Italian Serie A
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Napoli 0-0 Inter Milan

Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne had a number of chances but failed to make the breakthrough

Napoli and Inter Milan remain unbeaten in Serie A this season after the meeting between Serie A's top two teams ended in stalemate.

Napoli, who dropped points for the first time this campaign, were the better side but could not find a way past Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

The pick of the Slovenian's display was a superb double save to deny Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens.

Napoli remain top of Serie A, two points ahead of Saturday's opponent.

Pep Guardiola praised Maurizio Sarri's side for their performance in defeat at Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, and they impressed again domestically on Saturday.

They came up against a keeper in top form in Handanovic and after failing to make the breakthrough, their midweek exertions took their toll in the final quarter.

Adding to his double save, Handanovic also palmed away Lorenzo Insigne's close-range header, a powerful drive from substitute Piotr Zielinski and Mertens' flicked effort in the final minute.

Inter have not offered the same scintillating attacking play as Napoli during their own impressive start to this season, but what they have demonstrated is similar rigidity at the back.

Luciano Spalletti's side could have nicked a win themselves had Raul Albiol not been well-placed to head a Matias Vecino chip off his own goalline.

Elsewhere, Sampdoria are up to fifth in the table after putting five unanswered goals past Crotone.

Gian Marco Ferrari, Fabio Quagliarella and Gianluca Caprari struck in the first half, with Karol Linetty and Dawid Kownacki adding further goals in the second.

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 23Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26KoulibalyBooked at 90mins
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forRogat 75'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 72'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 14Mertens
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forOunasat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 11Maggio
  • 15Giaccherini
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 30Rog
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 37Skriniar
  • 25MirandaBooked at 66mins
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 11Vecino
  • 5Gagliardini
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forCavaco Canceloat 83'minutes
  • 20Valero IglesiasSubstituted forJoão Márioat 71'minutes
  • 44Perisic
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forÉderat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaco Cancelo
  • 10João Mário
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 17Karamoh
  • 21Santon
  • 23Éder
  • 27Padelli
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 46Berni
  • 99Pinamonti
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
49,762

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 0, Inter Milan 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 0, Inter Milan 0.

Booking

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

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

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

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

Foul by Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan).

Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Éder replaces Mauro Icardi.

Attempt saved. Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Callejón with a headed pass.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by João Cancelo (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. João Cancelo replaces Antonio Candreva.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

João Mário (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Adam Ounas replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

Attempt missed. João Mário (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Gagliardini.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Allan.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Marek Hamsik.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. João Mário replaces Borja Valero.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) because of an injury.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

Antonio Candreva (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Dries Mertens (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Callejón.

Booking

Miranda (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan).

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

Offside, Inter Milan. Yuto Nagatomo tries a through ball, but Mauro Icardi is caught offside.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st October 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli98102652125
2Inter Milan97201751223
3Juventus86112171419
4Lazio861121101119
5Sampdoria8521169717
6Roma7502145915
7Bologna842288014
8Torino83411413113
9Chievo833299012
10AC Milan84041213-112
11Fiorentina83141211110
12Atalanta8233131309
13Udinese82061315-26
14Cagliari8206614-86
15Hellas Verona8134416-126
16Crotone9135619-136
17Genoa8125813-55
18SPAL8125714-75
19Sassuolo8125415-115
20Benevento8008219-170
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