Oct 21, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo (Napoli)
Napoli
0-0
Inter Milan

Koulibaly (90')
FT

Miranda (66')

Result: Inter Milan end Napoli's perfect start to Serie A season

Result: Inter Milan end Napoli's perfect start
© SilverHub
Inter Milan become the first team to take points off Napoli in Serie A this season, earning a 0-0 draw from their top-of-the-table clash at the Stadio San Paolo.

Inter Milan have ended Napoli's perfect start to the Serie A season by coming away from the Stadio San Paolo with a 0-0 draw in this evening's top-of-the-table clash.

In a match which pitted top against second and saw the division's two remaining unbeaten sides go head to head, neither could break the deadlock as they both drew blanks for the first time this season.

The result brings an end to Napoli's eight-match winning streak to start the season and their nine-match winning run at home, although they remain two points above Inter at the top of the table.

The hosts were the first to threaten when Dries Mertens worked space to shoot from the edge of the box, but Samir Handanovic denied the Belgian before recovering in time to also keep out the rebound from Jose Callejon.

Handanovic was in action again with 10 minutes remaining of the first half, although this time it was a more routine stop as he comfortably gathered Lorenzo Insigne's header from inside the box.

Inter had to wait until the 42nd minute for their first really clear opening when Mauro Icardi - hat-trick hero from Inter's victory in the Milan derby last weekend - found space inside the box, but Pepe Reina pulled off a fine save to deny the skipper.

Icardi came close again in the opening stages of the second half, but this time it was a defender who blocked his effort from close range as Napoli survived.

The defence came out on top throughout the remainder of the contest too as both sides struggled to create meaningful goalscoring opportunities and were forced to settle for a point apiece.

Both teams remain unbeaten in the league this season due to the draw, and the result also ensures that they will end the weekend as the top two regardless of results elsewhere on Sunday.

Share this article now:
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Read Next:
Martinez hails "fantastic" Mertens
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
FA Cup
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus34274378205885
2Napoli34266271234884
3Roma34207755272867
4Lazio34207783434067
5Inter Milan341812456233366
6Atalanta BCAtalanta341510952351755
7AC Milan34159104438654
8Sampdoria34156135153-251
9Fiorentina34149114738951
10Torino34111494841747
11Bologna34116173744-739
12Genoa33108152633-738
13SassuoloSassuolo34910152553-2837
14CagliariCagliari3496193056-2633
15Udinese34103214356-1333
16Crotone3487193259-2731
17AC Chievo VeronaChievo34710173053-2331
18SPALSPAL34514153055-2529
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona3374222665-3925
20BeneventoBenevento3452272978-4917

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand