Napoli stayed in the final Champions League qualification spot after inflicting a second home defeat of the season on Verona.

Dries Mertens's low shot opened the scoring as Rafael Benitez's visitors remain 10 points behind leaders Juventus in third in Serie A.

Lorenzo Insigne tapped in Christian Maggio's cross to double Napoli's lead.

Blerim Dzemaili completed the scoring, tapping home the rebound from Insigne's initial shot.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Verona

  • 01 Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 29 Cacciatore Booked
  • 33 Agostini
  • 19 Frello Filho
  • 18 Moras
  • 22 Maietta
  • 02 Orestes Caldeira
  • 10 Hallfredsson (Martinho - 67' )
  • 09 Toni
  • 15 Iturbe (Donadel - 81' )
  • 21 Gomez Taleb (Cacia - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Albertazzi
  • 04 Laner
  • 05 Donati
  • 06 Martinho
  • 08 Cacia
  • 11 Jankovic
  • 12 Andrade
  • 14 Cirigliano
  • 23 González
  • 25 Marques Pinto
  • 30 Donadel
  • 98 Borra

Napoli

  • 01 Barbosa
  • 11 Maggio
  • 27 Armero
  • 20 Dzemaili Booked
  • 21 Fernández
  • 33 Albiol
  • 07 Callejón
  • 88 Inler (Radosevic - 82' )
  • 09 Higuaín (Britos - 80' )
  • 19 Pandev (Insigne - 67' )
  • 14 Mertens

Substitutes

  • 02 Réveillere
  • 03 Uvini
  • 05 Britos
  • 12 Contini
  • 13 Bariti
  • 15 Colombo
  • 17 Hamsik
  • 22 Radosevic
  • 24 Insigne
  • 91 Zapata
Ref: Daniele Doveri

Match Stats

Shots

10 15

On target

1 8

Corners

4 3

Fouls

21 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Verona 0, Napoli 3.

90:00 +0:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Verona 0, Napoli 3.

89:12

Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:12

Foul by Marco Donadel (Verona).

88:17

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

88:17

Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:27

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:27

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

85:30 Booking

Booking Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:46

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:46

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

83:36 Booking

Booking Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:28

Foul by Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli).

83:28

Jorginho Frello (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:08

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:08

Dangerous play by Domenico Maietta (Verona).

81:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Josip Radosevic replaces Gökhan Inler.

81:29

Foul by Federico Fernández (Napoli).

81:29

Luca Toni (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Marco Donadel replaces Juan Iturbe.

79:55

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:55

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Miguel Britos replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

79:02

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

77:31

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

77:31

Domenico Maietta (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Daniele Cacia replaces Juan Gomez Taleb.

75:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Verona 0, Napoli 3. Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

75:26

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by José Callejón.

74:34

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

74:34

Juan Iturbe (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Verona 0, Napoli 2. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Maggio with a cross.

70:49

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Fabrizio Cacciatore.

70:37

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

70:22

Attempt saved. Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rômulo with a cross.

69:57

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

68:58

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

68:58

Juan Iturbe (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:03

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:03

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

66:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Verona. Raphael Martinho replaces Emil Hallfredsson.

66:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Goran Pandev.

64:08

Attempt blocked. Juan Iturbe (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabrizio Cacciatore.

63:18

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:14

Attempt blocked. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blerim Dzemaili.

62:53

Attempt blocked. Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Toni with a headed pass.

62:23

Attempt blocked. Vangelis Moras (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Gomez Taleb with a cross.

60:14

Attempt missed. Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jorginho Frello.

59:21

Attempt saved. Goran Pandev (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by José Callejón.

57:35

Hand ball by Jorginho Frello (Verona).

56:44

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fabrizio Cacciatore with a cross.

55:51

Attempt saved. Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Callejón.

53:56

Attempt missed. Goran Pandev (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Blerim Dzemaili.

52:50

Hand ball by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

51:41

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Domenico Maietta.

48:17

Attempt saved. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Juan Iturbe with a through ball.

46:36

Pablo Armero (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:36

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

46:00

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

46:00

Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Verona 0, Napoli 1.

45:00 +0:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Verona 0, Napoli 1.

44:44

Attempt missed. Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

44:42

Attempt blocked. Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rômulo with a cross.

44:14

Foul by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

44:14

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:30

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:30

Foul by Juan Iturbe (Verona).

42:12

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

41:56

Jorginho Frello (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:56

Foul by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

41:10

Offside, Verona. Luca Toni tries a through ball, but Rômulo is caught offside.

40:00

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:00

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

37:04

Foul by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

37:04

Jorginho Frello (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:30

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gökhan Inler.

35:46

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

35:46

Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:49

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Jorginho Frello.

34:12

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

34:12

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:36

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

32:24

Vangelis Moras (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:24

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

31:41

Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:41

Foul by Christian Maggio (Napoli).

29:12

Juan Iturbe (Verona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:12

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

28:34

Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

28:34

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:57

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

27:57

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Verona 0, Napoli 1. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

25:13

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Armero.

24:51

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pablo Armero.

23:58

Foul by Juan Gomez Taleb (Verona).

23:58

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:58

Offside, Verona. Fabrizio Cacciatore tries a through ball, but Rômulo is caught offside.

21:21

Hand ball by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

20:32

Foul by Fabrizio Cacciatore (Verona).

20:32

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:01

Corner, Verona. Conceded by Christian Maggio.

18:43

Hand ball by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

17:44

Foul by Federico Fernández (Napoli).

17:44

Luca Toni (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:12

Foul by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

17:12

Emil Hallfredsson (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:34

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

16:11

Foul by Luca Toni (Verona).

16:11

Federico Fernández (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:42

Offside, Verona. Juan Iturbe tries a through ball, but Luca Toni is caught offside.

13:24

Attempt blocked. Luca Toni (Verona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alessandro Agostini with a cross.

12:30

Luca Toni (Verona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:30

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

10:57

Attempt missed. Luca Toni (Verona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rômulo with a cross.

9:54

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Verona).

9:54

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:41

Foul by Alessandro Agostini (Verona).

9:41

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:35

Hand ball by Luca Toni (Verona).

1:14

Foul by Jorginho Frello (Verona).

1:14

Goran Pandev (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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