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Lazio beat champions Napoli 2-1

Lazio beat Napoli 2-1 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Serie A to pick up their first league win of the season.

The defending champions started the first half brightly with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia looking particularly sharp on his return to the starting XI. Napoli moved the ball well at a high tempo and won the ball back quickly whenever they lost it.

Napoli won comfortably against Frosinone and Sassuolo in their first two games, but lacked the precision needed to pass what was considered to be their first major test under new coach Rudi Garcia, who replaced Luciano Spalletti in June.

They had 22 shots in the game, but only four were on target, compared to Lazio’s total of six.

Napoli are fourth in the table with six points from three games, while Lazio, who were in danger of relegation after losses to Lecce and Serie A newcomers Genoa, are currently 12th with three points from three.

The Rome-based side have won back-to-back games at Napoli for the first time since 1937.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare