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February 2, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia — Bergamo
Referee:‬ N. Rizzoli‎
Attendance:‬ 12503‎
 
 
 
 
Top of the Match
Germán Denis
Germán Denis
Atalanta
Germán Denis
Germán Denis
Atalanta
Flop of the Match
Blerim Dzemaili
Blerim Dzemaili
SSC Napoli
José Callejón
José Callejón
SSC Napoli

Atalanta 3-0 Napoli: Partenopei ripped apart by Denis the menace

The Argentine attacker scored twice before then setting up Maxi Moralez for a third as the Partenopei suffered a devastating defeat in Bergamo

Moralez Denis Reina Atalanta Napoli Serie A
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Napoli missed the chance to strengthen their grip on third place in Serie A by slumping to a 3-0 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday.

The Partenopei could have moved six points clear of Fiorentina in the race for a Champions League place but fell behind in Bergamo to a goal from German Denis two minutes after the break.

The forward struck again shortly after the hour mark before then setting up Maxi Moralez to seal victory for Atalanta.

With Gonzalo Higuain restricted to the role of substitute, Napoli looked desperately toothless in attack throughout.

Indeed, a wayward Dries Mertens strike aside, Rafael Benitez's men did not threaten the Atalanta goal during the first half.

The hosts fared little better, with an off-target Giacomo Bonaventura header the best they could muster during a dreadful first half.

However, Atalanta hit the front just after the break when Jose Reina allowed a Denis strike from the edge of the area to squirm under him.

Napoli tried to rally but la Dea doubled their advantage on 64 minutes, Denis volleying home emphatically after controlling a disastrous attempted clearance from Gokhan Inler on his knee.

Napoli were still coming to terms with that calamity when Denis flicked the ball on for Moralez, who took full advantage of an untimely slip from Federico Fernandez by coolly slotting the ball past Reina.

Higuain called Andrea Consigli into action soon after, but there was to be no way back for Napoli, who remain third, three points ahead of fourth-placed Fiorentina.


Atalanta

47
Andrea Consigli
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
3.50
27
4.00
-
3.50
33
Mario Yepes
Defender
35′
3.00
8
Giulio Migliaccio
Midfielder
3.00
10
3.50
18
Daniele Baselli
Midfielder
58′
3.00
77
Cristian Raimondi
Midfielder
3.00
11
3.50
19
Germán Denis
Striker
47′ 64′ 70′ 85′
4.50

SSC Napoli

2.00
25
Pepe Reina
Goalkeeper
1.50
13
1.00
21
2.00
33
2.00
11
1.00
20
1.00
88
Gökhan Inler
Midfielder
1.50
7
1.50
14
1.00
19
1.00
91

Substitutes

37
 - 
78
 - 
3
3.50
93
 - 
5
Luigi Giorgi
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luca Cigarini
Midfielder
58′
3.00
44
 - 
90
 - 
21
 - 
23
 - 
91
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
3
Bruno Uvini
Defender
 - 
5
 - 
13
2.50
-
Jorginho
Midfielder
70′
 - 
13
Davide Bariti
Midfielder
 - 
17
Marek Hamsik
Midfielder
 - 
22
2.50
9
 - 
24

Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0