Tuesday July 17 2012
Insigne hits Napoli hat-trick

Napoli played out a comfortable pre-season friendly this evening against Rappresentiva Trentino, with Lorenzo Insigne notching a hat-trick.

Insigne has been the centre of discussion at the club this pre-season, over whether or not he will be afforded a place in the senior side for 2012-13 or shipped out on loan to another Serie A outfit.

In pre-season training since the start of last week, the Partenopei fielded a strong line-up for this friendly, with Insigne handed his first chance to impress, in attack alongside Eduardo Vargas.

In the heavily-one-sided affair, it was Insigne who gave Walter Mazzarri’s men the lead after he latched on to a cross from Vargas.

Marek Hamsik soon made it 2-0 from the spot, before Insigne beat the offside trap to comfortably finish past the ‘keeper for a three-goal lead.

Further first-half goals from Andrea Dossena and Juan Zuniga, followed by Miguel Britos’ early second-half strike made it 6-0 before Insigne completed his hat-trick with a neat finish from the edge of the area. Youth team midfielder Giuseppe Fornito and Goran Pandev rounded off the scoring for a 9-0 result.