Giacomo Raspadori scored his third goal in three games as Napoli earned a hard-fought 2-0 win over Salernitana, and went fourth
in Serie A.
Giacomo Raspadori has scored in three games in a row in all competitions for the first time in his career.
Goals from Giacomo Raspadori and substitute Eljif Elmas ensured victory for the visitors, who are now unbeaten in four games across all competitions.
After a lively opening from both sides, the reigning Scudetto champions took the lead when Slav Lobotka’s through ball found Raspadori who lashed the ball into the top corner, Eurosport reports.
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa then kept his side in the game with a string of brilliant saves to deny Raspadori on two occasions and Matteo Politano.
Filipo Inzaghi’s side created some decent openings of their own with Lorenzo Pirola forcing a good save with a header from a corner.
The second half was a similar story with Rudy Garcia’s men dominating and they came agonisingly close to a second when Politano’s shot from distance clipped the crossbar.
And Ochoa kept out Zielinski stinging shot from the edge of the area after a corner.
The home side made three late changes but Napoli sealed victory through substitute Eljif Elmas’s curling effort into the bottom corner.
The win for Garcia’s side sees them climb into the top four while Salernitana remain rock bottom.
Napoli were without Victor Osimhen again as the striker remains injured. And with his future uncertain at the club, they showed they can rely on goals from other sources to make it five games unbeaten and recover from their poor start to the season.
Salernitana’s Guillermo Ochoa was named the player of the match.
The 38-year-old goalkeeper was the best player by a distance, making several difficult saves throughout the game and created his own highlight reel. The Mexican, nicknamed Memo, was unfortunate to finish on the losing side.