SportsCerri Strikes As Empoli Earn Vital Victory Against Napoli

Cerri Strikes As Empoli Earn Vital Victory Against Napoli

April 20, (THEWILL)- Empoli claimed a valuable 1-0 victory against Napoli at home, boosting their Serie A survival hopes. This win moves the club four points clear of the relegation zone as they recorded consecutive home league victories for the first time this campaign.

Alberto Cerri gave Empoli the perfect start, opening the scoring with a headed goal from Emmanuel Gyasi’s cross. Cerri’s early goal extended Napoli’s run to 12 Serie A matches without a clean sheet.

However, the striker’s joy was short-lived as he was forced off injured after just 20 minutes. M’Baye Niang came on and helped create another chance that struck the upright through Nicolo Cambiaghi’s effort.

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The home side went into the break leading for only the fourth time at home in Serie A this season. After the restart, Empoli remained resolute, frustrating Napoli’s attacks despite increased pressure from the visitors headed by Victor Osimhen.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia went closest for Napoli but his powerful strike flew over the bar. Empoli held firm to record their first clean sheet in nine matches.

For Napoli, the 1-0 defeat marked the second time they have lost by that scoreline to Empoli this term. The result leaves them eighth in the table, having won just one of their last seven matches across all competitions. For Empoli, these vital three points could prove crucial in their battle against the drop.

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Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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