Lorenzo Insigne's penalty helps Napoli beat Juventus 1-0: Records broken
A first-half penalty from striker Lorenzo Insigne earned Napoli a 1-0 win over Juventus in their latest Serie A fixture on Saturday. This was the first defeat in eight matches across all competitions for Juventus. The reigning champions are now seven points behind league leaders AC Milan on third in the standings. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Giorgio Chiellini was penalized for a foul in the penalty area in the 31st minute. Insigne converted the penalty, which proved to be the winner. This was also his 100th goal in all competitions for Napoli. In the second half, Juventus missed a chance to equalize with a fine save from Napoli goal-keeper Alex Meret. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score in the entire game.
Two consecutive Serie A wins against Juventus
As per Opta, Napoli have won two matches in a row against Juventus in Serie A for the first time since 2011. In 2011, Napoli managed to do so thrice under Walter Mazzarri. Meanwhile, Insigne is the seventh player to score 100 goals for Napoli in all competitions. However, he is the only one born in Italy among these players.
Giorgio Chiellini plays his 400th Serie A game
On Saturday, defender Giorgio Chiellini played his 400th Serie A game. He has played 37 games with Fiorentina before representing Juventus in 363. He also played his 500th game as a starter with Juventus, considering all competitions.
'We're still a united team', says Insigne
Before this match, Insigne had missed his previous three penalties against Juventus. However, his penalty strike proved to be the winner this time for Napoli. "We're happy with the result but most of all the display, because we worked as a team and fought together. We're still a united team and we brought the win home," he said after the win.Share this timeline