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Napoli vs. Juventus: Two individual mistakes cost Bianconeri win




Juventus lose their third match in Serie A 2-1 against Napoli. It looked like the Bianconeri had the game under control, but two individual mistakes cost Juventus the game. During the second half, it almost seemed like they were playing with one less player. Max Statman gives you a quick breakdown and the player ratings.

Juventus started the game with a clear plan. They gave Napoli the ball and were waiting for an opportunity. That opportunity came when Morata took the ball off Manolas and scored. It was great finish by the Spanish striker.


Juventus remained calm and held off Napoli without too much problems, while also creating some opportunities. Especially Kulusevski looked very lively today. It seemed like he carried his form from the Swedish national team back to Italy.

When the second half started, there was nothing to worry about. But then, Szczęsny made another mistake that led to the equalizer. He couldn’t hold on to a shot of Insigne and Politano scored from a short distance. If Szczęsny had just punched the ball away, there wouldn’t have been a problem.

Juventus were on their own half for almost the entire second half and couldn’t create any real oppurtunities. A point against Napoli while also missing so many players would have been a good result. Unfortunatly substitute Kean headed a corner towards his own goal. Szczęsny held it out but Koulibaly finished the rebound. In the end it was a horrible debut for Kean and obviously not the comeback he wished for.


Wojciech Szczęsny, 4.5

De Sciglio 6, Chiellini 6.5, Bonucci 6.5, Pellegrini 6

Rabiot 5.5, Locatelli 7, McKennie 5.5


Kulusevski 7, Morata 7, Bernadeschi 6

Substitutes: De Ligt 6, Ramsey 6, Kean 5

Allegri 6.5:



Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.