Even before the kick-off, it became emotional this Sunday in the course of the 37th Serie A game day when Insigned a farewell speech to the Tifosi in his last home game in the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in the Diego Armando Maradona.
The 30-year-old European champion, who was born on June 4, 1991 in Naples and, apart from three short rental shops, has always only wore the jersey of the Partenopei since 2006. With occupied voice and tears in the eyes, the visibly seized professional said, for example: “We celebrated, suffered and sometimes argued – but we always did all of this together. Like in a large family.”
And: “Everything I can say is ‘Grazie’! I always gave everything for this club.”
Insigne still leaves Hamsik behind
The dribble artist did that this Sunday at the duel with the CFC Genoa. Of course, as a captain, the veteran, who will join FC Toronto in the MLS after this season and after 16 SSC years, led his troop to the field. On this, apart from a few good approaches to the outsider of his favorite role, the favorite was justified and in the end clearly won 3-0, which made the genuates bitterly disappointed after the final whistle and also sank to the floor with tears.
The first descent since the series return in 2007/08 was almost certain.
Incidentally, the goals for the SSC scored Osimhen in the head (32nd minute), Joker Lobotka after a great solo (81st) and also insign itself (65th) – which, however, under curious circumstances: Because an awarded penalty initially set Insigne the left post, while colleague di Lorenzo used the margin to 2-0 in the meantime. Here, however, the VAR switched in because the player had run in too early.
So Insigne was allowed to run again and with a now clean end at the top left of the corner its 122nd goal for the Neapolitan – only Mertens (148) has more. The offensive man pushed the two club icons Hamsik (121) and Maradona (115) into the places.