This Friday, opening the 25th matchday of the Serie A, Brescia hosted Napoli at the Mario Rigamonti Stadium. The home team even took the lead with Chancellor in the initial stage, however, with less than 10 minutes into the second half, Insigne and Fabian Ruiz turned the game around and guaranteed the win for Gattuso’s team.
Playing in their green uniform, Napoli started commanding the actions and created some good chances to score at the early stages. Captain Lorenzo Insigne gave a beautiful pass to Belgian Dries Mertens, who hit the crossbar.
Subsequently, the duo appeared again, threatening the hosts. Despite a strong start from Napoli, Brescia was the one to open the scoring. On 26 minutes, Venezuelan defender Jhon Chancellor went up alone and slotted home from a corner. 1-0 Brescia.
Back from the break, the VAR stepped up and played a major role in awarding Napoli a penalty, on 49 minutes. Insigne was the taker and leveled it for the visitors.
It didn’t take long for Napoli to take the lead. And they did that in a great style, through Spaniard Fabian Ruiz. In the 54th minute, risked a shot from distance, and slotted home into Finnish keeper Jesse Joronen’s top corner. What a beauty from Ruiz. 1-2 Napoli.
Ruiz tried a similar move minutes after, but this time, Joronen saved it. Furthermore, Brescia almost leveled through Mario Balotelli, but the Italian striker missed an incredible chance at the six-yard box, letting Brescia down.
With the away triumph, Napoli reached 36 points and sleeps in 6th place in the Serie A’s table. Their next opponent will be Barcelona, at the San Paolo Stadium, for the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, on Tuesday. Brescia continues with 16 points, and their next opponents will be Sassuolo, away, on Sunday.