Saturday November 19, 2011 Day 12 Finished Stadio San Paolo

Napoli 0 - 0 Lazio

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  1. Napoli held by Lazio

    Napoli held by Lazio

    Napoli failed to break down stubborn table-toppers Lazio as they drew 0-0 in the Serie A at Stadio San Paolo. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Napoli
    • Lazio
    • 90' Full-time: Napoli 0-0 Lazio. So it finishes as a draw in a game that took a long time to come to life, and you would imagine that Lazio will be the happier of the two teams with that point.
    • 90+3' Another sprawling save from Marchetti, this time to deny Lavezzi who had struck the ball low and down to the 'keepers left, probably best sums up Napoli's plight.
    • 90+2' Booking for Marius Stankevicius for blatant handball.
    • 90+1' Lavezzi runs onto the pass and attempts to stab the ball towards goal from a tight angle deep in the Lazio penalty box, but Marchetti is down quick to smother.
    • 90' They'll be four minutes of stoppage time for either team to find a winner, as a pass for Cisse to run onto is overhit.
    • 90' Walter Gargano sends his shot well wide from 30 yards out. A desperate attempt that.
    • 90' A Lavezzi through-ball is quickly snuffed out by Marchetti moving off of his line to collect.
    • 88' Napoli look the more likely to get the breakthrough (if there is to be one), but they still seem a little susceptible on the break when Lazio win the ball.
    • 86' Into the final five minutes, and a powerful Cavani header is parried by Marchetti out for a Napoli corner. From that set-piece, the ball falls to Maggio but he blazes well over from a central position having effectively stood on the penalty spot.
    • 84' Lazio sub: Alvaro Gonzalez comes on for Giuseppe Sculli who appears to have taken a knock.
    • 83' Napoli appear to be running out of ideas as Diakite stands like a pillar in preventing the forward play of Pandev and Inler.
    • 80' Senad Lulic is booked for obstructing Goran Pandev.
    • 78' Napoli drive forward as we approach the final ten minutes and Campagnaro wins a free-kick out on the left. But Lavezzi's curling delivery is well held by Marchetti.
    • 75' Napoli sub: Goran Pandev on for Andrea Dossena
    • 75' Cavani meets a pinpoint Lavezzi cross from the left with a fine volley, but it is hit right at Marchetti and the Lazio 'keeper instinctively punches the ball clear.
    • 74' Dossena sends a deep cross into the Lazio box and it gets deflected behind for a corner. From that, Cavani meets Lavezzi's delivery at the near post by sends his snap-shot wide of goal.
    • 72' Dossena's delivery from the left flank is cut out by Diakite. Up the other end, and Cisse's right wing cross is collected by De Sanctis after he and Campagnaro had clattered into each other.
    • 70' Christian Maggio finds row z with a ballooned left-footed effort.
    • 69' Lazio win another corner as Sculli attempted to cut in off the rigfht flank, but the set-piece is overhit. Moments earlier, Marchetti was called on to collect a short cross from the Napoli left.
    • 66' Lavezzi strides forward but cannot find a teammate. That allows Lazio to counter again, as the game gets stretched, but Sculli sends his flicked header well over the Napoli goal.
    • 65' De Sanctis manages to punch clear a Lazio corner from the left, after the visitors caught out Napoli on the break.
    • 64' Napoli continue to press forward, as Lazio's only outlet appears to be to lump the ball forward for Cisse to chase.
    • 61' Napoli sub: Dzemaili comes off for Walter Gargano.
    • 60' Andrea Dossena's cross from the left falls into the grateful arms of Marchetti.
    • 58' Cisse wins the ball down the Napoli right, but he is all on his own and only manages to find the side-netting with a shot from an acute angle.
    • 57' Dzemaili slots the ball through to Cavani but the striker had strayed into an offside position when looking to receive.
    • 56' Lazio have steadied the onslaught somewhat, but Lulic's ball forwards only manages to find its way through to Morgan De Sanctis.
    • 54' Another flowing Napoli move - this time down the right sees Maggio cross low for either Cavani or Lavezzi running into convert. But Maggio is incorrectly flagged offside before getting his cross away.
    • 53' Andrea Dossena sprints down the Napoli left, but the pass towards him is overhit and goes out for a Lazio goal-kick.
    • 52' Lazio subs: Abdoulay Konko off Lionel Scaloni and Hernanes off for Matuzalem.
    • 51' Third chance in as many minutes for Napoli, as Blerim Dzemaili sends a curling 25-yard free-kick just wide of Marchetti's goal.
    • 50' Napoli have sprung to life as, from the resulting corner, Cavani flicks on and Lavezzi acrobatically sends a shot in mid-air wide from a few yards out. How the Argentine did not at least get that on target only he will know.
