Watch the Goals – Lecce vs. Napoli – Played on 04/07/2023
Napoli regained its balance and took a new step closer to the Italian League title, with an unconvincing victory over Lecce (2-1) today, Friday, at the opening of the 29th stage of the competition.
Napoli’s 24th Victory
Napoli achieved its 24th victory this season, temporarily moving away by 19 points in the lead against its direct chaser Lazio, who hosts Juventus on Saturday.
Napoli regained their lead in the result with a fatal mistake by goalkeeper Falconi in catching a rebound from his defender Gallo.
Di Francesco equalizes for Lecce
Lecce succeeded in equalizing at the beginning of the second half when Di Francesco took advantage of a rebound from the crossbar.
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The Match Details
Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Antonino Gallo scored the two goals for Napoli, while Federico Di Francesco scored the goal for Lecce. Napoli played the second match without its Nigerian scorer, Victor Osimhen, due to a thigh injury.
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Lecce had the advantage at the start of the match and almost opened the scoring early through Moroccan midfielder Youssef Maleh.
Lecce managed to level the score at the start of the second half. It was Di Francesco who capitalized on a rebound from the crossbar. With that goal, the momentum shifted in Lecce’s favor. As the game progressed, Lecce began to take control of the match.
Therefore, Lecce began to control possession and generate more chances to score. In contrast, the opposing team found it difficult to regain their composure. However, they were able to withstand Lecce’s offensive onslaught until the end of the game. Overall, it was a thrilling and intense match, as both teams exerted maximum effort.
Mexican international striker Hirving Losano almost added the second goal with a creeping shot from outside the area.
French defender Samuel Umtiti, on loan from Barcelona, Spain, almost equalized with a powerful shot from outside the area.
The North Macedonian, Elif Almas, missed the opportunity to deliver the final blow to the landowners.
Napoli remains on track for the Italian League Title, and the victory over Lecce was a significant step towards that goal. The team now prepares for their upcoming match against Milan in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.