Italian Serie A
Udinese0Napoli1

Udinese 0-1 Napoli

Jorginho scores for Napoli
Italy midfielder Jorginho scored at the second attempt

Napoli returned to the top of Serie A after beating Udinese to maintain their unbeaten start in the league.

Jorginho scored the only goal from a penalty rebound after his initial strike was saved by Simone Scuffet.

Napoli are two points ahead of Inter Milan, who won 3-1 at Cagliari on Saturday.

Reigning champions Juventus are a further two points back after they beat Crotone 3-0.

Second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic, Mattia De Sciglio and Medhi Benatia saw Massimiliano Allegri's side recover from their defeat at Sampdoria last weekend.

Roma were denied their 13th consecutive away league win as Daniele de Rossi gave away a penalty and was sent off in a 1-1 draw at Genoa.

Last season's Serie A runners-up led through Stephan El Shaarawy when De Rossi slapped Lapadula in the face. After the consulting the video assistant referee (VAR), a penalty was given, which Lapadula converted, and De Rossi dismissed.

Seven-time European champions AC Milan's hopes of returning to the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-14 season took another knock as they were held to a goalless draw by Torino at the San Siro.

Vincenzo Montella's side were one of Europe's biggest spenders during the transfer window but mixed form leaves them 11 points behind fourth-placed Roma.

In the day's other match, Fiorentina converted a 93rd-minute penalty, awarded with the help of VAR, to draw 1-1 at Lazio.

Line-ups

Udinese

  • 22Scuffet
  • 4AngellaSubstituted forBajicat 83'minutes
  • 5LarangeiraBooked at 21mins
  • 3Caetano de Souza Santos
  • 27WidmerBooked at 89mins
  • 72Barak
  • 6FofanaSubstituted forJanktoat 74'minutes
  • 99Balic
  • 53Nassir Al-TameemiBooked at 65mins
  • 10de PaulBooked at 71mins
  • 18PericaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLasagnaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Matos Santos
  • 9Bajic
  • 13Ingelsson
  • 14Jankto
  • 15Lasagna
  • 17Nuytinck
  • 19Stryger Larsen
  • 20López
  • 21Pontisso
  • 25Borsellini
  • 55Bochniewicz
  • 97Pezzella

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 11Maggio
  • 21Chiriches
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 23Hysaj
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8JorginhoBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDiawaraat 71'minutes
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forRogat 83'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 14Mertens
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forZielinskiat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 13Scarf
  • 15Giaccherini
  • 18do Nascimento
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 22Sepe
  • 30Rog
  • 33Albiol
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
19,743

Match Stats

Home TeamUdineseAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Udinese 0, Napoli 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Udinese 0, Napoli 1.

Attempt saved. Antonin Barak (Udinese) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Silvan Widmer.

Booking

Silvan Widmer (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Silvan Widmer (Udinese).

Offside, Udinese. Samir tries a through ball, but Kevin Lasagna is caught offside.

Foul by Marko Rog (Napoli).

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

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

Foul by Andrija Balic (Udinese).

Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Silvan Widmer (Udinese).

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rijad Bajic (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Marek Hamsik.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Rijad Bajic replaces Gabriele Angella.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Ali Adnan.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Attempt missed. Antonin Barak (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Silvan Widmer with a headed pass.

Corner, Udinese. Conceded by Lorenzo Insigne.

Substitution

Substitution, Udinese. Jakub Jankto replaces Seko Fofana.

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

Booking

Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Amadou Diawara replaces Jorginho.

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

Ali Adnan (Udinese) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Antonin Barak (Udinese) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Gabriele Angella.

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

Foul by Ali Adnan (Udinese).

Booking

Ali Adnan (Udinese) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ali Adnan (Udinese).

Attempt missed. Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Samir.

Offside, Udinese. Rodrigo de Paul tries a through ball, but Kevin Lasagna is caught offside.

Foul by Elseid Hysaj (Napoli).

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th November 2017

  • UdineseUdinese0NapoliNapoli1
  • GenoaGenoa1RomaRoma1
  • AC MilanAC Milan0TorinoTorino0
  • LazioLazio1FiorentinaFiorentina1
  • JuventusJuventus3CrotoneCrotone0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli1412203592638
2Inter Milan14113028101836
3Juventus14111240142634
4Roma1310122491531
5Lazio1392233151829
6Sampdoria138232718926
7AC Milan146261918120
8Bologna146261717020
9Chievo145541721-420
10Torino144731820-219
11Fiorentina145362319418
12Atalanta134451918116
13Cagliari145091324-1115
14Udinese134091824-612
15Crotone143381127-1612
16Sassuolo14329824-1611
17Genoa142481220-810
18SPAL142481223-1110
19Hellas Verona142391229-179
20Benevento130013633-270
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