoli fan who called him so in honor of Maradona, marking the goal of overtaking.
Demme beat Audero by picking up Colley's short rebound on Lorenzo Insigne's goal. With Sampdoria all unbalanced forward, Dries Mertens took away the satisfaction of scoring the goal of the definitive four by two in the recovery minutes.
The match report of SAMPDORIA-NAPLES 2-4
3 ′ Milik (N), 16 ′ Elmas (N), 26 ′ Quagliarella (S), 73 ′ rig. Gabbiadini (S), 83 ′ Demme (N), 98 ′ Mertens (N).
SAMPDORIA (4-4-2): Audero; Thorsby, Tonelli, Colley, Augello; Ramirez (68 ′ Maroni), Ekdal, Linetty, Jankto (79 ′ Vieira); Gabbiadini, Quagliarella (75 ′ Gabbiadini). Att. Ranieri.
NAPLES (4-3-3): Meret; Hysaj, Manolas, Di Lorenzo, Mario Rui; Elmas (79 ′ Politano), Lobotka (61 ′ Demme), Zielinski; Callejon (72 ′ Mertens), Milik, Insigne. Att. Gattuso.
Ammonites: Elmas (N), Jankto (S), Ekdal (S), Ramirez (S) Linetty (S), Demme (N), Politano (N).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano