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Napoli managed to grab a point last week but saw Juventus taking distance. On Friday evening, it receives Empoli, which often shows good play but does not take the points it deserves. Since 2014, these teams met each other six times. In the first three editions Empoli did well with a victory and two draws, Napoli won the last three editions.
Two weeks ago, competitor Juventus did not win for the first time and Napoli saw the deficit drop to four points. Last weekend, the roles were reversed, Juventus won thanks to two hits from Ronaldo while Napoli narrowly took a point against AS Roma. As a result, Inter came alongside, which is now second on goal difference.
Napoli had a good series with victories at Liverpool, Sassuolo and Udinese, and the match was pretty good at Paris Saint Germain. A victorious Roma was expected in a home, but it was the Romans who took the lead after fifteen minutes after defeating Hysaj. Especially in the second half it was one-way traffic of Napoli, which had 70% in possession of the ball and created nine chances. The team often lacked sharpness in the finish, in the end it was substitute Mertens who saved another point in the last minute. With that, Ancelotti’s team did not really get enough, but he was very happy with the pressure his team was able to practice for Roma for ninety minutes. “Even though we played against a big team, we kept the pressure on them all the time and pressed them back.We played a big part of the game around the Roma penalty area, but we did not have a good finish” said the coach Sky Sports.
At Empoli it is the same song all season, there is good football but the proceeds are disappointing. For example, in the four away games against Frosinone, Parma, Chievo and Genoa, it was the parent of the game, but it only gained two points in those games. Even against big teams, it often gets too little, so Caputo was able to make the 1-1 out of a penalty kick against AS Roma, but he missed.
Last week the team had a hard task, Juventus came to visit. This time it was the underlying party, thanks to a placed shot of Caputo Empoli did at rest. Still, Juve’s pressure eventually became too big and Empoli lost by two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. For example, Andreazzoli’s team is still in the relegation zone, but it should have been out with a bit more luck.
Napoli vs Empoli head to head matches
19.03.17 SA Empoli Napoli 2 : 3
26.10.16 SA Napoli Empoli 2 : 0
31.01.16 SA Napoli Empoli 5 : 1
13.09.15 SA Empoli Napoli 2 : 2
30.04.15 SA Empoli Napoli 4 : 2