Media watch: Insigne honours Maradona

Lorenzo Insigne was the MVP of Napoli-Roma, according to Italian sports papers: ‘He scored the first free-kick goal in four years showing Maradona’s no.10 to the world.’

The Italian attacking winger was the best player on the pitch in Napoli’s 4-0 win against the Giallorossi on Sunday, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport that rate him 7,5.

He opened the account in the first half through a free-kick goal and “inspired everyone, showing the number 10 to the world,” writes Il Corriere dello Sport.

Roma’s performance was disappointing indeed. Antonio Mirante is “responsible for Napoli’s first three goals,” writes La Gazzetta dello Sport.

As per Il Corriere dello Sport, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the worst player on the pitch at the Stadio San Paolo, soon to be Stadio Maradona.

“He had scored five goals in two games, worst performance since he joined Roma.” 

Leonardo Spinazzola was Roma’s best player, according to each one of the three Italian sports papers.

Napoli-Roma, papers’ ratings

Gazzetta
Napoli: Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 6.5, Manolas 6.5, Koulibaly 6.5, Mario Rui 7; Demme 7 (Lobotka 84 N/A), Fabian Ruiz 7; Lozano 7 (Politano 67 6.5), Zielinski 7 (Elmas 78 N/A), L Insigne 7.5, Mertens 7 (Petagna 84 N/A)

Roma: Mirante 4.5; Mancini 5 (Juan Jesus 83 5), Cristante 5, Ibanez 4.5; Karsdorp 5, Pellegrini 5 (Mayoral 79 N/A), Veretout 5.5 (Villar 46 5), Spinazzola 5.5; Pedro 5, Mkhitaryan 5; Dzeko 4.5 (Perez 71 5)

 

Corriere dello Sport
Napoli: Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 6.5, Manolas 7, Koulibaly 6.5, Mario Rui 6.5; Demme 7 (Lobotka 84 N/A), Fabian Ruiz 7; Lozano 6.5 (Politano 67 7), Zielinski 7 (Elmas 78 N/A), L Insigne 7.5, Mertens 6.5 (Petagna 84 N/A)

Roma: Mirante 4.5; Mancini 6 (Juan Jesus 38 5), Cristante 5, Ibanez 5; Karsdorp 4.5, Pellegrini 5 (Mayoral 79 N/A), Veretout 5 (Villar 46 4.5), Spinazzola 6; Pedro 4.5, Mkhitaryan 4; Dzeko 4 (Perez 71 N/A)

 

Tuttosport
Napoli: Meret 6; Di Lorenzo 6, Manolas 6, Koulibaly 6, Mario Rui 6; Demme 6 (Lobotka 84 N/A), Fabian Ruiz 6.5; Lozano 6.5 (Politano 67 7), Zielinski 5.5 (Elmas 78 6), L Insigne 6.5, Mertens 6.5 (Petagna 84 N/A)

Roma: Mirante 5; Mancini 5.5 (Juan Jesus 38 N/A), Cristante 5.5, Ibanez 5; Karsdorp 5.5, Pellegrini 6 (Mayoral 79 N/A), Veretout 5 (Villar 46 5), Spinazzola 6.5; Pedro 6, Mkhitaryan 6; Dzeko 5 (Perez 71 5)

 

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