At the Arechi Stadium in Salerno, Salernitana and Napoli clashed heads in the Derby dei due Golfi. The visitors had the upper hand from the get-go, with Giacomo Raspadori putting them in the lead in the 13th minute. The Partenopei had several chances to kill off the match, but had to wait for Eljif Elmas who came off the bench to deliver the final blow in the last stage of the encounter. So here are our player ratings for Napoli who deepened the wounds of Salernitana with a 2-0 win in the local Derby.
Alex Meret – 6
A quiet afternoon for the Napoli goalkeeper who hardly had a meaningful save to make throughout the match.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 6.5
The Napoli captain remained composed at the back against Antonio Candreva while occasionally driving forward to support his team’s attacks,
Leo Ostigard – 6
A relatively comfortable outing for the Norwegian who combined with Rrahmani to keep Boulaye Dia and company quiet.
Amir Rrahmani – 6.5
A comprehensively improved performance from the Kosovan following last week’s chaotic display against Milan. Marshalled the backline with ease and won back the ball on several occasions.
Mathias Olivera – 7
A convincing performance from the Uruguayan who consistently darted forward to join his team’s forrays. He was also superb at the back, winning the challenge that directly led to the second goal.
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 6
Napoli fans are surely delighted to have the Cameroonian back in the starting formation, but he seems to be missing a gear or two. He will certainly regain his optimal shape in the next fixtures.
Stanislav Lobotka – 7
The Slovakian Regista pulled the strings in the middle of the park as usual. Picked up Raspadori for the opener with a clever assist. He also did well to retrieve the ball in the defensive phase, though he struggled to cope with Lassana Coulibaly’s physicality.
Piotr Zielinski – 6.5
A positive outing from the former Udinese man who supported his teammates in the final third and did well to create several chances while combining well with Kvaratskhelia in particular.
Matteo Politano – 6.5
The former Inter man was a protagonist for as long as he lasted on the pitch, making himself involved in almost every Napoli play. He came close to scoring on some occasions but his shots were often blocked by Salernitana defenders.
Giacomo Raspadori – 7
The former Sassuolo man extended his scoring streak with a clinical finish that landed in Guillermo Ochoa’s far corner. He could have had another goal or two to his tally as well as an assist, but Rudi Garcia will be pleased with his striker’s current form.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 6.5
The Georgian sensation tried his luck from the edge of the box on two occasions, but his shots didn’t bend enough. Nevertheless, he created a flurry of opportunities for his teammates and was constantly fouled by the opposition.
Giovanni Simeone – 5.5
The Argentine worked hard for his team but appeared so desperate for a goal that he was both selfish and wasteful on several occasions.
Eljif Elmas – 6.5
The North Macedonian reminded the world why he’s deemed to be the mainstay super-sub at Napoli. Although Ochoa should have done better, Elmas did well to find the bottom corner.
Jasper Lindstrom – N/A
Jens Cajuste – N/A
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