1. Napoli drew against itself versus Sassuolo
Fans might already say it’s obvious that a team’s mistakes cause it to lose matches or lose points, but Napoli’s errors on Sunday are the epitome of a club beating itself. Maurizio Sarri’s men lead the match through Dries Mertens’ goal seven minutes into the second half. However, Sassuolo found the tying goal through Domenico Berardi just seven minutes later thanks to Napoli captain Marek Hamsik.
Hamsik tried to back-pass the ball to goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a header from just outside the box. The pass turned out to be too short and Berardi was in the perfect spot to intercept the ball and score. If Hamsik chose to pass or clear the ball forward, his side would have still been up 1-0. Another error cost Napoli when center-back Kalidou Koulibaly made an errant pass to left-back Ivan Strinic. The Croatian had to commit a foul in order to stop the Sassuolo player who stole the ball. The play not only garnered Strinic a yellow card, but ultimately lead to the home side’s go-ahead goal.
Two self-made errors stripped the side of a victory.