From the maternity ward to the basics and winning with Napoli: Dries Mertens can do it | Serie A TIM 2021/2022

  1. 37′ – Goal – Matteo Politano (0 – 2)
  2. 35′ – Yellow – Jose Luis Palomino
  3. 13′ – Goal penalty kick – Lorenzo Insigne (0 – 1)
  1. 88′ – Cont. Dries Mertens by Kevin Malcuit
  2. 86′ – Yellow – Marten de Roon
  3. 84′ – Yellow – André Zambo Anguissa
  4. 83′ – Cont. Remo Freuler by Mario Pasalic
  5. 83′ – Cont. Luis Muriel by Moustapha Elhadji Cissé
  6. 81′ – Goal – Eljif Elmas (1 – 3)
  7. 76′ – Yellow – David Ospina
  8. 70′ – Cont. Piotr Zielinski by Fabián Ruiz
  9. 69′ – Cont. Lorenzo Insignia by Hirving Lozano
  10. 67′ – Yellow – Juan Jesus
  11. 63′ – Cont. Berat Djimsiti by Joakim Mæhle
  12. 59′ – Cont. Matteo Politano by Eljif Elmas
  13. 58′ – Goal – Marten de Roon (1 – 2)

Napoli have successfully completed the difficult move to Atalanta Bergamo. It won 1-3 and for the time being comes next to leader Milan at the top of the Serie A. Brand new father Dries Mertens was in the starting line and forced the penalty for the 0-1.

In the exciting title fight in the Serie A, Napoli was not allowed to miss a visit to Atalanta, which itself is also fighting for a European ticket. Before 15 minutes, Napoli took the lead thanks to a penalty from Insigne.

The penalty was forced by Dries Mertens. Last week the Red Devil became a father (son Ciro) for the first time, but despite the little sleep of the past few days, he was given a basic place by coach Luciano Spalletti.

Atalanta had the upper hand in the game, but ran into a second goal when Insigne was able to control Politano. After the break, Marten de Roon brought some hope for Atalanta, but that hope was skillfully dashed by Eljif Elmas.

The 0-1 comes thanks to Dries Mertens:

  1. second half, minute 96 match over
  2. Joakim Mæhle (Atalanta) is called back by the referee. He went too far in on Mário Rui (Napoli). second half, minute 93.
  3. Moustapha Elhadji Cissé (Atalanta) can center with his right foot, but his shot is blocked. second half, minute 92.
  4. Hirving Lozano (Napoli) hits the target with his right foot, but his shot goes wide. second half, minute 91.
  5. second half, minute 88. Substitution at Napoli, Kevin Malcuit in, Dries Mertens out
  6. Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta) is whistled back by the referee. He went too far in on Eljif Elmas (Napoli). second half, minute 88.
  7. Yellow card for Atalanta’s Marten de Roon during the second half, minute 86
  8. Napoli are awarded a free kick. Marten de Roon (Atalanta) knocked out Stanislav Lobotka. second half, minute 86.
  9. Teun Koopmeiners takes the corner for Atalanta. He drops the ball centrally in front of the goal. second half, minute 85.
  10. Jeremie Boga (Atalanta) can center with his right foot, but his shot is blocked. second half, minute 85.
  11. Moustapha Elhadji Cissé (Atalanta) extends the cross with his head, but his header ends up on the body of a defender. second half, minute 85.
  12. Yellow card for André Zambo Anguissa from Napoli during the second half, minute 84
  13. André Zambo Anguissa (Napoli) is whistled back by the referee. He went too far into Marten de Roon (Atalanta). second half, minute 84.
  14. second half, minute 83. Substitution at Atalanta, Mario Pašalic in, Remo Freuler out
  15. second half, minute 83. Substitution at Atalanta, Moustapha Elhadji Cissé in, Luís Muriel out
  16. Eljif Elmas can score for Napoli. The assist is in the name of Hirving Lozano. second half, minute 81.
  17. Goal during second half, minute 81 by Eljif Elmas of Napoli. 1, 3.
  18. Aleksey Miranchuk takes the corner for Atalanta. He drops the ball centrally in front of the goal. second half, minute 77.
  19. Yellow card for David Ospina of Napoli during the second half, minute 76