Despite Insigne’s missed penalty, Napoli wins 1-0 against Torino

On Saturday, Napoli triumphed 1-0 against Torino despite missing a penalty, consolidating the third position in Serie A.

After Lorenzo Insigne had another penalty saved, Fabián Ruiz scored in the second half.

Napoli climbed four points ahead of fourth-placed Juventus, who lost 2-1 at Genoa on Friday thanks to two late goals from the hosts.

With two games left, it is five points behind league leader Inter Milan, and its championship hopes are all but ended.

At the hour mark, Napoli had a wonderful opportunity to break the stalemate when Torino defender Armando Izzo tripped Dries Mertens in the area, but Insigne’s penalty was saved.

Insigne failed to convert a penalty for the fourth time this season.

Ruiz snatched the ball from Tommaso Pobega in the center of the Torino half and mazed his way into the area before hammering into the bottom left corner to give the visitors the lead in the 73rd minute.


Lazio improved its prospects of qualifying for Europe with a 2-0 victory against Sampdoria, which was still in danger of relegation.

Patric scored his first goal in Serie A just before halfway, while Luis Alberto increased the advantage after the interval.

Sampdoria were five points clear of the relegation zone going into the weekend’s fixtures.

Sassuolo and Udinese drew 1-1 at home.

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