Napoli Player Ratings vs Genoa: Garcia’s Substitutes Rescue A Point

At the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Liguria, Genoa hosted Napoli for an exciting Serie A clash. The newly-promoted side stunned the visitors as Mattia Bani nodded the ball home. After the break, Mateo Retegui thought he had secured the win for the Grifone with a second strike, but Rudi Garcia’s super-subs Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano salvaged a point, sparing the team from a second defeat in a row. So here are our player ratings for Napoli who added a single point to their tally with a 2-2 draw in Genoa.

Napoli (4-3-3)

Alex Meret – 5.5

The Italian shot-stopper was blameless on both Genoa goals. Didn’t have much to do otherwise.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 5.5

The Napoli captain worked hard as ever, but his display wasn’t quite at the level of some of his recent inspiring outings.

Leo Ostigard – 6

A decent display from the Norwegian. He was unlucky to be hit in the back by Meret just before Genoa’s second goal.

Juan Jesus – 6

The Brazilian veteran doesn’t quite inspire confidence like Kim Min-jae, but he managed to avoid mistakes at the back.

Mario Rui – 5

The Portuguese left-back had some awkward touches which could have cost his side additional goals. Failed to offer any support for Kvaratskhelia in the final third.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 4.5

For the second round in a row, the Cameroonian endured a torrid outing. He was often second best to the ball and lost his man in the lead-up to the opener. Napoli will be hoping to restore the best version of the Cameroonian as soon as possible.

Stanislav Lobotka – 5.5

The former Celta Vigo star put up a slightly better display than some of his teammates for as long as he lasted, but not much to write home about. Won back the ball on some occasions, but couldn’t truly slice the opposition’s defenses with his passing.

Piotr Zielinski – 6.5

The Pole was easily the best Napoli midfielder in the starting formation as showcased by the fact that Garcia kept him for the duration of the match. Put Di Lorenzo through on goal with a brilliant touch and provided a sensational assist for Politano.

Eljif Elmas – 4.5

You would be forgiven for failing to notice the North Macedonian’s presence on the pitch. He eventually left his spot on the right flank for Matteo Politano at the interval following 45 listless minutes.

Victor Osimhen – 5.5

In his defense, the Nigerian always found himself crowded by opposition defenders. Did his best to work some space for himself and his teammates, but he’ll require additional support next time.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 5.5

The Serie A MVP had a couple of decent moments in the first half, forcing bookable offenses from Genoa players. But he remains a shadow of his former self. His ludicrous freekick delivery depicted his current uninspiring form.


Matteo Politano – 6.5

The Italy international entered the match following the halftime break. While he didn’t enjoy his finest outing, he grabbed the headlines with a vicious volley that saved the day for Napoli.

Giacomo Raspadori – 6.5

The former Sassuolo forward resurrected his side by pulling one back at a time when the Partenopei were growing desperate.

Mathias Olivera – 5.5

It wasn’t a great performance by any means from the Uruguayan, but certainly an upgrade on Mario Rui.

Jens Cajuste – 6.5

The Swedish midfielder added a burst of energy straight away. Provided Raspadori with the assist with what might have been his first touch of the match. Also played a part in the second Napoli goal.

Alessio Zerbin – N/A

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