M. De Sanctis
Not called upon too often, but pulled off a good save from Siligardi after a period of inactivity. Less convincing during a good 15-minute spell for the visitors, during which Meggiorini bagged a consolation.
Stood still as Meggiorini dropped onto Dossena to head home, whilst he failed to get a handle on Di Vaio for most of the night.
His greatest contribution came within the first two minutes as he got forward to head home the opener. Continued to go about his business and did enough to justify his continued inclusion.
Injured very early on and barely saw out 20 minutes before he had to be replaced by Cribari.
A decent performance upon returning to the side, but may count himself fortunate to have gotten away with a penalty shout when catching a lot of Di Vaio and only a smidgen of the ball.
Typical galloping performance down the left wing as the Felsinei did little in the way of asking questions of his defensive abilities until he was completely outdone by the leap of Meggiorini as Bologna hit back.
Played the assistant role to Gargano’s sorcerer as Napoli bossed the midfield for the first 50 minutes or so with barely a mark against their name.
Excellent performance, capped off by two goals before his early withdrawal to clean up a knock to his leg.
Dynamic performance once again from the Uruguayan, who has to be one of the most under-rated players in Serie A. Constantly drove into wide open gaps during a dominant opening half for the Vesuviani.
Had he not scored, it would have been a travesty. All over the place as he laid on chance after chance for his team-mates, and finally adding to the scoresheet himself to end Bologna’s mini-comeback near the end. Keeping pace with Samuel Eto’o for the capocannoniere crown.
Looked dangerous from the first minute to the last as he made the kinds of runs that Bologna’s back line just couldn’t live with. Had a hand in one goal, but could easily have had three goals and three assists given his contribution.
You have to feel for the Italy No. 1. Despite conceding four, he’s worthy of a decent mark for his sheer effort. Could easily have been 7 or 8-1 but for some excellent goalkeeping.
Unable to live with the clever movement of Lavezzi and Hamsik as Bologna were taught a tough lesson by the dynamic Napoli duo.
A disappointing display was summed up when he gave the ball away to Cavani and immediately rushed back only to deflect Hamsik’s shot over Viviano. A night to forget.
Kept battling away and deservedly added an assist to his name when his excellent left wing cross was headed home by Meggiorini.
Sacrificed at half-time after a poor opening effort as Radovanovic was introduced for extra impetus.
F. Della Rocca
A highly nondescript effort as he went missing in Napoli’s one-sided victory in the midfield battle.
An underwhelming effort from the Slovenian youngster as he was taught something of a lesson by Walter Gargano in Napoli’s midfield. A big future awaits, and better performances will be produced.
Did what he could to have an effect on the tussle between the midfield men, but was fighting a losing battle given Gargano and Paziena’s dominance.
Couldn’t provide the difference down the right and failed to test Dossena enough times despite that wing being one of Napoli’s perceived weaknesses.
M. Di Vaio
Continues to lead Bologna on a one-man mission as the side struggled to put together anything of note without the veteran striker influencing proceedings. He remains their main hope of survival.
Replaced at half-time by Meggiorini after an underwhelming first 45 minutes, though he had kept Di Vaio involved with some intelligent passing.
- 1 G. Iezzo
- 2 G. Grava
Did a decent job after his introduction for the stricken Cannavaro, though he wasn’t always able to keep up with the guile of Di Vaio, Gimenez and Meggiorini.
- 3 L. Vitale
Replaced Hamsik and turned in one of his most convincing spells of the season, almost scoring before chalking up an assist for Cavani’s goal.
The youngster was a late replacement for Cavani.
- 12 N. Dumitru
- 22 C. Lupatelli
- 21 N. Cherubin
Brought on for Portanova close to the end.
- 17 I. Radovanović
- 32 F. Casarini
Had a big impact after entering the fray and was worthy of his goal after dwarfing Dossena in the air.
A really positive influence on the Felsinei after the break, he put in a couple of efforts which stung the palms of De Sanctis and showed the way forward for his team-mates.