M. De Sanctis
Had little to do throughout the encounter, but seemed a little nervous when called upon on occasions. Should not have let the ball go through his legs for Acquafresca's goal.
Advanced forward on numerous occasions, putting the Cagliari wingers under constant pressure. Defended well when asked to, keeping the opposition at bay.
Always running down the right side of the field, but was not very incisive when going forward.
Marked Simone Missiroli out of the match. Did not have much of an impact himself.
Was marking Robert Acquafresca at the time of his goal, and was in the contest which saw the striker play it into space for himself. Struggled with an injury late in the match.
Soundly beaten after 15 minutes by pushing too high up the pitch. Improved as the match went on, gaining more confidence, especially positioning himself when ball was being crossed in.
Was quiet in the first half, but livened up after the break, and his night was capped off with the assist for Cavani.
Helped Pazienza in midfield, and was often the link between the defence and the attack.
Another workman-like performance for the midfielder, as he kept Andrea Cossu and Radja Nainggolan's influence on the game minimal.
Scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season. Constantly found himself free of his marker and always a threat when the Azzurri pushed forward.
Constant livewire up front for the Azzurri, as he looked to link up with Cavani and Hamsik on many occasions. Was shown a yellow card for simulation late in the match. Also won the penalty in which Cavani converted from the spot.
Had a quiet first half, not being asked to do a lot. Could not be blamed for Cavani's first goal, as he went the wrong way from the penalty spot. Came off his line too far for his second.
Failed to contain Cavani, as the striker found space on a constant basis in the second half. From balls crossed in, was solid enough to get them away.
The best of the Cagliari defenders this evening, but not an overly spectacular game. Organised the positioning of his team-mates, especially from crosses.
Had an intriguing battle with Andrea Dossena down the flank, with the Napoli player getting the better of the two. Didn't push forward enough to pose a threat.
Brought down Lavezzi in the box, which awarded the home side the penalty just after the restart.
Was prominent in the first half until he was awarded a yellow card. Had the game's first chance to score. Always pushed forward, trying to pry open the Napoli defence.
Delivered the cross for Acquafresca to score from. Always in the thick of the action for the visitors.
Hardly noticeable, as Ruiz marked him out of the match.
Tried his hardest to push the ball forward in the first half, with limited success. Was closed out of the match by Pazienza in the second half.
Was more of a threat pushing forward them many of his team-mates. Made crucial blocks on Cavani, and limited Hamsik's influence in the first half.
The only real threat up front for the Rossoblu, and was rewarded with a goal on 57 minutes. Could have easily had a a second, but failed to finish his chance.
- 25 I. Pelizzoli
- 26 P. Dametto
- 28 D. Magliocchetti
- 20 S. Laner
- 32 P. Ceppelini
Used off the bench by Roberto Donadoni. Was closest to Lavezzi when he was shown his yellow for simulation. Added another threat up front, especially when the Napoli defence started to come under threat late in the game.
Came on for Missiroli on 78 minutes, but did not add anything to the match.