Result NAPOLI 5 – 1 EMPOLI, Goals by Paredes, Higuain, Insigne, Camporese, and Callejón, Sunday 31 January 2016, Serie A Week 22

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% Ball Possession NAPOLI and % Ball Possession EMPOLI
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33′ Gonzalo Higuain             28′ Leandro Paredes
37′ Lorenzo Insigne
51′ Michele Camporese (o.g)
83′ José Callejón
88′ José Callejón
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Napoli, 1st position with 47 points and a positive goal difference of +27
Empoli, 8th position with 32 points and a positive goal difference of +1

Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
2 Napoli 21 14 5 2 45:18 27 47
8 Empoli 21 9 5 7 27:26 1 32

 

Mission accomplished!  Napoli needed to win this game to keep the first position and leave Juventus down in the second position with a +2 points advantage.

Surprise at the San Paolo Stadium!   It’s Empoli to open the score in the 28th minute.   Empoli midfieldeer Leandro Paredes defeating Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a right footed free kick shot in the enter.

Napoli quickly reacting and equalize the score.   In the 33rd minute is forward Gonzalo Higuain to motivate the squad with his goal.  Higuain defeating Empoli goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski with a headed shot in the bottom right corner.  The assist is by forward Lorenzo Insigne.

A total turnover in 4 minutes!   Napoli overturning the result and take the lead.  In the 37th minute, forward Lorenzo Insigne sending the clear message to the fans that Napoli will keep the first position.  Insigne defeating Empoli goalkeeper with a right footed shot in the top left corner.

Tough situation for Empoli!   Far from scoring to shorten the distance, BAM!   There it is an own goal in the 51st minute by Michele Camporese while attempting to save!

  • There are 5 precedents between Napoli vs Empoli at the San Paolo Stadium.  Stats showing Napoli with 3 wins, 1 draw, and Empoli with 1 win in the 2007-2008 season.  Out of the 18 goals, Napoli scoring 11 goals and Empoli 7 goals.

Here is NAPOLI official starting lineup by coach Maurizio Sarri:

NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Insigne.

Here is EMPOLI official starting lineup by coach Marco Giampaolo:

EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Skorupski; Laurini, Camporese, Tonelli, Mario Rui; Zieliński, Paredes, Croce; Saponara; Maccarone, Pucciarelli.

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Stats BEFORE the game.  Top scorer of NAPOLI:  Gonzalo Higuain with 21 goals

Top scorer of EMPOLI: Massimo Maccarone with 9 goals

NAPOLI Goals Goals EMPOLI
Higuain, Gonzalo 21 9 Maccarone, Massimo
Insigne, Lorenzo 9 5 Saponara, Riccardo
Hamsik, Marek 5 3 Pucciarelli, Manuel
Allan 3 2 Zielinski, Piotr
Mertens, Dries 2 2 Tonelli, Lorenzo

Stats.  Here are the last 3 games of NAPOLI:  2 wins, 1 lost

24/01/16 SA Sampdoria Napoli 2:4 Round 21
19/01/16 CI Napoli Inter 0:2 Quarterfinal
16/01/16 SA Napoli Sassuolo 3:1 Round 20

Stats.  Here are the last 3 games of EMPOLI:  1 win, 2 drawas

23/01/16 SA Empoli Milan 2:2 Round 21
17/01/16 SA Chievo Empoli 1:1 Round 20
10/01/16 SA Turin Empoli 0:1 Round 19

Photo: facebook.com/empolifcofficialpage

 

Serie A tickets2015 – 2016 Italian Serie A Week 22

Napoli 5 – 1 Empoli
Sunday 31 January 2016
San Paolo Stadium
Naples, Italy

15:00

Referee: MASSA
Assistants: VUOTO – MARRAZZO
Fourth Official: DE LUCA
ADD1: CERVELLERA
ADD2: PAIRETTO

Goals: 28′ Leandro Paredes (E), 33′ Gonzalo Higuain (N),  37′ Lorenzo Insigne (N), 51′ Michele Camporese (o.g), 83′ José Callejón (N), 88′ José Callejón (N)

Official lineups – formations:

NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Insigne.

Subs: Gabriel, Rafael, Luperto, Chiriches, Strinic, Maggio, Chalobah, Valdifiori, David Lopez, El Kaddouri, Mertens, Gabbiadini.

Coach: Maurizio Sarri

EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Skorupski; Laurini, Camporese, Tonelli, Mario Rui; Zieliński, Paredes, Croce; Saponara; Maccarone, Pucciarelli.

Subs.: Pugliesi, Pelagotti, Zambelli, Bittante, Krunić, Dioussé, Maiello, Buchel, Ćosić, Piu, Livaja, Mchedlidze.

Coach: Marco Giampaolo

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