Napoli Player Ratings vs Lazio: Uninspired Partenopei Earn Away Point

Reigning Italian champions Napoli traveled to the Italian capital to take on last season’s runners-up Lazio in a direct clash for European spots. But just like their current campaigns, this encounter failed to take flight. A hollow first half was followed by a slightly improved, yet still tepid, second period, with the two sides eventually settling for what felt like an inevitable stalemate. So here are our player ratings for Napoli who return home with a point in the bag following a goalless draw against Lazio.

Napoli (3-4-2-1)

Pierluigi Gollini – 6

Even though the Biancocelesti had more of the ball as well as the bulk of the chances, the backup Napoli goalkeeper didn’t have a meaningful save to make all match. At times seemed shaky with the ball at his feet.

Leo Ostigard – 6.5

A resolute display at the back from the Norwegian who certainly justified his presence in Walter Mazzarri’s starting formation. Made a string of significant interventions and clearances while holding his own against Taty Castellanos.

Amir Rrahmani – 6

The Kosovan’s distribution from the back was at times suspicious, but at least he looked composed in the physical duel against Castellanos.

Juan Jesus – 6

While Gustav Isaksen gave him some scares early on, the former Inter defender’s performance grew with the match, using his experience to clear the danger whenever necessary.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 6

The Napoli captain prevailed over Felipe Anderson who was struggling in an unusual shift on the left wing. However. he offered very little on the attacking phase considering his role as a wingback.

Diego Demme – 5.5

The German earned a rare starting berth due to the absence of Zambo-Anguissa and Cajuste, but he hardly did himself a favor with his uninspiring display. While hard work is certainly his main trait, he doesn’t possess the technique to complement it.

Stanislav Lobotka – 6.5

The Slovakian is slowly regaining his form as evidenced by another influential outing in the middle park despite the absence of several key teammates. Spared Napoli from trouble on several occasions by moving the ball forward with ease.

Mario Rui – 5.5

The Portuguese veteran found mild success in his battle with Isaksen on the flank, but offered next to nothing in attack.

Matteo Politano – 5.5

A disappointing outing for the Italy international who often tried to do things on his own before succumbing to the numerical disadvantage.

Piotr Zielinski – 5

Another lifeless showing from the Inter transfer target who operated as an attacking midfielder but couldn’t spark creativity in the final third and was uninvolved more often than not.

Giacomo Raspadori – 5.5

In the absence of Osimhen, Simeone and Kvaratskhelia, the former Sassuolo man found himself isolated in attack and was only able to get a hold of the ball when dropping into the middle, which left the attack unmanned. He surely had to endure some tough circumstances.


Gianluca Gaetano – 6

The Napoli midfielder certainly added some flow that was sorely lacking in the middle of the park. His volley from the edge of the box was probably the closest his team came to scoring in this forgettable affair.

Cyril Ngonge – N/A

Pasquale Mazzocchi – N/A

Jesper Lindstrom – N/A

Leander Dedoncker – N/A

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