Napoli beat Lazio 4-0 in Sunday’s Serie A match, with Dries Mertens (two goals), Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski – one goal each.
The Polish midfielder opened the scoring in the seventh minute when he hit the stray ball in the penalty area and surprised Pepe Reina with a very powerful shot. For Zieliński, this is the fifth goal in his 17th appearance of the season in all competitions, and the pole also made two goals. The midfielder scored the last goal a week ago when Napoli lost 2:3 to Inter Milan.
Italian media ranked Zielinski highly in the match against Lazio. “It was a mystery to Lazio’s defensive line.”
The Italian media highly appreciated the performance of the Polish delegate, who played until the 73rd minute in the match against Lazio, when he was replaced by Diego Diem. “It is a great merit in the opening result of the meeting after the torpedo with his left foot. He moved aggressively on the grass, cutting several kilometers. Excellent performance and the second consecutive goal in the league after hitting the San Siro against Inter., Italian journalists wrote. Eurosport branch, awarded the pole a score ” 7.5″, on a scale of 1-10. According to them, only Dries Mertens – “8.5” is worth the highest.
The same rating (“7.5”) was given to Zieliński on the calciomercato.com portal. “He played a great match. Cataldi and Luis Alberto could not keep up” – confirmed the portal. In turn, “Corriere dello Sport” summed up the pole’s performance as follows: “Lozano tried to play for Mertens, but the ball rebounded and went to Zelensky, who immediately hit it with his left foot, and Reina could not do anything.”
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Sportmediaset TV ranked the pole at number “7”. “Excluding goals from penalties, only Antonio Candreva (6) and Manuel Pellegrini (5) have scored more goals than Piotr Zielinski (4) among the Serie A midfielders this season. The second goal in a row by Piotr Zielinski in Serie A Napoli A midfielder, the last time he scored goals in two consecutive league matches, in May 2021 ”- famous journalists.
The newspaper “La Repubblica” awarded the pole “7” as did the portal leggo.it. “He has the advantage that he can unlock the result of the match. He played between the lines. He was a mystery to Lazio’s defense line” – summed up the Italian service.
After 14 rounds, Napoli still leads Serie A with 35 points. The Napolitans are three points ahead of Milan. On Wednesday, Zieliński’s team will play outside Sassuolo.
Lazio has 21 points, which is eighth in the table. Maurizio Sarri’s team is 10 points off the podium. The Romans will host Udinese on Thursday.
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