Victor Osimhen was sent off and Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty, but Napoli still managed to see off Venezia 2-0.
It was a rough start for the hosts when Osimhen was shown a straight red card for his reaction foul on Daan Heymans just 23 minutes into the game.
Napoli 2-0 Venezia: Insigne and Osimhen errors not too costly
When Insigne fired a penalty off target, morale was low in the Partenopei camp.
However, following another handling offence, this time captain Insigne kept his cool to put Napoli in front.
Eljif Elmas added a second to seal it and Francesco Forte only found the woodwork for Venezia.