The Italians were superior to those of Míchel
Castellanos reviewed the door
Girona lost this Wednesday against Nàpoles 3-1 in the Italian municipality of Castel di Sangro, but Míchel Sánchez’s team left good feelings and Taty Castellanos celebrated his second goal in two games as a rojiblanco.
Napoli were clearly superior in the first act. Victor Oshimen already saw the goal before the end of the five minutes of play, but the referee canceled the goal. David López, starting out like young Rodrigo Riquelme, responded with a header from a corner that went wide.
The former Espanyol captain was again the protagonist, in this negative case, in the 27th minute. Hirving Lozano sent a killer pass into the box and David López put the ball in his own goal trying to prevent it from reaching Oshimen. Nàpoles was able to score again with shots from Fabián Ruiz and Hirving which Juan Carlos Martín saved.
The Italians dominated the ball in an indispensable way in the first half, with André Zambo Anguissa and Stanislav Lobotka in the engine room, and Girona suffered to chain the passes and reach the rival ground. Before the break, he could only disturb Napoli again with a deflected shot from Óscar Ureña, after a strike from Riquelme.
Míchel brought in Yan Couto, Samu Sáiz and Taty Castellanos at half-time and changed the 5-2-2-1 to 4-3-3, with David López as pivot. And the change worked, as Girona took a firm step forward and started to worry. The reward was not long in coming: at minute 56, Samu Sáiz let slip a fine pass into the box and Castellanos beat Alex Meret on the first touch..
The rojiblanco team managed to score the second goal soon after, with a shot at the post from Couto after a nice collective action. Napoli also managed to score, with two headers from Oshimen and Leo Östigard. The 2-1 ended up coming in the 78th minute, when Petagna took advantage of a defensive shift visitor to beat Juan Carlos with a crossfire.
And just after the final 3-1 fell, result of a penalty from Yan Couto which did not seem so. He was scored by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the 80th minute, cheating the Atletico goalkeeper.
3 – SSC Napoli: seas; Di Lorenzo (Zanoli min. 70), Rrahmani (Ostigard, min. 70), Kim (Jesus, min. 70), Mário Rui (Olivera, min. 70); Anguissa (Zielinski, min. 70), Lobotka (Demme, min. 70), Fabián (Zerbin, min. 70); Politano (Kvaratskhelia, min. 24, Costanzo, min. 92), Osimhen (Petagna, min. 70) and Lozano (Elmas, min. 70).
1 – FC Girona: Juan Carlos; Arnau, Santi Bueno, David López (Àlex Sala, min. 70), Juanpe, Valery (Yan Couto, min. 46); Ramon Terrats (Pau Victor, min. 82), Aleix García; Ureña (Samu Sáiz, min. 46), Riquelme (Joel Roca, min. 70); and Stuani (Taty Castellanos, min. 46).
Goals: 1-0, min. 27: David López owns an own goal. 1-1, min. 56: Taty Castellanos. 2-1, min. 78: Petagna 3-1, min. 80: Kvaratskhelia, top.
Arbitrator: Juan Luca Sacchi.
incidents: Partido amistoso played at the Teofilo Patini stadium, in Castel di Sangro (Italy).