Napoli defeated Genoa by 2-1 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in a rather challenging contest in one of Serie A‘s Sunday evening games.
Goals came for the visitors through Fabian Ruiz and Andrea Petagna while the hosts’ goal was scored by Andrea Cambiaso. It was a hard-fought victory for I Partenopei who were missing their biggest provider and scorer in Piotr Zielinski and Victor Osimhen.
Ruiz broke the deadlock in the 39th minute from outside of the area. His effort would be cancelled by Cambiaso with 20 minutes left.
There had to be a hero and he came from the bench. Substitute Petagna’s header restored Napoli’s lead from a Mario Rui freekick in the 84th minute, providing the winner for Luciano Spalletti’s men.