Leche drew 1-1 with Napoli, Juventus won
Milan, September 1, 2022 (BASS/AFP): Napoli could not regain the top position in the Serie A league points table. Yesterday they drew 1-1 with Le. As a result, Roma has retained the top position in the list. Juventus beat Spezia 2-0 in another league match.
Napoli could have regained the top spot on goal difference if they had won against Le, who were promoted to the Serie A league, in the match held at the Stadium Maradona yesterday. With that goal, they went ahead with the 27th minute goal of Elgeef Elmas. But four minutes later, Lorenzo Colombo’s rocket of a shot into the net sealed a point for Le. With the loss of points, coach Luciano Spalletti’s team now has to be content with third place in the table. They are now two points behind Roma. Inter Milan is second in the list. On the other hand, Ley is at the 15th position in the league by collecting the second points.
In another league match held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin yesterday, Juventus beat Spezia 2-0 and secured fourth place in the table by collecting equal points with Napoli. In the 9th minute of the match, Dusan Vøhović scored from a free kick to give the host Juventus the lead. Newcomer Leandro Paredes increased Juve’s margin of victory by scoring again in injury time of the match (90+2 min.). The Argentine star joined Juventus on loan from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The win secured the full three points as well as preserving the unbeaten streak of injury-plagued Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus.
Coach Allegri did not get Leonardo Bonucci, Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba in the team that day. In the second half of the match, however, Angel Di Maria came on as a substitute. The Argentine has just recovered from a thigh injury.
In other Serie A matches on Wednesday, Udinese beat Fiorentina 1-0 but drew 1-1 with Ampli vs Verona and Sampdoria vs Lazio respectively.