Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina
Napoli 1 - 0 Fiorentina

Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina

15/09/2018

Napoli exorcised some of the ghosts of last season by beating Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A action on Saturday.

When the two sides last met, Napoli lost 3-0 -- a week after beating Juventus in Turin -- and effectively handed the title to the Bianconeri.

Napoli also needed to recover from another 3-0 defeat, after losing by that scoreline to Sampdoria before the international break.

Lorenzo Insigne broke the deadlock 11 minutes from time. Arkadiusz Milik sent a deft chip over the defense and Insigne side-footed it across into the bottom left corner.

Fiorentina had won their two previous matches.

It was a first clean sheet in four matches for Napoli, who let in every shot on target in their three previous games.

Related news

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win

Fabian Ruiz and Marko Rog came off the bench to score around Dries Mertens’ penalty, as Napoli dominated Udinese 3-0 and moved to within four points of Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe's top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season following a 1-1 Serie A draw with Genoa on Saturday.

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne scored his seventh goal of the campaign in a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo at the San Paolo.

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as AC Milan secured a 3-1 victory over bottom side Chievo.

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back

Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek maintained his record of scoring in every Serie A match for his new club on Sunday although it was not enough to prevent them losing 3-1 at home to Parma.

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli

Edin Dzeko continued his upturn in form as Roma made it four straight wins in all competitions to move third in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Empoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese

Unstoppable Juventus maintained their perfect start to the season after 10 matches when first-half goals from Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a 2-0 win at Udinese in Serie A on Saturday.

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws

AC Milan made surprisingly light work of surprise squad Sassuolo -- who would have gone second with a win -- as they won 4-1 away to end a run of three successive draws.

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty

Fiorentina beat Atalanta 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday having opened the scoring with disputed penalty that sparked an angry clash between coaches Stefano Pioli and Gian Piero Gasperini at the final whistle.

RELATED NEWS

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win
Udinese 0 - 3 Napoli

Napoli move to within four points of Juventus with Udinese win

Fabian Ruiz and Marko Rog came off the bench to score around Dries Mertens’ penalty, as Napoli dominated Udinese 3-0 and moved to within four points of Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw
Juventus 1 - 1 Genoa

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal not enough for Juventus win as Genoa hit back to draw

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe's top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season following a 1-1 Serie A draw with Genoa on Saturday.

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne
Napoli 2 - 0 Sassuolo

Napoli beat Sassuolo with goals from Adam Ounas and Lorenzo Insigne

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne scored his seventh goal of the campaign in a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo at the San Paolo.

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo
AC Milan 3 - 1 Chievo

AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain scores twice during Serie A win over Chievo

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as AC Milan secured a 3-1 victory over bottom side Chievo.

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back
Parma 3 - 1 Genoa

Krzysztof Piatek on target again but Parma hit back

Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek maintained his record of scoring in every Serie A match for his new club on Sunday although it was not enough to prevent them losing 3-1 at home to Parma.

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli
Empoli 0 - 2 Roma

Dzeko scores again, Roma hold off Empoli

Edin Dzeko continued his upturn in form as Roma made it four straight wins in all competitions to move third in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Empoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese
Udinese 0 - 2 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in away win at Udinese

Unstoppable Juventus maintained their perfect start to the season after 10 matches when first-half goals from Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristiano Ronaldo gave them a 2-0 win at Udinese in Serie A on Saturday.

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws
Sassuolo 1 - 4 AC Milan

AC Milan dispatch Sassuolo to break string of successive draws

AC Milan made surprisingly light work of surprise squad Sassuolo -- who would have gone second with a win -- as they won 4-1 away to end a run of three successive draws.

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty
Fiorentina 2 - 0 Atalanta

Fiorentina, Atalanta coaches clash over disputed penalty

Fiorentina beat Atalanta 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday having opened the scoring with disputed penalty that sparked an angry clash between coaches Stefano Pioli and Gian Piero Gasperini at the final whistle.