    • 49' Ezequiel Lavezzi stings the palms of Marchetti with a low drive and then, moments later, forces Marchetti into a fine sprawling save following a curling effort coming off of the left flank.
    • 48' No changes at the start of this second-half, and it would appear little change in the style of play as both teams begin again in timid fashion.
    • 46' And Lazio now kick us off for the second-half...
    • 46' There was just one shot on target in the 1st half of the game between Napoli and Lazio, that attempted by Cissé, according to OptaPaolo
    • 45' Half-time: Napoli 0-0 Lazio
    • 45' Pressure at the end of the half is from Napoli as another Hamsik cross is headed out for a corner by Diakite, who then clears the next delivery. One minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' Napoli attempt a quick counter-attack but Stankevicius expertly cuts out a Hamsik through-ball intended for Cavani.
    • 44' Cisse expertly cushions the ball off for Hernanes running through the centre, but the Brazilian drags his shot wide of De Sanctis' goal from inside the Napoli box.
    • 43' The ball is clipped forward towards Marek Hamsik but it is delivered to high for the Slovak to control and it goes out for a Lazio goal-kick.
    • 41' As Napoli attempt to counter quickly, Maggio's cross from the right fails to find either Cavani or Lavezzi bursting forward centrally.
    • 40' Hamsik crosses from the left and Modibo Diakite heads behind for a Napoli corner when his 'keeper Marchetti had looked to come and collect. Mind you, the home side waste the set-piece that follows anyway.
    • 37' Cavani attempts to play the one-two with Lavezzi to feed the latter through on goal, but Lazio are alert and clear the threat.
    • 35' Sculli goes down in a heap after charging down Paolo Cannavaro's clearance but is now back on his feet.
    • 33' Lulic plays the ball to Cisse, who from a central position 20 yards out pulls the trigger, but fails to find the corner with his shot. Instead, the ball flies straight into the arms of De Sanctis.
    • 32' Cavani chests the ball down for Marek Hamsik, who takes a touch and then fires the ball towards the Lazio goal on the half-volley. However, it is always travelling over having been struck from well out.
    • 31' Cisse is currently holding his right knee following a heavy challenge, but at the moment is ok to continue.
    • 29' Cavani ghosts in at the nearpost to get something on the end of Andrea Dossena's cross from the left. But the striker can only make deft contact and the ball travels past him and the goal. To add insult to injury, the offside flag had already been raised.
    • 27' Lulic finds Giuseppe Sculli out on the Lazio left, but his cross fails to find a target, including Cisse who only really ambled his way into the Napoli box.
    • 24' Cavani receives down the right flank, but his low cross is cut out by Stankevicius, which followed the Uruguayan's nice turn to create space for himself.
    • 23' This time Cisse crosses from the left but it's headed away. Then Abdoulay Konko ventures forward and manages to win the corner for Lazio - Hernanes' delivery is met by Stankevicius, but the defender makes only deft contact with his head and the ball travels out.
    • 21' Cisse attempts to feed the ball through to Hernanes but the two are not on the same wavelength and De Sanctis arrives to gather.
    • 20' Napoli's Gokhan Inler receives the ball centrally and shuffles it over onto his preferred left foot, but sends a curling 30-yard effort over Marchetti's goal.
    • 18' Napoli appear to be camped in Lazio's half at the moment, as Marek Hamsik attempts the chip forward for Cavani to run onto, but the ball rolls out of play.
    • 16' Lavezzi is flagged offside as the Argentine attempts to run onto a lofted through-ball. The Lazio defence had blocked the path forward for the ball anyway.
    • 15' Lulic brings down Maggio deep in Lazio's defending third out on the right flank. Lavezzi stands over the free-kick and finds Hugo Campagnaro who made a darting run to the near post. However, the unmarked Campagnaro heads well over. Big chance that for Napoli from a sweet Lavezzi delivery.
    • 13' Blerim Dzemaili blazes well over the Lazio bar from over 30 yards out centrally.
    • 12' Senad Lulic runs out of space after powering down the Lazio left, and that sums up these opening ten or so minutes with both teams lacking that much-needed spark.
    • 10' Cisse overhits his cross from the right which Hernanes does well to keep in, but cannot find a man. Moments later, Salvatore Aronica and Cristian Brocchi collide into each other as tempers begin to flare.
    • 8' Lavezzi plays the ball to Dossena on the edge of the Lazio box but he sloppily allows the ball to roll over his foot and travel out of harm's way.
