Napoli have the longest winning streak in the top five European leagues so far in 2022/2023 season, 13 wins. Lazio put an end to their impressive run and it was a disappointing defeat for Napoli. Victor Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia both failed to find the back of the net during the match. However, Napoli still remains the favorites to win the Serie A title this season and Osimhen is expected to win the Serie A Golden Boot. Napoli manager Spalletti was left disappointed with the outcome of the match.
Spalletti later said “There just wasn't enough quality. We passed it around in the messiest way yet, we rushed moves down the flanks where they were allowing us more movement.
“After doing it three or four times, we had the chance to go into the centre, but we lacked patience and didn't attempt enough passes to free the midfielder. The midfield was the key to this game, for both teams.
“We tried to do the same things with more quality, because the options were there to release Lobotka and create chances. Even if we did it better in the second half, the quality was still not good enough. When Lazio pulled their wide strikers back, we had the chance to get around their defence, but again lacked quality in our passing.
“This is how I expected Lazio to play, they often remain in a block to defend, but we made the worst choices of the season. On the positive side, I saw hunger, determination and humility from my players, I saw no arrogance or presumption.
“Lazio defended well, were fortunate on the crossbar and great save, while we were naïve with the clearance to the edge of the area for Vecino's shot. He found that tiny gap between Rrahmani and the post, so congratulations to Vecino for that finish."
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have registered 10 wins each so far in 2022/2023 season. Dortmund have been highly impressive in performance since the start of 2023 and it remains to be seen whether they will secure a win over Chelsea having defeated the Blues in the first leg.
Real Sociedad, Manchester United and Real Madrid have registered 9 wins each so far in 2023 while Barcelona, Arsenal, PSG and Olympique Marseille have registered 8 wins each so far in 2023.
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