Napoli continue struggle without Osimhen in goalless draw against Lazio

Lazio and Napoli settled for a goalless draw In a tightly contested Serie A encounter, with both teams unable to sting the other.

The match saw few clear-cut opportunities, with Taty Castellanos coming closest for Lazio, only to have his bicycle-kick ruled out for offside.

Lazio’s Castellanos also had a back-heel flick cleared off the line.

Both sides were missing key players due to suspensions and injuries, as well as international duties.

Serie A: Napoli continue struggle without Osimhen in goalless draw against Lazio
Napoli draw Lazio in Serie A clash – Getty image

This led to a depleted lineup for both teams, with Napoli’s Giovanni Simeone, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, and Jens Cajuste among those suspended.

Napoli have also been without Osimhen since the start of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), with his absence heavily felt in the team’s recent performances.

The match was crucial for both teams in their pursuit of European qualification, with only two points separating them in the Serie A table.

Despite the competitive nature of the game, neither side could find the cutting edge needed to secure a victory.

Napoli’s defense successfully held off threats by their opponents, denying them some clear chances at goal.

The match ended in a stalemate, leaving Napoli with a record of failing to score in eight of their 14 matches under manager Mazzarri.

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