    • 7' After that initial flurry from Napoli, Lazio appear to have found their feet and are controlling the ball much better until Djibril Cisse rashly brings down Paolo Cannavaro for an early yellow card.
    • 5' Napoli enjoying the majority of possession in these opening exchanges and enjoying a lot of success down their right flank as Maggio's cross is once more headed clear.
    • 3' Christian Maggio times his run perfectly around the Lazio backline but cannot quite control a ball pumped over the top, and that allows the visitors to quickly surround the ball and clear.
    • 2' Ezequiel Lavezzi is brought down by Stefan Radu, and Napoli begin their first attack down the Lazio left channel.
    • 1' And Napoli now get us underway for this first-half
    • 19:45 The teams make their way out onto the pitch at the San Paolo, as kick-off steadily approaches.
    • 19:40 Lazio, meanwhile, are without in-form striker Miroslav Klose who bruised his right leg on International duty during Germany's 3-0 friendly win over the Netherlands, while Giuseppe Biava joins fellow centre-back Andre Dias on the Biancocelesti sidelines.
    • 19:38 For Napoli, Edinson Cavani spearheads their attack looking to build on his impressive goalscoring form against Lazio in recent times.
    • 19:35 Team News... Napoli (3-4-2-1): De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Dzemaili, Inler, Dossena; Hamsik, Lavezzi; Cavani. Subs: Rosati, Mascara, Zuniga, Fernandez, Gargano, Pandev, Chavez /// Lazio (4-2-3-1): Marchetti; Konko, Diakité, Stankevicius, Radu; Brocchi, Ledesma; Sculli, Hernanes, Lulic; Cisse. Subs: Carrizo, Scaloni, Rocchi, Matuzalem, Stendardo, Gonzalez, Cana.
    • 19:33 A forimdable challenge for Napoli tonight, then. But the home side have also made a solid start to their Serie A campaign, currently positioned sixth in the table, and boast four clean sheets in their last six league games.
    • 19:30 Joint Serie A leaders Lazio will be hoping to continue their impressive start to the season with victory in Naples tonight, and in the process continue their fine goalscoring record on the road, having netted in their last 10 away games. They have also only lost to Napoli three times in their last 13 contests and have won four away matches in a row, after drawing 2-2 with AC Milan at the San Siro.
    • 19:25 Edison Cavani scored a hat-trick in the last meeting played at the San Paolo between Napoli and Lazio back in April, according to OptaPaolo
    • 19:20 Hello and welcome to live text coverage of this evening's Serie A match between Napoli and Lazio.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Another sprawling save from Marchetti, this time to deny Lavezzi who had struck the ball low and down to the 'keepers left, probably best sums up Napoli's plight.
    • 90+1' Lavezzi runs onto the pass and attempts to stab the ball towards goal from a tight angle deep in the Lazio penalty box, but Marchetti is down quick to smother.
    • 86' Into the final five minutes, and a powerful Cavani header is parried by Marchetti out for a Napoli corner. From that set-piece, the ball falls to Maggio but he blazes well over from a central position having effectively stood on the penalty spot.
    • 75' Cavani meets a pinpoint Lavezzi cross from the left with a fine volley, but it is hit right at Marchetti and the Lazio 'keeper instinctively punches the ball clear.
    • 51' Third chance in as many minutes for Napoli, as Blerim Dzemaili sends a curling 25-yard free-kick just wide of Marchetti's goal.
    • 50' Napoli have sprung to life as, from the resulting corner, Cavani flicks on and Lavezzi acrobatically sends a shot in mid-air wide from a few yards out. How the Argentine did not at least get that on target only he will know.
    • 49' Ezequiel Lavezzi stings the palms of Marchetti with a low drive and then, moments later, forces Marchetti into a fine sprawling save following a curling effort coming off of the left flank.
    • 15' Lulic brings down Maggio deep in Lazio's defending third out on the right flank. Lavezzi stands over the free-kick and finds Hugo Campagnaro who made a darting run to the near post. However, the unmarked Campagnaro heads well over. Big chance that for Napoli from a sweet Lavezzi delivery.
    • 19:35 Team News... Napoli (3-4-2-1): De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Dzemaili, Inler, Dossena; Hamsik, Lavezzi; Cavani. Subs: Rosati, Mascara, Zuniga, Fernandez, Gargano, Pandev, Chavez /// Lazio (4-2-3-1): Marchetti; Konko, Diakité, Stankevicius, Radu; Brocchi, Ledesma; Sculli, Hernanes, Lulic; Cisse. Subs: Carrizo, Scaloni, Rocchi, Matuzalem, Stendardo, Gonzalez, Cana.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Line-up

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