The Sun (Malaysia)

Kamada fires Lazio to shock win


DAICHI KAMADA handed Napoli the first defeat of their Serie A title defence yesterday with the winning goal in Lazio’s eventful 2-1 win in Naples.

Japan midfielder Kamada lashed in his first goal for Lazio since signing from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer in the 52nd minute to give Lazio their first points of the season.

Luis Alberto netted Lazio’s opener in a deserved win which lifted Maurizio Sarri’s side from the relegation zone and into mid-table.

Lazio were unlucky not to win by more at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona as they had two further goals from Mattia Zaccagni and debutant Matteo Guendouzi, who was excellent as a second half substitute, ruled out for offside.

“Everyone put themselves on the line… tonight we showed what we could do against the best team in Serie A,” said Luis Alberto to DAZN.

“It wasn’t an easy week for us or for me and this brilliant display helped us to shake off a few things.”

Piotr Zielinski levelled for Napoli almost immediatel­y after Luis Alberto’s 30th minute opener but the hosts did very little once Kamada put Lazio in front.

Defeat for Rudi Garcia’s team allows AC Milan to stay alone at the top of

Serie A thanks to their third straight win, 2-1 at struggling Roma on Saturday.

Doubling satisfying for Lazio is that their impressive win at the home of last season’s Scudetto winners also drops Roma into the bottom three.

Level on six points with Napoli are Atalanta, who saw off Monza 3-0 thanks to Gianluca Scamacca’s first goals for his new club. He netted on either side of halftime with a towering header and a precision low finish.

Earlier Bologna came back from a goal down to beat promoted Cagliari 21 while Udinese were held to a goalless draw by Frosinone. – AFP

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