Fiorentina-Napoli 2-2, the report cards: Biraghi and Kvara, two jewels. Fourth light on Rrahmani

Final result: Fiorentina-Napoli 2-2

FLORENTINA

Terracciano 6 – Cold at the first shot on goal, he watches Rrahmani’s header as he enters. He can do little even on the perfect parable invented by Kvaratskhelia.

Dodo 6.5 – Forced to battle against a certain Kvaratskhelia, last year at the Franchi he was able to tame him and is not scared. In the end he will come out of this with his head held high.

Martinez Fourth 5.5 – Again a light marking that costs a goal, this time on Rrahmani. He plays well in advance but certain errors in reading moments remain.

Milenkovic 6 – Still confirmed at the center of defense, he puts the recent difficulties behind him at least for one night, managing to manage the marking on Simeone.

Biraghi 7 – Viola scores the equalizer by beating Meret: his perfect free kick hits the crossbar. For the rest there are some minor problems with Politano but the goal has the weight of him.
From 78′ Parisi sv.

Arthur 6 – He travels at a slower pace than at Monza last Monday, but that doesn’t mean that his performance is all to be thrown away. Under pace, but loses few balls.
From 87′ Lopez sv.

Bonaventure 5.5 – The ideal physical form is far away, it takes a while to become familiar with the rhythms of the match. If it really is the farewell to Franchi, he dreamed it would be different.

Gonzalez 5.5 – Marked red by the opponents, Napoli’s defenders never lose sight of him, aware of his danger. And so he only lights up at times.

Beltran 5.5 – In search of vital spaces in which to express himself, he is the first of his team to kick on goal but will stand out more for his contribution when not in possession than for anything else.
From 78′ Mandragora sv.

Kouame 5.5 – Often sought after as a tower added by his teammates’ throws, even in the aerial game tonight he manages to make himself little noticed. Below six.
From 67′ Ikone 5.5 – Fairly impalpable entry, touches few balls and without managing to make them profitable in a precise way.

Nzola 7 – Belotti is still not well, it’s an opportunity to take a place in the sun. No sooner said than done: in the 42nd minute he takes advantage of Politano’s lightness and scores the 2-1 goal.
From 67′ Belotti 6 – He finds the pitch again and with a bit of playing time, but not only that: he would have also won a penalty, VAR permitting.

Vincenzo Italiano 6 – It could really be his last as coach of Fiorentina at Franchi, but first and foremost the match against Napoli (one of the possible solutions for his future) is the match point for the Conference League. Negative start, then in two minutes Fiorentina took the reins of the match and the result into their own hands, but were then mocked in turn by Kvara’s great ballistic prowess. Even perhaps disappointing but a fun experience.

NAPLES

Meret 6 – Warmed up by Beltran, the trajectories designed by Biraghi and Nzola beat him without any real fault. For the rest some basic repertoire saves.

Mazzocchi 6 – He begins cautiously, worrying about not losing Kouame, then his performance grows, especially in the second half. The total is a full pass.

Rrahmani 7 – He wriggles away from Quarta’s mark with strength and skill and heads home the first goal of the evening. He risks serving an encore in the second half, out of nowhere.

Ostigard 6 – Rough in tackling and in the air, he manages to be effective in finding goals. Errors limited to a minimum, reasonable attention overall.

Olivera 6 – Nico Gonzalez is a difficult customer to manage both from the air and when the ball is on the ground, he decides to sacrifice the offensive phase so as not to be surprised.

Zambo Anguissa 6 – Not infrequently, with or without the ball, he manages to project himself into the opponent’s penalty area. Fairly constant presence in both phases of the game.

Lobotka 5.5 – Naive when he touches his hand outside his area: from the free kick the score is 1-1 for Viola. He risks causing a penalty at the end, VAR judges him innocent.

Cajuste 5.5 – He remains quite out of the way in the build-up phase, however he has a couple of shooting opportunities which he doesn’t exploit, always kicking with little conviction.

Politano 6.5 – The cross with which he assists Rrahmani is beautiful, much less the error that opens the way to Nzola’s 2-1. Always lively, he also hits the pole: he deserved more.
From 76′ Ngonge sv.

Simeone 5.5 – Formerly on duty, at Franchi he had been a source of tears for Napoli, today he hopes to be able to give something back. He works hard to make it happen but does little to materialize.
From 76′ Raspadori sv.

Kvaratskhelia 7 – Already lively in the first half, he is the most lively of the Azzurri attackers. And at the beginning of the second half he invents the 2-2 with a powerful and elegant free kick.
From 86′ Lindstrom sv.

Francesco Calzona 6 – They must win in Florence to keep alive the remaining hopes of winning a place at least in the next Conference League: in the first twenty minutes it seems like a Napoli on a special mission, which leaves nothing, but then in two minutes they are overturned by Fiorentina. In the second half he returns to parity thanks to the magic of Kvaratskhelia, postponing the certainty of not being able to reach Europe.