Lazio Stuns Napoli with 2-1 Victory: Kamada’s Winning Strike

On a thrilling Saturday, Daichi Kamada delivered Napoli’s first defeat in their Serie A title defense with a spectacular winning goal for Lazio. Kamada, the Japanese midfielder who recently joined Lazio from Eintracht Frankfurt, showcased his talent in the 52nd minute, securing Lazio’s first points of the season. This goal, coupled with Luis Alberto’s opener, sealed a deserved win for Maurizio Sarri’s side, propelling them from the relegation zone to mid-table.

Luis Alberto’s Opener Sets the Stage

Lazio initially faced pressure from Napoli in the early stages of the match. However, it was Luis Alberto who broke the deadlock in the 30th minute, surprising the home fans with a cheeky backheeled finish from close range. The goal was a result of excellent work down the right flank by Felipe Anderson.

Napoli, though, quickly responded as Piotr Zielinski’s speculative effort was deflected past Ivan Provedel, leveling the score.

Kamada’s Moment of Brilliance

Instead of a second-half onslaught from Napoli, Lazio emerged as the stronger side. Daichi Kamada soon scored his first Serie A goal. Felipe Anderson, once again instrumental, sprinted down the right flank before delivering a pass across the penalty area. Luis Alberto dummied the pass, allowing Kamada to take two touches and drive the ball past Provedel into the bottom corner.

Lazio’s domination continued as they sought to extend their lead. Mattia Zaccagni had a golden opportunity to do so, but his goal was disallowed for offside. This disappointment was repeated in the 73rd minute when Zaccagni strayed offside just before Matteo Guendouzi lashed in what he thought would be his first Lazio goal.

Impact on Serie A Standings

Lazio’s impressive victory at the home of last season’s Scudetto winners has significant consequences for the Serie A standings. Rudi Garcia’s Napoli defeat allows AC Milan to maintain their position at the top of Serie A, following their 2-1 win over struggling Roma the night before. Furthermore, Roma’s loss in this match drops them into the bottom three.

Inter Milan has a chance to draw level with their local rivals as they face Fiorentina in a crucial Sunday evening clash.

Other Serie A Results

Lazio’s win was not the only highlight of the Serie A weekend. Atalanta, currently level on six points with Napoli, secured a 3-0 victory over Monza. Gianluca Scamacca, recently signed from West Ham, scored his first goals for Atalanta with a towering header and a precision low finish.

Meanwhile, Bologna mounted a comeback from a goal down to defeat promoted Cagliari 2-1, and Udinese settled for a goalless draw against Frosinone.


Daichi Kamada’s spectacular goal handed Lazio a well-deserved victory over Napoli, significantly impacting the Serie A standings. With AC Milan maintaining their position at the top and Roma falling into the bottom three, Serie A continues to provide thrilling football action for fans worldwide.

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Tags: Serie A, Lazio, Napoli, Daichi Kamada, Luis Alberto, AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan, Gianluca Scamacca, Atalanta, Bologna, Cagliari, Udinese, Frosinone

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