Napoli’s 3-0 win over Fiorentina lifts them to Italian Super Cup final

Alessio Zerbin, with his two late goals, added the finishing touches to Napoli’s impressive win over Fiorentina

Napoli’s Italian forward Alessio Zerbin celebrates his goal with his team during their Italian Super Cup semifinal match against Fiorentina at Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh, on Jan. 18, 2024. — AFP
Napoli’s Italian forward Alessio Zerbin celebrates his goal with his team during their Italian Super Cup semifinal match against Fiorentina at Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh, on Jan. 18, 2024. — AFP

Napoli showcased a stunning performance as they sailed into the Italian Super Cup final with a commanding 3-0 victory over Fiorentina in Riyadh on Thursday. 

The convincing triumph not only secured their spot in the final but also served as a hope in what has been a challenging season for the Italian giants.

Giovanni Simeone’s 22nd-minute opener set the tone for Napoli’s dominance, putting them ahead in a match where they displayed resilience and skill. The team’s ability to rise above recent troubles was evident as they convincingly sealed their passage to the final. Alessio Zerbin, with his two late goals, added the finishing touches to Napoli’s impressive display, ensuring Fiorentina had no room for a comeback.

Despite a sparse crowd at Al-Awwal Park, Napoli’s victory resonated loudly. The win not only lifted the team’s spirits but also hinted at a potential turning point in their challenging season. Simeone, the goal-scoring hero, emphasised the team’s heart and soul, pointing to their united front in the face of adversity.

Fiorentina, despite having possession, struggled to break through Napoli’s defense, and a missed penalty just before halftime encapsulated their frustrating night. Jonathan Ikone’s failed attempt reflected the uphill battle Fiorentina faced against a resolute Napoli.

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