Napoli 3 – 1 Feyenoord | Player Ratings & Match Reaction

Napoli XI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho(Diawara 80’), Hamsik(Zielinski 70’); Callejon(Rog 73’), Mertens, Insigne

Feyenoord XI (4-3-1-2): Jones; Diks, St. Juste, Tapia(Van Beek 78’), Haps; Amrabat, El Ahmadi, Vilhena; Toornstra(Basacikoglu 69’); Berghuis(Larsson 86’), Boetius

Goals: Insigne 7’, Mertens 49’, Callejon 70’, Amrabat 90’

1st Half:

Napoli would start the game brightly, and Mertens very early was denied a Penalty claim after Tapia took him down in the box.

But we wouldn’t have to wait long for a Napoli goal. Insigne pick-pocketed the ball, and took a clean low driven strike to the right of jones to give the Partenopei an early lead.

From there, it was mostly sloppy from Napoli in the first half. Maybe a bit of slack play combined with taking the foot off the gas a bit.

2nd Half:

Much like the first half, it didnt take us long to get on the scoreboard in the second half. A nice interception by Ghoulam set up Mertens on a 1v1 against Brad Jones, and the diminutive Belgian would not miss his chance as he just slid it underneath a diving Jones to give Napoli a 2-goal lead.

Toornstra would get a chance to bring Feyenoord within one after Berghuis was brought down in the box. However, Pepe Reina would guess the right way and saved the pen. Then, within a minute, Napoli would score after a beautiful through ball from Mertens sent Callejon in on the right, and he would shoot all the way across goal putting it past Jones.

Feyenoord would get a consolation, however. Amrabat split Koulibaly and Maksimovic and slid one past Reina on the last kick of the game.

Match Ratings:

Reina – 7.0 – Reina was very good when called upon today, making 2-3 solid saves, and a penalty save.

 Hysaj – 6.0 – Pretty straight forward day for the Albanian. Did he job well on the Right

Maksimovic – 6.5 – A nice showing from Maksimovic today. Confidence seems to be growing, and we’ll need it since K2 will be out v Man City

Koulibaly – 6.5 – Got a lame yellow, which will see him miss the next match v man City, but was a house today.

Ghoulam – 6.5 – Made a key interception leading to Napoli’s second goal, and was his usual handful going forward on the left.

Allan – 7.0 – Allan was in beast mode today. Disrupting

Jorginho(Diawara 80’) – 5.5 – Very quiet day for Jorginho today; was tidy and covered a ton of ground, but not one of those huge games for him.

Hamsik(Zielinski 70’) – 5.5 – Capitano, where are you?

Callejon(Rog 73’) – 6.0 – Callejon was Callejon today, and was actually subbed off(!).

Mertens – 7.0 – Mertens was lively and bagged a goal and an assist today. Another good performance from “Ciro”.

Insigne – 7.5 – Insigne was our driving force in the first half. Scored the first goal of the game and really was a handful. tailed off a bit in the second half but was still very good.

Subs:

Zielinski – Played well in his 20 minutes. Still say he seems a bit better than Hamsik at the moment.

Rog – Did pretty well in a mop up role for Callejon

Diawara – N/A

4 Comments

  1. IMO Jorginho and Hamsik rating is too low, they weren’t that bad and Callejon should has at least 6.5.

    Defence in first half was very good but in second half it was disaster, especially Koulibaly seems to me not at his best form, his yellow card could be big complication for us. Luckily Reina saved penalty and also made some other nice saves. I hope guys who critise him almost after every conceded goal appreciate his performance 🙂

    Sarri was more ‘More annoyed than happy’ after match and I must agree with him, 3 points and 3 goals are good but we must be much better on whole pitch, especially in defence if we want to get some points against Manchester City.

  2. Who IS giving rating to players? Hamšík play very good in 1st half his offensive play was awesome . He had 2 very good chances and ať start of game just had pass from Insigne in penalty box took him 3rd. Not mentioned nie accurate game and try to find guys in front. I think IT was best Hamšík game this season by me. Jorgino should het higher rating aswell and Allan lower.

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