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Frank Liivak positive performance against tableleader Lazio

Angelo PalmeriComment

Showdown at Sant’Antimo ground as Napoli Primavera took on tableleader Lazio coached by former club’s striker Simone Inzaghi, brother of Pippo.

Frank started from the bench and replaced Bifulco in the second half.

Notwithstanding the physical gap with the ‘biancocelesti’ from the capital, Saurini XI managed to equalize coming back from a 1-0.

All goals in the first half as Liivak’s teammate, Gaetano, levelled the goal by Croatian talent Josip Elez (19 years old).

It was not easy at all for the ‘azzurrini’ to pull a point out of this game as in second half Napoli were left one man light due to Igor Lasicki being sent off. On the foul situation, the Polish U-19 international caused a penalty that the Italo-Ukrainian goalkeeper, Nikita Contini, saved.

After the break, Frank entered the pitch from first minute into the second half.

It was a positive performance as local Napoli media gave a positive mark to Frank’s performance:

Liivak 6,5: the boy starts to understand how Italian football works and today he managed to show that since he entered the pitch. He had more impact on the game compared to previous appearances. His best display was a series of quick accelerations. The way he puts pressure on the opponents compelling them to foul him it was a clear sign of his positive performance.

An overall positive weekend for the Estonian talent who also took part in cross-bar challenge with Benitez's squad at Castelvolturno.

As shown in the below video, Frank managed to hit the bar!

Today it was matchday 14 of the Campionato Nazionale Primavera, first of the Winter-Spring round. On the 1st of February Napoli Primavera will travel to Calabria to play away at Crotone.