Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was the star of the show as Napoli came back from behind to beat Lazio 2-1 in Rome.
Maurizio Sarri’s side took an early lead thanks to Mattia Zaccagni, but they soon fell victim to an assault from the Partenopei, who spent the rest of the evening pushing to overturn the result. Kim-Min Jae clawed back an equaliser for Napoli late in the first half and Kvaratskhelia was rewarded with a powerful winner just after the hour mark.
Lazio tried to put up a fight in the Stadio Olimpico and wingers Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson both had good outings against Napoli, but their work wasn’t effort to carry a struggling Biancocelesti side. Ivan Provedel was another bright point for the home side, making five saves and conceding two borderline unstoppable goals.
Napoli were ultimately deserved winners, something the statistics reflect. They controlled 61% of the ball and had an xG of 2.15, far higher than Lazio’s 0.26. They completed 552 passes to the home side’s 322, and had 19 shots to Lazio’s eight.
Kvaratskhelia was the standout player in the match, looking electric and unpredictable with the ball at his feet. He almost scored an incredible long-shot, only being denied by the post, and his winning strike must’ve left lasting damage to the net.