Torrid match for the Italy international. At fault for the first goal as he parried a cross straight to Mascara and then was lucky not to see red when he conceded a penalty.
The veteran center-back failed to keep his defense organized and struggled to deal with the pace of Lavezzi and Mascara on a few occasions. Arguably the best of a bad backline.
The seldom-used full-back could not contain Maggio in the first-half and made some silly fouls. Unsurprisingly booked and removed early in the second-half.
Dreadful error as he kept Hamsik and Lavezzi onside in the move that led to the penalty which made it 2-0, killing off the match at the end of the first-half.
Added little solidarity defensively as Napoli often found a way in behind him and provided nothing going forward.
The Belgium international never stopped running and was always willing to get stuck in. Unlucky that his efforts did not reap more reward.
Overrun by Pazienza and Yebda in midfield. His exit at half-time resulted in a switch to a 4-3-3 formation and his team playing better football after the break.
A poor game from the Uruguayan, as he failed to carve consistent opening for his team-mates.
Put in one fantastic ball for Di Vaio toward the end of the game, but offered very little prior to that.
Proved to be one of the most productive players for his team and caused some concern for the Napoli backline.
M. Di Vaio
The veteran striker has been the Rossoblu's saving grace this season, but he was guilty of missing two excellent opportunities in this match.
M. De Sanctis
Was not tested too often, but passed with flying colors when he was, denying shots from outside the area by Di Vaio and Rubin in the second-half.
Did his job without any fuss in his usual style of no-nonsense defending, clearing away corners with regularity.
A decent showing from the 22-year-old, who was tough in defense and always challenging Di Vaio and Paponi.
Once again led his three-man backline with aplomb, ensuring they stayed compact. Made on pivotal block on Paponi in the first-half.
Had some success getting in behind his marker down the left, but his final ball often lacked the accuracy required to do any real damage.
- 17 M. Hamšík
He lacks the technical ability of Gargano, but he made up for it with his tenacity. His hard work in midfield won that area of the pitch for the visitors for long spells.
Maggio's play dominated the first-half, as he flew up and down the right. He put in the cross that led to the first goal and earned countless set-pieces for his team. Faded a bit after the break, but always did well to keep possession and combine with his team-mates on the right.
The ex-Viola man's long chip for Maggio sparked the move that led to the opener by Mascara.
When he is on form he is almost untouchable. Skipped past his markers with ease, earned a penalty, and his backheel also led to the opener. A very decisive performance.
The winter transfer signing scored his first goal for the club with a simple tap-in, but he was always getting into wide areas to hold up the ball and ignite Napoli's attack as well.
- 22 C. Lupatelli
The full-back had one vicious strike from outside the area that forced De Sanctis into good save. He shored up the flank defensively to a certain extent after coming on.
- 6 M. Britos
F. Della Rocca
- 10 G. Ramírez
The Rossoblu's offense improved dramatically when he came on at half-time, though he scuffed one effort straight to De Sanctis after the ball landed at his feet in the area.
- 1 G. Iezzo
- 13 F. Santacroce
- 6 S. Aronica
- 77 J. Sosa
Came on for Hamsik in the 76th minute and added an extra presence deeper in midfield, playing some safe passes and not making any errors.
First down the right, and then down the left, Zuniga's speed and dribbling caused plenty of problems for the Rossoblu after he came on for Mascara.