Rain and injuries keep Napoli out of their friendly


Naples, preparing to defend the ‘scudetto’ won last season after a 33-year wait, did not go beyond the draw (1-1) in the second summer friendly against SPAl, Italian Serie B team.

The meeting was conditioned by the heavy rain that poured down on Dimaro, Italian town where every year Napoli holds its stage. That is not the only failure for the team he leads now Rudi Garcia, replacing Luciano Spalletti, from the side Both Mario Rui and midfielder Stanislav Lobotka suffered muscle injuries that they could part ways at an equally important stage in preparation for next season.

After a uneventful first half in which Rudi Garcia lined up his substitutes, Filippo Puletto led SPAL in the 63rd minute with a shot from 50 meters that surprised the goalkeeper Alex Merrett, that it is advanced.

Napoli reacted well. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia He also finished the goalkeeper Giacomo Raspadori He missed another good chance after a Georgian pass. Finally Piotr Zielinski a help has been invented, after a pretense of Victor Osimhen, allowed Andre Zambo Anguissa have space for determine with an accurate shot (73′).

Napoli pressed in search of the winning goal but it never came. In their first friendly, also in Dimaro, the Italian champions beat amateur Anaune 6-1.

Source: La Verdad


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