Napoli vs Cagliari – Football Match Report – May 2, 2021
Nahitan Nandez scored an equalizer in the 94th minute to snatch a 1-1 relegation draw against Cagliari and shatter Napoli’s Champions League qualifying hopes on Sunday.
Napoli are fourth in the table, two points behind Atalanta and AC Milan, but Juventus can overtake them by beating Udinese later.
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Victor Osimhen held on to a missed pass from Lorenzo Insigne and guided home a 13-minute finish to put the home side in the lead.
Both sides were belied by the woodwork as Cagliari winger’s full-back Gabriele Zappa hit the post and Diego Demme drilled a shot off the bar, but the Sardinians equalized deep in the times of ‘stop when Nandez slipped into a finish at the back post.
The draw saw Cagliari climb to 16th place in the table with 32 points, one ahead of Torino, despite the Turin club having two games in hand.
Earlier, Joaquin Correa scored his second brace in two games to help Lazio secure a thrilling 4-3 win over 13th-placed Genoa and set a new club record of 11 straight home wins in Serie A.
The capital club were leading 4-1 with 10 minutes remaining when a penalty from Gianluca Scamacca and a one-minute strike from Eldor Shomurodov unexpectedly rekindled the visitors’ hopes.
However, sixth-place Lazio held on for an important win that takes them to 64 points, two behind Juventus in fifth.
Veteran Bologna striker Rodrigo Palacio netted a hat-trick as his side came from behind three times to win a 3-3 draw at home against Fiorentina.
Dusan Vlahovic scored a goal either side with a strike from Giacomo Bonaventura for the visitors, who remain 14th with 35 points, four behind 12th-placed Bologna.