Napoli 1-1 Torino: Sanabria’s bicycle kick cancelled Napoli lead

Last Updated on 09/03/2024 by

At the Stadio Maradona in Serie A on Friday evening, Khvicha Kvaratskehlia and Antonio Sanabria scored goals, which resulted in Napoli and Torino sharing the points.

Following a quarter of an hour, Napoli was presented with their first significant opportunity. Kvaratskhelia was able to avoid Ricardo Rodriguez’s sliding challenge and fire his shot directly towards the oncoming Vanja Milinkovic-Savic. This was made possible by some tidy work done by Matteo Politano in a central position, which provided an opportunity for Kvaratskhelia to be free in the area.

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Following an inch-perfect cross from Anguissa down the right flank, Osimhen had another excellent opportunity to put Napoli ahead. However, the Niegrian’s header ended up coming off his shoulder and flew wide for a goal kick for Napoli.

Alex Meret, the goalkeeper for Napoli, was sent into action for the very first time just before the half-hour mark. After Torino had taken possession of the ball in the middle of the field, Duvan Zapata took a venomous snap shot from the edge of the area. In order to keep the score tied, the goalkeeper for Partenopei needed to display quick reactions and a powerful wrist.

At approximately the thirty minute mark, the game was stopped on multiple times. It appeared as though Giovanni Di Lorenzo was having difficulty with his ankle following a contact with Zapata. Subsequently, Alessandro Buiongiorno fell to the ground following a collision with Matteo Politano. In the end, both were allowed to continue playing after receiving care on the pitch.

The effort that Ricardo Rodriguez took from a free kick in an attractive area, just outside the penalty area of Napoli, was blocked by the wall and went wide for a corner kick. However, Rodriguez had a fair opportunity to score from the free kick. After Napoli had cleared the ball, they broke with Kvaratskhelia, who attempted to score with a lofty lob from the halfway line. However, his attempt did not provide the desired results as he had hoped it would.

Almost immediately after that, the Georgian player had another fantastic opportunity in the area. He moved well to establish himself in front of his defender, and then he stretched out and placed a decent header on target. Milinkovic-Savic did an excellent job of preventing him from returning to the game.

Even though neither team was able to put the finishing touches on the ball in the final third, Napoli had been the team that had enjoyed the majority of the opportunities by the time the halftime whistle rolled.

Torino came out at the beginning of the second half with a renewed sense of purpose, and it was they who displayed the more positive signs in the opening exchanges of the second half.

To put that into perspective, Napoli would end up being the one to draw the first blood. Using a manoeuvre that went from beginning to end, Juan Jesus was able to dispossessed Vlasic and then launch a counterattack against Partenopei.During the overlap, Mario Rui made a run, received the ball, and then sent a superb delivery in the direction of the front post. Kvaratskhelia came just in time to poke the ball home, bringing the score to 1-0.

Torino, on the other hand, were level very soon following those events. Before Sanabria, a replacement, pushed himself up for an acrobatic bicycle kick on the edge of the penalty box, a corner kick taken by Gvidas Gineitis caused a few heads to touch off in the area.

Torino were able to go back to a 1-1 tie after Napoli raised a challenge for offside, but the video assistant referee did not find any evidence to rule out the goal.

Napoli had a pair of opportunities to score from a sequence of corners that occurred around the 75th minute. One of these opportunities came from Osimhen, and the other came from Juan Jesus. Both of these shots required Milinkovic-Savic to deflect them.

In the final exchanges, Napoli was the only team that was involved. It appeared as though Kvaratskhelia was going to score the game-winning goal with some of his shots, but Torino continued to defend their area exceptionally effectively. This was the case even though Milinkovic-Savic came dangerously close to being defeated by a cross-shot from the Georgian four minutes before the last whistle.

When Daniele Orsato blew the whistle for full time, Napoli was feeling a great deal of frustration because they had hardly had the ball in their own half for the last ten or fifteen minutes of the game. However, credit should be given to Torino, who, once again, displayed a tenacious defensive display.

Despite this, Napoli maintains their position as the seventh team in the Serie A standings, while Torino maintains their position as the tenth team. Both of them might be defeated once more, depending on the outcomes of other events that take place throughout the course of this weekend.


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