ROME – Inter returns to the top of Serie A while Napoli fails to drive off the crisis and exits the pitch among the whistles of its fans . The Nerazzurri coached by Antonio Conte won 2-1 against Verona and led to more than two on Juventus (the Bianconeri can return to the top by beating Milan at the Stadium in a few hours). Inter went down in the score for a penalty awarded for a foul by Handanovic on Zaccagni and transformed by Verre . In the second half, the Nerazzurri played a great game and overturned the match with Vecino's header from a cross from Lazaro and with Barella's masterpiece , defined by the former Cagliari midfielder as "the most beautiful of his career".
The deep crisis of Naples continues. For Ancelotti's team this is the fifth consecutive game without a victory between the championship and the Champions League. Only 6 points collected in the last five of Serie A, with the first place temporarily 12 points away .
This negative result closes a nightmare week for Naples, which began with the controversy over the withdrawal by the players from Campania, continued with the challenge to the team in open training and ended with a disappointing home draw against Genoa and with whistle for the team and captain Lorenzo Insigne .
The day ends with the clear success of Torino on the field of Brescia with the two goals from the Italian national team Andrea Belotti and Berenguer . In Brescia, a performance to forget for Mario Balotelli . The striker was not called up to the national team and was also rejected by the new Brescia coach Fabio Grosso who accused him of " not chasing his opponent on defense …".
Serie A, results and markers of the twelfth day's advances.
Serie A, Napoli-Genoa 0-0.
Napoli tries to drive out the crisis of results with Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Callejon, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Insigne; Lozano and Mertens. Absent Milik from injury.
Thiago Motta's Genoa responds with Radu; Ankersen, Romero, Zapata, Pajac; Cassata, Schone, Lerager; Pandev, Agudelo and Pinamonti.
Immediately a goal canceled at Napoli on 2 ′. Mertens serves Lozano, the Mexican loses time, Insigne arrives and scores. The goal is not valid because the action had already been stopped for the Mexican player's offside.
At 16 ', Napoli almost touched the net with Zielinski. The great right-footer from the Polish midfielder's distance was deflected laterally by Radu. Another chance to score for Napoli at 24 ', Mertens brings Lozano into the net with a brilliant play but the Mexican is once again too slow and Romero manages to stop him in a corner kick.
At 31 ′, Pandev was served on the edge of the penalty area of Naples by a fine play by Agudelo but the former Inter striker fired in the corner from close range. The first half ended on the result of zero to zero.
Napoli's players appeared shaken by the protest of their home fans. The Campania strikers did not have the right tranquility in front of goal. Genoa played on the counterattack, in one of these restarts he missed a comfortable scoring opportunity with Pandev.
At 53 ', Mertens sought the goal with a great right-footed shot from outside the penalty area, Radu lay down on the ground and blocked his goal from the net. Genoa close to the net at 63 ′, Agudelo's cross and Pinamonti's sure-shot conclusion, Koulibaly saved on the goal line.
At 66 ', Napoli removed Insigne to include Elmas in the field. The Napoli captain was filled with boos, he was the most contested player by home fans. Napoli close to scoring in the 70 ′, Mertens enters the area and serves Fabian Ruiz, the Spanish's low shot is thwarted by a fine parade of Radu.
At 87 ', Napoli created the most important goal of his match with Elmas. The Macedonian's header was miraculously rejected by Radu. It's over, zero to zero between Naples and Genoa. The home team was heavily contested by the fans.
Serie A, Inter-Verona 2-1, goals: Valerio Verre on penalty, Vecino and Nicolò Barella .
Inter looking for the top spot with Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Lazaro, Vecino, Brozovic, Barella , Biraghi; Lukaku and Lautaro. The Verona, fresh from the precious victory in safety against Brescia, responds with Silvestri, Rrahmani, Empereur, Gunter; Faraoni, Amrabat, Pessina, Lazovic; Verre, Zaccagni and Salcedo.
At 17 ', Verona surprised Inter. Zaccagni joined the Nerazzurri defense and was spread by Handanovic. Penalty at Verona. Verre displaced Handanovic and put Hellas ahead. At 26 ′, Brozovic came close to drawing with a right-footed shot that came out of a whisker.
At 44 ', Vecino kicked from a tight angle. Silvestri made a miraculous save but for the Inter players the ball had entered. Instead, Goal Line Technology showed that the sphere had not completely crossed the goal line. Verona ahead in Milan at the end of the first half.
Inter draw at 65 '. Great goal from Vecino's head on a cross from Lazaro. At 79 ', Lukaku was put on goal by a wrong pass from Amrabat. The Belgian striker looked for a lob from Silvestri but he missed the shot and the Verona goalkeeper blocked the ball without any problem.
Inter in the lead at 83 '. Barella is centered from the left and starts a right turn which ends his run under the crossing of the poles. Goal, masterpiece of the former Cagliari midfielder. It's over, Inter beat Verona in comeback and came back to the top of Serie A.
Serie A, Brescia-Torino 0-4 , goals: Belotti (double) and Berenguer (double).
Torino dispels its crisis but accentuates that of Brescia and Mario Balotelli. The grenades won 4-0 against Brescia with two goals from Belotti and Berenguer. Mario Balotelli, having collected the missed call-up to the national team, played really badly and was replaced after just 45 minutes. In Brescia, new coach Fabio Grosso made his debut in the worst way while Walter Mazzarri saved his bench.
Serie A, Sassuolo 3-1 Bologna, goals: Caputo (double), Boga and Orsolini.
Sassuolo show in the challenge against Bologna rivals. The hosts won thanks to a brace from the former striker of Empoli Ciccio Caputo and a Boga network. The guests only scored with Orsolini who thus celebrated his first call-up in the national team.
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