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Insigne strikes for Napoli, Inter floored by loaned-out player

  • Published at 12:57 pm September 16th, 2018
Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne in action with Firontina's Bartlomiej Dragowski during their Serie A match at Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy on SaturdayReuters

Inter's defeat at San Siro left them with only four points from their opening four games

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne scored a late goal as last season's Serie A runners-up squeezed a 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday while Inter Milan's troubles continued as they lost 1-0 to Parma, sunk by a player they sent out on loan last month.

A stunning long-range strike by Federico Dimarco gave promoted Parma their first win since their return to the top flight this season following bankruptcy three years ago.

Napoli, who badly needed a win after being soundly beaten by Sampdoria two weeks ago, have taken nine points out of a possible 12 without playing the flowing football which became their hallmark under former coach Maurizio Sarri.

Carlo Ancelotti, who replaced Sarri at the end of last season, restored captain Marek Hamsik and forward Jose Callejon to the side after surprisingly dropping them against Sampdoria.

But it was still a disjointed performance from Napoli, played in front of a disappointing 20,000 crowd at the San Paolo stadium, the poor attendance being blamed on an increase in ticket prices.

A draw seemed on the cards until Arkadiusz Milik chipped a pass into the area to Insigne who collected the ball and fired past Bartlomiej Dragowski with 11 minutes left.

Inter mil's defeat at San Siro left them with only four points from their opening four games. They had the better of the game and let numerous chances go begging before being punished by Federico Dimarco.

The 20-year-old won the ball in midfield and then beat Samir Handovic with a 25-metre shot that swerved, dipped and went in off the underside of the bar for his first-ever Serie A goal.

"It's a painful defeat, and we conceded the goal when we looked the side who were going to win, even if we lacked the determination and luck to unlock the match," said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti.

Dimarco was raised at Inter and played twice for them as a 17-year-old. He was loaned to Ascoli and then Empoli, was sold to Swiss club Sion in 2017 and bought back in July, before being loaned out to Parma one month later.

Ivory Coast forward Gervinho nearly added a second for Parma, dribbling past three players before seeing his shot saved by Handanovic.

Dimarco also rescued Parma just before the hour when he cleared Ivan Perisic's shot off the line. Inter claimed he used his arm but the referee turned down their appeals after consulting the VAR.

Inter host Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday as they return to the Champions League after a six-season absence. 


Inter Milan 0 Parma 1 (Dimarco 79)

Napoli 1 (Insigne 79) Fiorentina 0

Froisione 0 Sampdoria 5 (Quagliarella 10, Caprari 46, Defrel 54, 86, Kownacki 83-pen)

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