38% Ball Possession HELLAS VERONA and 62% Ball Possession NAPOLI Hellas Verona 1 – 3 Napoli
83′ Giampaolo Pazzini (pen) 32′ Samuel Souprayen (own goal)
. 39′ Arkadiusz Milik
. 62′ Faouzi Ghoulam
It’s the first game of the season for Hellas Verona and Napoli. Hellas returning to the Serie A after being promoted from Serie B while Napoli ready to battle for the Serie A Scudetto. A sour return for Hellas losing their first home game at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium. Stats remain positive for Napoli not losing a debut match in Serie A with a newly promoted team in 15 games (11 wins 4 draws).
Things not working out for Hellas Verona. Napoli taking the lead in the 32nd minute after the own goal by Samuel Souprayen.
Napoli needed 7 more minutes to increase the score after the first goal. In the 39th minute, following a fast break, there it is forward Arkadiusz Milik defeating goalkeeper Nicolas with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner. The assist is by forward Lorenzo Insigne.
Hellas Verona shortening the distance in the 83rd minute. Referee giving a penalty to Hellas Verona conceded by Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj after a foul on Daniel Bessa… It is forward Giampaolo Pazzini to convert the penalty with a right footed shot in the center. Total joy for the fans celebrating Pazzini’s goal in Serie A. Napoli remaining with 10 players because Hysaj gets his second yellow card for the automatic red card.
The big moment is here. Hellas Verona returning to the Serie A after promotion from Serie B. Coach Fabio Pecchia is optimistic and ready to start the Serie A Week 1 game Hellas Verona vs Napoli on Saturday 19 August 2017 at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy at 20:45.
During the press conference ahead of the game, Pecchia mentioned to feel a great emotion to make his debut in Serie A at the Bentegodi. Pecchia admits that Napoli is a very strong team, “but we want to offer our football. It will take focus and attention to detail. ” Surely, Pecchia also recognizes the value of Napoli players, but also he “expects the best from all Verona players.”
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Michael Fabbri from the section of Ravenna to direct the Serie A Week 1 game Hellas Verona vs Napoli on Saturday 19 August 2017 at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy at 20:45.
Referee Fabbri will be assisted by Salvatore Longo from the section of Paola and Filippo Valeriani from the section of Ravenna. The fourth official will be Gianluca Rocchi from the section of Firenze. The VAR will be Daniele Doveri from the section of Roma 1 and the AVAR will be Daniele Chieffi from the section of Padova.
Here are HELLAS VERONA official called up players by coach Fabio Pecchia for the Serie A Week 1 game Hellas Verona vs Napoli on Saturday 19 August 2017 at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy at 20:45.
Here are the match officials and fixture for the 2017-2018 Italian Serie A Week 1 – First Round on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017 as designated by the Italian Referee Association (AIA). Welcome to the Serie A! We are expecting a great start and the defending champion is Juventus.
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Photo: (Foto LaPresse)
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) has designated Referee Paolo Tagliavento from the section of Terni to direct the Serie A Week 1 game Inter vs Fiorentina on Sunday 20 August 2017 at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy at 20:45.
Referee Tagliavento will be assisted by Fabrizio Posado from the section of Bari and Mauro Vivenzi from the section of Brescia. The fourth official will be Luca Pairetto from the section of Nichelino. The VAR will be Marco Guida from the section of Torre Annunziata and the AVAR will be Di Palo.