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Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti is nearly PASSed by a Fiorentina fan after fiery Serie A draw

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Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti is nearly PASSed by a Fiorentina fan after a fiery 0-0 Serie A draw as the manager also threw a bottle at him while confronting the abusive supporter

  • Napoli lost its first points of the season in a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina
  • The highly regarded striker Victor Osimhen shot the ball into the net, but it was rejected
  • Manager Luciano Spalletti was almost beaten and had a bottle thrown at him

Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Napoli on Sunday had an ugly end when a fan tried to punch Luciano Spalletti.

The Napoli boss had a bottle thrown at him as he confronted a fan who had taunted him, who then gave a quirky punch to the manager.

Footage of the unfortunate scene appeared, with the manager dealing directly with the situation.

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti got a bottle thrown at him after a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina

A fan also tried to punch the manager after he assaulted him during the match

A fan also tried to punch the manager after he assaulted him during the match

Fortunately, a flight attendant was there to intervene, but a plastic bottle was thrown at Spalletti as some fans vent their frustrations.

It was the first time this season that Napoli have dropped points, but they remain leaders on goal difference after big wins in their first two games.

The club’s highly regarded striker, Victor Osimhen, shot the ball into the net before halftime, but was disallowed for offside.

Osimhen has long been linked with a departure from the club, with rumors that the club would use the money raised from the sale of him to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spalletti spoke after the draw on Sunday and refused to rule out a transfer of the 22-year-old. He told DAZN: ‘The club thinks of every situation that is important for our players. I say that when a club offers you 100 million euros, it is not easy to say no.

‘Since my arrival here, all players have been on the market for the right price.’

Spalletti's team remains the leader in Serie A on goal difference despite the loss of their first points

Spalletti’s team remains the leader in Serie A on goal difference despite the loss of their first points

With Osimhen’s intentions, the manager added: “He has commented before and said he wants to play in the Champions League with this team.

He cares about his teammates, he hunts down opponents to help and is a very strong focal point on offense.

“Having him at our disposal with that mentality is the best we could wish for.”

Napoli are hoping to extend their lead at the top of Serie A when they take on Lazio on Saturday.

The manager did not rule out a departure of 22-year-old striker Victor Osimhen

The manager did not rule out a departure of 22-year-old striker Victor Osimhen

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