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Napoli saw last weekend the last glimmer of hope on the national title and now has to fully focus on the second place and the Europa League. This weekend it will visit Sassuolo, which has had a form dip for some time.
Sassuolo collapsed completely after a good competition start. In the meantime, even a ticket for the Europa League seems out of reach, as the competitors for European football are already ten points ahead. Since the end of December, six of the eleven matches were lost, four equal and only one won. At the end of last month, 3-0 lost to Empoli and at home only played 1-1 against SPAL, both teams are relegation candidates. Last weekend the game surprisingly looked better at a visit to AC Milan. Sassuolo trailed 1-0 by his own goal by Lirola, but then it got enough chances. Only when goalkeeper Consigli got red in the 64th minute was the storm set, AC Milan did not go beyond 1-0.
Goalkeeper Consigli is thus suspended for this game so that second goalkeeper Pegolo will come into action. The 37-year-old keeper has been a bank-seater since 2014 and has held only six league matches and several cup matches in five years. The Italian does not have much match rhythm.
Last weekend, Napoli lost in Juventus’ own home, which increased the gap to sixteen points. The title can be forgotten by Napoli again, but it still has six points ahead of number three AC Milan and it is still active in the Europa League.
The match against Juve seemed to be decided quite early. In the 25th minute, goalkeeper Meret got a direct red card for knocking down Ronaldo after an incorrect back pass by Malcuit. Pjanic resolutely entered the resulting free kick. Just before half-time, Can de Oude Dame put 0-2, with which the game appeared to be played. Still, a comeback seemed possible when Pjanic also got a red card in the 47th minute. With the just-entered Mertens, Napoli went in search of goals and had a chance, the Azzuri were much stronger than the Dutch champion. The 1-2 fell as early as 61 minutes into the game, after which Napoli got a chance to get the score from a penalty kick 84 minutes into the match. Insignia shot it on the post, but no great chances followed.
Sassuolo vs Napoli head to head matches
13.01.19 COP Napoli Sassuolo 2 : 0
07.10.18 SA Napoli Sassuolo 2 : 0
31.03.18 SA Sassuolo Napoli 1 : 1
29.10.17 SA Napoli Sassuolo 3 : 1
23.04.17 SA Sassuolo Napoli 2 : 2