The duel of Napoli vs. Fiorentina at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Friday (14/1/2022) in the early hours of WIB, was very fierce. The two teams took turns attacking each other.
Fiorentina managed to steal a 1-0 advantage first in the 41st minute. Dusan Vlahovic tore through the Partenopei goal after controlling a cross from Riccardo Saponara.
Napoli quickly leveled the score 1-1 in the 44th minute. The goal came from an error in Bartlomiej Dragowski’s cross which led to chaos in the penalty box and Dries Merten managed to use it into a goal.
Fiorentina had bad luck before halftime. Dragowski was given a straight red card after breaking a Napoli player in front of the penalty box.
Despite being outnumbered by players, Fiorentina were able to lead 2-1 in the second half in the 52nd minute. Cristiano Biraghi tore Alex Meret’s goal after snatching his second free shot which had hit the live fence.
Fiorentina almost tore Napoli’s goal again in the 69th minute. Nicolas Gonzalez in a free position met a cross in the penalty box, but the ball that was released failed to reach the goal.
Napoli made it difficult to penetrate the Fiorentina penalty box. La Viola defend very solid when in attack situations.
Napoli almost tore Fiorentina’s goal in the 80th minute. Hirving Lozano fired a shot from the side of the penalty box, but the ball that slid still hit the post.
Napoli had to play with 10 men in the 84th minute. After checking VAR, the referee gave Lozano a red card for a hard tackle on Nicolas Gonzalez.
Instead of getting an equalizer, Napoli had to lose players in injury time. Fabian Ruiz was sent off after fouling a Fiorentina player who was about to counterattack.
Fiorentina was caught off guard at the end of the match. Napoli managed to equalize the score to 2-2 in 90+5 minutes through Andrea Petagna’s goal and the match continued to an additional 2×15 minutes.
Fiorentina locked Fiorentina in the first half of extra time. La Viola was finally able to lead 3-2 in the 105th minute through Lorenzo Venuti’s goal.
Krzysztof Piatek gave Fiorentina a 4-2 lead in the 108th minute. The goal made Piatek’s debut at Fiorentina very sweet.
Youssef Maleh added a goal for Fiorentina in the 119th minute. The goal brought Vincenzo Italiano’s team to a 5-2 win.
Naples: Ospina (Meret 46 ‘); Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Tuanzebe, Ghoulam (Malcuit 85 ‘); Demme (Fabian 64 ‘), Lobotka (Cioffi 90’); Politano (Lozano 64 ‘), Mertens, Elmas; Petagna (Jesus 94 ‘).
Fiorentina: Dragowski; Venuti, Milenkovic (Julio 90 ‘), Nastasic, Biraghi; Castrovilli (Bonaventura 89 ‘), Torreira, Duncan (Terracciano 45’); Gonzalez (Ikone 89 ‘), Vlahovic (Piatek 73’), Saponara (Youssef 46 ‘).
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