The match between Lazio and Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome ended in a scoreless draw. Both teams were held to a scoreless draw due to the absence of their key forwards.
Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni were both suspended for the home team, while Napoli’s long list of absentees featured Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the attack partners who led them to the Serie A championship the previous year.
The result places Lazio two points behind fourth place and Napoli four points behind the coveted UEFA Champions League positions. The chances were few and far between on a night when both teams had the possibility to win a significant scalp in the quest for the top four, but the outcome left Lazio only two points behind fourth place.
Lazio winger Gustav Isaksen was the only player to provide any spark in a dull first half. He sent two attempts from decent positions over the bar and required some close attention from Napoli’s five-man backline when he received the ball at his feet. The first half was a lackluster performance overall.
Taty Castellanos had a magnificent overhead kick finish that was ruled out for offside, and then another dangerous effort by the Lazio striker was cleared by Leo Ostigard. Things began to pick up after the break, and things became more exciting.
For the home team, Danilo Cataldi fired a daisy-cutter inches wide, Gianluca Gaetano volleyed wide, and Piotr Zielinski sent a free-kick off target. These were all uncommon efforts for a Napoli team who appeared to be lacking in ideas in attack.