Napoli's 11-match winning streak ended by Inter, Juventus win again

Napoli's 11-match winning streak ended by Inter, Juventus win again

Stanislav Lobotka of SSC Napoli and Edin Dzeko of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and SSC Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 4, 2023 in Milan, Italy. 


Napoli’s 11-match winning streak in Serie A ended on Wednesday when Edin Dzeko’s second-half goal secured Inter Milan a 1-0 victory.

While Napoli, who came into the game unbeaten in the league this season, dominated possession in the goalless first half, Inter striker Dzeko broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when he headed in a cross from Federico DiMarco.

“Being the first to beat Napoli, who were the only side in Europe’s top leagues without defeat this season, is a big confidence booster. I am very proud of my team because they helped each other out on the field, they were a pleasure to watch and we put in a great performance for the fans,” Inter manager Simone Inzaghi said.

Napoli top the table with 41 points after 16 games. They lead second-placed AC Milan by five points, while fourth-placed Inter are on 33 points.

Meanwhile, in another game, Arkadiusz Milik scored a stoppage-time free kick to earn Juventus a 1-0 win against Cremonese in an engrossing game with several chances for both sides.

Juventus earned a free kick one minute into stoppage time, with Milik sending it over the wall and into the bottom-right corner as Cremonese keeper Marco Carnesecchi got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.

The win, Juventus’s seventh in a row without conceding a goal, left them third in the table on 34 points while Cremonese are second bottom and still without a league victory this season.


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