Italian Serie A
Udinese1Napoli0

Udinese 1-0 Napoli

Udinese defender Bruno Fernandes Borges
Udinese defender Bruno Fernandes Borges crosses the ball during their victory over Napoli

Napoli's indifferent start to the season continued as Rafael Benitez's team slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Udinese.

Brazilian defender Danilo scored in the 70th minute to condemn Napoli to their second defeat in three Serie A matches.

Benitez guided Napoli to third last season but his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Athletic Bilbao in the play-offs.

The result leaves Napoli 15th in the table, while Udinese move up to fourth.

Danilo scored the decisive goal when he slid in at the back post to send Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly's wayward header past goalkeeper Rafael Cabral.

Spanish striker Michu, on loan from Swansea, started alongside Gonzalo Higuain in attack for Napoli but neither have found the net in the league so far this season.

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 31Karnezis
  • 27Widmer
  • 75Heurtaux
  • 5Larangeira
  • 89Piris
  • 7Badu
  • 6Marques Loureiro
  • 19dos Santos Torres
  • 33Kone
  • 8FernandesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forThéréauat 70'minutes
  • 10Di NataleSubstituted forMurielat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brkic
  • 14Belmonte
  • 18Bubnjic
  • 21Hallberg
  • 24Muriel
  • 25Coda
  • 26Pasquale
  • 66Pinzi
  • 77Théréau
  • 82Geijo
  • 95Evangelista Santana de Oliveira
  • 97Meret

Napoli

  • 1Barbosa
  • 11Maggio
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 84mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 5Britos
  • 77Gargano
  • 19López SilvaBooked at 53mins
  • 18ZuñigaSubstituted forCallejónat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21MichuSubstituted forMertensat 72'minutes
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forde Guzmánat 75'minutes
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 4Henrique
  • 6de Guzmán
  • 7Callejón
  • 14Mertens
  • 15Colombo
  • 17Hamsik
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 45Andujar
  • 88Inler
  • 91Zapata
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
8,833

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Udinese 1, Napoli 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Udinese 1, Napoli 0.

Foul by Miguel Britos (Napoli).

Panagiotis Kone (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Walter Gargano (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cyril Théréau (Udinese).

Booking

José Callejón (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

Silivan Widmer (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Guilherme (Udinese).

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

Foul by Panagiotis Kone (Udinese).

Offside, Napoli. Miguel Britos tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

Booking

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

Guilherme (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christian Maggio (Napoli) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Luis Muriel replaces Antonio Di Natale.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Silivan Widmer.

Attempt saved. Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Panagiotis Kone.

Foul by Christian Maggio (Napoli).

Panagiotis Kone (Udinese) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Cyril Théréau.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Allan.

Attempt missed. Miguel Britos (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Iván Piris.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Badu (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Jonathan de Guzmán replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces Michu.

Goal!

Goal! Udinese 1, Napoli 0. Danilo (Udinese) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Cyril Théréau replaces Bruno Fernandes.

Foul by Walter Gargano (Napoli).

Panagiotis Kone (Udinese) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Badu (Udinese).

Attempt blocked. Christian Maggio (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Orestis Karnezis.

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David López.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st September 2014

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma33005059
2Juventus33004049
3Hellas Verona32103127
4AC Milan32018626
5Udinese32013216
6Inter Milan31208175
7Sampdoria31203125
8Atalanta31112204
9Genoa31112204
10Fiorentina311112-14
11Cesena311135-24
12Lazio31024403
13Parma310278-13
14Chievo310234-13
15Napoli310223-13
16Palermo302134-12
17Sassuolo302118-72
18Cagliari301225-31
19Empoli301225-31
20Torino301203-31
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