Napoli and Inter Milan locked horns in Serie A last Sunday. The Nerazzurri were looking to go 11 points clear at the top of the league table, while the Partenopei were aiming to secure a Champions League spot.
Both teams came into this game on the back of important wins against Sampdoria and Cagliari, respectively.
Napoli have hit top form since the turn of the year as they aim to beat Juventus and Atalanta to a top-four spot. Genaro Gattuso’s men dominated the majority of the game against Inter Milan and deservingly got the lead going into halftime.
Lorenzo Insigne’s burst of pace was too hot to handle for Inter Milan’s defense. Samir Handanovic collected the Italian’s cut-back but fumbled the ball into his own net to give the hosts the lead.
It was a commanding first-half performance by Napoli as Inter Milan had little joy in the opposition half. While this was not unusual for Antonio Conte’s men, they struggled to trouble Alex Meret between the posts.
However, it did not take long for Inter Milan to respond, as a second-half strike from Christian Eriksen leveled the scoreline.
It was Napoli who had more chances throughout the game, but Inter Milan showed resilience at the back to contain their firepower and go home with a point.
On that note, let’s take a look at the 5 talking points from Sunday’s game.
Inter Milan were rather unlucky not to score more than one goal. The visitors struck the post twice, and their decision-making in the final third let them down massively.
The likes of Matteo Darmian and Achraf Hakimi had golden opportunities to alter the scoreline, but the wing-backs wasted their chances by looking for a pass inside the box instead of going for goal.
While this was surely an off day for Inter Milan, Conte won’t be too worried as this is just their first draw in over four months of football.