Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto awarded Lazio a precious 2-0 victory over Napoli, thanks to two world-class goals. Ciro Immobile almost scored an amazing goal after six minutes, with a chest and volley on the turn that grazed through the crossbar.
It was just a warning because Immobile jumped between the center-backs shortly afterward to direct Adam Marusic’s cross from 11 yards to the far top of the corner.
Luiz Felipe turned a free header off the mark from Luis Alberto’s set play, but Napoli hit back with the shot of Fabian Ruiz and a Piotr Zielinski curler on the subsequent corner by forcing a series of saves from Reina.
Felipe Caicedo curved just wide from the D, but Kalidou Koulibaly avoided a second yellow card as he was late and unsurprisingly replaced after the break after struggling with a hamstring injury.
Immobile still had a huge chance of his challenge landing on Tiemoue Bakayoko’s shin but got the benefit of the doubt when they both slid in.
Napoli got more of the initiative as the game wore on, but without creating really dangerous chances. Instead, Lazio pounced on a missed Mario Rui pass, spread it on the edge of the field to Luis Alberto, curled into the upper corner with his right foot inside for a precise finish.
Nikola Maksimovic’s corners had a few headers, but the Partenopei still lost Chucky Lozano to an ankle injury because he had to be carried off with an ice-pack tied to his leg.
Andrea Petagna forced a save out of Reina with his turn from the edge of the area, but Napoli was toothless overall.