29 September 2019The Napoli redeems the defeat suffered Wednesday with Cagliari and at the San Paolo and beats Brescia 2-1.

Ancelotti, without the suspended Koulibaly, lined up Maksimovic alongside Manolas and Ospina on goal; in attack Llorente paired with Mertens, Insigne on the bench. Corini focuses on the Donnarumma-Balotelli pair with Spalek on three quarters; Tonali directed by Bisoli and lateral Dessena. Hosts immediately determined and at 13 'Mertens scored: Fabian Ruiz opened for Callejon, support for the Belgian who beat Joronen. At 17 'the triangular winger with Allan, left low and Joronen deviating for a corner with a great instinct. Immediately after goal annulled at Napoli: Manolas scores on the development of a corner but the Var sees a touch of arm before the conclusion. The blue doubling arrives at the 49th minute of the first half: Mertens 'corner, Maksimovic's side and Manolas' winning header.

At the beginning of the second half Brescia rebounds: Balotelli tries to make Ospina busy, then the Var cancels a goal in Tonali for a foul by Bisoli on Maksimovic when the action starts. The goal of the Rondinelle arrives anyway with a Balotelli goblin served by a Tonali cross (67 '). Shortly before Mertens had touched the trio striking the outside of the net. At 75 'Maksimovic was injured by Hysaj. At 81 'Tonali puts a cross on the second post: Balotelli kicks off, the ball just wide. Napoli tends to stay too defensive and Donnarumma with substitute Matri try to put Ospina in trouble. At 87 'Mertens' counterattack, Zielinski's ball kicked with little power: Joronen saved on the ground. At 6 'of recovery very occasional for Elmas that misses the signature for nothing. Winning Naples, but with too much suffering. For Brescia the consolation of a positive performance by Balotelli who returns to score in Serie A after 1,468 days: last network on 22 September 2015 against Udinese.