Napoli dropped two points against Sassuolo last week and were once again looking for a leadership position in Serie A. Dries Mertens, at present a good shot with the Napoletans, started the party in the absence of Koulibaly and Insigne.
Our compatriot started the match with passion, but it was former Racing Genk player Ruslan Malinovsky who scored the opening goal for Atalanta with a gem. Nice bang in the top corner. Then things went up and down well, with a great chance especially for Lozano, but the Mexican slipped just wide. The home team tied the score five minutes before the end of the first half. Mertens with a good deviation from Zelensky, who managed to finish the match twice.
After the break, Dries Mertens saw his passion rewarded. Siro was cleverly sent into the depths, and face to face with guard Muso did not fail. His fourth game of the week, just to say Mertens is back in good shape. In the middle of the second half, the match ended, after Demiral equalized. Things went from bad to worse for Napoli, who, just like facing Sassuolo, swallowed another goal after replacing Mertens. Freuler signed the final score 2-3. Napoli loses the Serie A top spot to Milan, and Atalanta slips close to the top positions.
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