Napoli-Torino 1-0, the report cards: Insigne misses another penalty. Osimhen flies, Bremer limits him
NAPLES-TURIN 1-0: 81 ‘Osimhen
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Ospina 7 – He is not solicited much, but when he is asked the answer is always the same: “Present”. Two fundamental saves on Brekalo, one of which is very difficult and the magic moment continues, still keeping the clean sheet. On fire.
By Lorenzo 7 – Punctual in carrying out his defensive duties, he also earns the penalty kick in the first half and scores the goal canceled for offside by the VAR. Always owner, always fundamental.
Rahmani 7 – Never a mistake, never even a slight smudge. Where he has to intervene, he is there. Another great performance.
Koulibaly 6.5 – A couple of times miss the closing time: a rarity this season. Two small blunders in the midst of many good things, including the participation as an attacking director in the action of the winning goal.
Mario Rui 6 – In certain situations he seems to lose his head and brilliance and is hasty in game decisions. He always accompanies the offensive action and also gives himself an assist then canceled by the VAR.
Zambo Anguissa 6.5 – Yet another spotless race. When he has the ball, he treats it with gloves, hiding it from his opponents and showing an elegance that few believed he had. To this he adds always precise passages, even the most complicated ones. The midfielder everyone would like.
Fabian Ruiz 6 – He struggles to get into the game because Linetty’s marking is fixed and suffocating. But slowly he frees himself, finds the spaces and acts as a metronome, as usual in the new director role.
Zielinski 5.5 – Various on the whole offensive front, but even this time it does not affect as in the past. A couple of good plays and little else, too little for someone like him. From 71 ‘Mertens sv
Politano 5.5 – For a first time juncture it goes into confusion and accumulates errors. But he runs a lot, as always, and clarity can sometimes be lacking. From 60 ‘Lozano 6 – He does not have the right wheels, he slips more than once, but touches the goal with a right to cross that crashes on the post. From 89 ‘Juan Jesus sv
Osimhen 7.5 – Every day that passes Napoli is more and more Victor-addicted. He loads the team on his shoulders, engaging in a duel with Bremer who is a very hard nut to crack. It is the solution to every problem: if you have to keep the ball you go to him, if you have to aim for the goal you go to him
teaches 5 – A penalty kicked very badly, second mistake in a row from the spot, third in the season out of five kicked, sixth out of twenty-six total in Serie A. The ‘tiraggiro’ that never turns. The imprecise finishes and the wrong choices. The sacrifice in the defensive phase is never lacking, but it is not enough. Evening n. From 71 ‘Elmas sv
All. Luciano Spalletti 7 – Another great race prepared. “Impact, not contact,” he yells in the locker room tunnel. And it is this recipe: try not to put it on duels, but on concentration, on determination, focusing on the spaces that Torino, being man on man, has to leave. In the end he is right, once again.
Milinkovic Savic 7 – Insigne kicks badly, he thanks and blocks in two halves. Some “reckless” outings but it gives a feeling of security. He can’t do anything on Osimhen’s network
Djidji 6.5 – He does a great job on Insigne, a couple of closures are decisive. He only gets into trouble when Anguissa lends a hand to the captain.
Bremen 6.5 – The duel with Osimhen is one of the most interesting of the game. Napoli verticalizes a lot, the Brazilian takes a hit with great personality and speed.
Rodriguez 6 – Politano is not in a great evening, the former Milan defender is on good guard and does not risk anything. When Lozano enters, the problems begin. Juric understands and takes it off, also because he was cautioned. (from 66 ‘ Good morning 5.5 – Unlucky in the rebounds that generate the decisive goal. He had finished well on Mertens, then fails to counter Osimhen)
Song 6 – A couple of very interesting ideas, Mario Rui almost never manages to keep it. In the second half he pays more attention to containing and is almost never seen.
Mandrake sv. (From 8 ‘ Kone 5.5 – Discreet, then goes into the ball after naively provoking the penalty. From 89 ‘ Heating sv).
Luke 5.5 – He had to play on the trocar, says the low director. He is almost never seen but his dirty work helps keep the balance of Juric’s team.
Aina 6 – Di Lorenzo is much more enterprising than Mario Rui, but luckily Politano does not create dangers. Thus, the Nigerian is doing quite well.
Line 5.5 – Twice he is free to shoot but his teammates, on the counterattack, ignore him. He works between the lines but fails to engrave as he would like. (from 67 ‘ Pobega 6 – A lot of enthusiasm and also a tag. Enter with great desire).
Brekalo 6.5 – Warm up Ospina’s gloves with a great shot from the edge. In the final part of the fraction he leads two very dangerous counterattacks but always makes the wrong choice. He also plays an author in the second half but gets lost on the most beautiful side.
Sanabria 6 – Last returned, lined up equally by Juric. The Paraguayan makes a lot of movement and creates a couple of dangerous conditions. He couldn’t ask for more from his physique. (from 67 ‘ Belotti 6 – An expected return. Try to assert yourself against Koulibaly, even immediate. No fear and this is a good sign).
Coach: Ivan Juric 6.5 – Another good test of his team, but once again comes a burning disappointment in the final. As against Juve, more or less at the same minute: that this Turin must remain focused until the end and cannot allow itself to be distracted. The road has been traced, now we need to reap satisfaction.