Italian Serie A
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Napoli 2-1 Inter Milan

Napoli's Raul Albiol in action against Inter Milan
Napoli finished fifth in Serie A last season

Napoli replaced Inter Milan at the top of Serie A after Gonzalo Higuain scored twice to help defeat Roberto Mancini's side, who finished with 10 men.

Argentina forward Higuain opened the scoring after just 64 seconds with a thumping effort before Inter had Yuto Nagatomo sent off for two yellow cards.

Napoli, chasing their first Serie A title since 1990, extended their lead after another fine Higuain finish.

Adem Ljajic made it 2-1 before Stevan Jovetic headed against a post.

Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain's goal after 64 seconds was the second fastest in Serie A this season

In a dramatic finish, Inter were again denied an equaliser when Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina deflected a header from Miranda onto the post.

The win sent Napoli, who started the day second, one point clear of Inter at the top of the table after 14 games.

Earlier, Fiorentina missed out on a chance to go top after being held 1-1 away to Sassuolo after Sergio Floccari cancelled out Borja Valero's opener.

Fiorentina are third in the table on 29 points, one behind second-placed Inter.

Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain has 12 Serie A goals this season
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan lost for only the second time this season in Serie A
Napoli's players celebrate defeating Inter Milan
Diego Maradona was playing for Napoli the last time they won Serie A in 1990

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2HysajBooked at 36mins
  • 33Albiol
  • 26KoulibalyBooked at 11mins
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques LoureiroBooked at 52mins
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 80'minutes
  • 7CallejónBooked at 84minsSubstituted forMaggioat 87'minutes
  • 9Higuaín
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forEl Kaddouriat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 4Adriano Buss
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 19López Silva
  • 20Dezi
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 94Chalobah
  • 96Luperto

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 55NagatomoBooked at 44mins
  • 13GuarínBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBiabianyat 62'minutes
  • 17Medel
  • 77Brozovic
  • 44PerisicSubstituted forJoveticat 83'minutes
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forTellesat 45'minutes
  • 22Ljajic

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 6Pires Ribeiro
  • 8Palacio
  • 10Jovetic
  • 11Biabiany
  • 12Telles
  • 14Montoya
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 83Melo
  • 97Manaj
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
54,149

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 2, Inter Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 2, Inter Milan 1.

Attempt saved. Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Biabiany with a cross.

Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Danilo D'Ambrosio with a cross.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

Foul by David López (Napoli).

Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David López.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Christian Maggio replaces José Callejón.

Attempt missed. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Stevan Jovetic replaces Ivan Perisic.

Offside, Inter Milan. Alex Telles tries a through ball, but Adem Ljajic is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Marek Hamsik.

Attempt missed. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Telles.

Offside, Napoli. Faouzi Ghoulam tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

Offside, Inter Milan. Gary Medel tries a through ball, but Adem Ljajic is caught offside.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan).

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Jeison Murillo.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Omar El Kaddouri replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 2, Inter Milan 1. Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adem Ljajic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Lorenzo Insigne.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 2, Inter Milan 0. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raúl Albiol with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Jonathan Biabiany replaces Fredy Guarín.

Attempt missed. Allan (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt saved. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alex Telles (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam with a cross.

goal

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