Victor Osimhen penalty was not enough to save Napoli from going down against Fiorentina In a Sunday Serie A game at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Giacomo Bonaventura and Nicolas Gonzalez of Fiorentina scored goals in the second half to earn a 3-1 victory over defending Serie A champions Napoli on Sunday after a Victor Osimhen penalty had brought the hosts back into the game.
Fiorentina passed Napoli to take up the fourth spot. They are now tied for third place with Juventus on 17 points, two points behind Inter Milan, and four points behind leaders AC Milan.
Napoli, who are currently in fifth place with 14 points, lost their second league match of the year on Tuesday after blowing a 3-0 lead at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Fiorentina’s Josip Brekalo, a winger, opened the scoring in the seventh minute on a rebound from a tight angle. Napoli’s Osimhen, a striker, thought he had tied the score 15 minutes later, but his effort was disallowed for offside throughout the buildup.
After being fouled by Napoli goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano in the first half’s final seconds, the Nigerian eventually pulled his team even with a penalty shot.
Jonathan Ikone of Fiorentina had two chances to put his team ahead early in the second half, but both of his shots were off target. Just before the hour mark, Osimhen had a one-on-one opportunity with Terracciano but was denied.
Then, in the 63rd minute, Fiorentina midfielder Bonaventura gave the visitors the lead again with a superb low shot from close to the penalty spot, and Gonzalez made it 3-1 in extra time with a shot from close range.
Only one of Fiorentina’s previous six league meetings against Napoli has ended in victory. After the break for international play, Fiore will host struggling Empoli before Napoli travels to lowly Verona.