ROME: Relegation-battling Spezia arrived from behind to earn a shock smash-and-grab 2-1 gain at Napoli in Serie A on Wednesday irrespective of staying reduced to 10 men.
The readers went into the sport as massive underdogs, getting failed to win given that 25. Nov, a run of 7 video games that left them in the relegation zone.
But they responded to Andrea Petagna‘s next-half opener with a penalty converted by M’Bala Nzola in advance of Tommaso Pobega tapped in a late winner following Adrian Ismajli was sent off for the site visitors.
Napoli now have 1 get in their past five league games, dropping 3, and have dropped to fifth area on 28 details, although Spezia’s victory lifted them up to 16th on 14 factors.
Napoli asserted their envisioned dominance in the to start with half as captain Lorenzo Insigne shot extensive with just the goalkeeper to defeat ahead of Spezia’s Ivan Provedel produced important saves to keep the recreation goalless at halftime.
Petagna’s introduction proved to be the catalyst for the house side’s breakthrough, as the substitute stabbed in from close vary five minutes immediately after coming on.
But Spezia levelled 10 minutes later when Nzola transformed a penalty following Fabian Ruiz collided with Pobega in the box.
The equaliser came towards the run of participate in and the absent side’s hopes of clinging on have been dealt a blow when Ismajli acquired a next yellow card in the 78th moment.
But Vincenzo Italiano’s side scored a spectacular winner with 9 minutes remaining when Nzola’s dinked work came off the foot of the submit and Pobega obtained to the rebound initial to complete.
It was a disheartening end result for Gennaro Gattuso and his side, who had 27 pictures to Spezia’s eight and appreciated 57 per cent possession.