NAPLES – Rome touches the victory for the third consecutive year at the San Paolo. Only a minute from the end Mertens find the goal that brings the race in a draw, recovering the Giallorossi advantage of El Shaarawy scored in the 13 'of the first half.
Result that still does not smile Napoli that has lost further ground against Juventus in key league. Now the bianconeri are a plus six on the team coached by Carlo Ancelotti ( here the ranking ).
The game is characterized more by the inability of the Blues to realize the many scoring opportunities built by a real game supremacy of Di Francesco's team, although remained in advantage for over an hour. Napoli is well expressed up to the limits of the penalty area where he then has difficulty making his pressure concrete.
Ancelotti's team creates a good number of net chances but wastes them through excessive haste in the conclusions or by imprecision of who is called to beat the net. Roma is aiming a lot on the fast rebound that can be expressed on the side bands, with Under supported by Santon on one side and El Shaarawy assisted by Kolarov on the other.
When Dzeko manages to get hold of the ball, he keeps him just enough to get the team up and then try the dialogue with the more advanced companions. The advantage of the guests arrives at 13 'of the first half, a bit' unexpected because until then the game had been constantly in the hands of Naples.
El Shaarawy takes advantage of a rebound between Albiol and Dzeko that puts him in a position to beat the net from a few steps. The pressure of the Azzurri becomes very intense after the goal of the Romanist advantage and only for about ten minutes, starting from the half hour of the first half, the Giallorossi manage to take possession of the midfield, making the ball turn and slowing down the impetus and the aggressiveness of the adversaries.
But if Napoli touches the draw on several occasions, the most sensational opportunity for the doubling happens in Rome on 34 'when Albiol rejects a header from Dzeko on the line of goal, after an outbound rescue of Ospina always on the attacker Bosnian launched to the network. In the second half the action of Napoli becomes arrembante and Roma has great difficulty in containing the attacks of the Azzurri. What is still missing from Ancelotti's men, however, is precision at the door.
At every attempt by the Azzurri always a foot or a leg of the Giallorossi defenders that prevents Napoli to finalize the action and when the attackers reach the shot are always inaccurate in directing the ball to the door of Olsen. The Roma inevitably increasingly accentuates its speculative attitude and when Napoli attacks, the Giallorossi defend them in some moments with all eleven their players behind the ball line.
The more time passes, the more the attempts of the landlords are hurried and inaccurate. The Roma is increasingly perched in front of Olsen's door and does not even try almost to leave his own half of the field. The public invokes the miracle that takes place a minute from the end when Mertens comes out of nowhere in the penalty area and sends the ball behind Olsen. The Napoli maintains the internal unbeaten, but brakes in the standings and returns to six points behind Juventus.
But for how the game was put must consider it a point earned. At Roma, the regret of having gone close to the big shot is lost to a handful of seconds from the conclusion.
The Naples article , Mertens catches Roma at 90 'but Juve returns to more six seems to be the first on Blitz daily .
Source: Blitz Quotidiano