ROME – Match valid for the Italian Serie A soccer championship, Roma-Napoli 1-4 , goals: Milik on an assist from Verdi at 2 ', Diego Perotti on a penalty kick at 48', Dries Mertens on Olsen's duck at 51 ′ And Simone Verdi on assist by Fabian Ruiz at 54 ′ and Amin Younes at 81 '.
Rome-Naples 1-4, the Neapolitan domain at the Olimpico
Naples domination at the Olympic Stadium. Carlo Ancelotti's team walked against a Rome in crisis, won 4-1 and returned to less than fifteen from the league leaders Juventus. Race without history. Napoli dominated from the first to the last second and won with merit. Thanks to this success, Napoli consolidates its second place in the standings. This ko takes Roma further away from the Champions area. Now the Giallorossi will also have to look behind them because qualifying for the next Europa League is also in danger.
Napoli ahead of the first lunge. At 2 ', Simone Verdi was the protagonist of a great action on the left wing, having eluded Davide Santon's intervention, he served in the Arek Milik area . The Polish striker stopped the ball with his heel and beat Olsen with a powerful shot that ended up under the crossbar. Nothing to do for the extreme Swedish defender of Rome. At 19 ', Roma came close to drawing with Steven Nzonzi. The French midfielder struck the ball with a header from Davide Santon but did not see the target of the goal defended by the young Meret.
At 30 ', Napoli has devoured the goal of the possible 2-0. Roma has forgotten Verdi in the center of the penalty area but the former Bologna striker has pardoned the Giallorossi kicking at Olsen. At 35 ', a goal was annulled for offside for Napoli . Mertens served Milik who bagged from close range but the Polish striker was offside ( pictures here ).
At 37 ', Dzeko was admonished after an air contrast, in the middle of the field, with Maksimovic. At 47 ', a penalty was awarded to Roma for a double irregularity: first the hand ball by Mario Rui on the aerial bank of Nzonzi, then the foul by Meret on Patrik Schick ( here in-depth ). From the eleven meters Perotti did not make a mistake , a tie for Roma. Ball on the right and Meret on the left. The Roma striker has surprised Naples goalkeeper. The first half ended on a score of 1-1 .
At 50 ′, at the start of the second half, Napoli returned to the lead again thanks to a resounding duck by Robin Olsen . The Roma goalkeeper came out empty on a cross by Josè Maria Callejon and allowed Dries Mertens to score practically empty. At 55 ', Napoli scored the third goal with Simone Verdi. The former Bologna striker scored a penalty in motion on an assist by Fabian Ruiz.
At 72 ', Roma hit a crossbar with Steven Nzonzi. After a rebound by Meret on a powerful Cristante shot, Nzonzi hit the ball with his head but hit the crossbar despite the Napoli goalkeeper still on the ground. A goal eaten by Rome. At 81 ', Napoli rages against Roma taking 4-1. Younes, entered a few minutes ago, scored thanks to a wrong back pass from Roma. Napoli won 4-1 and moved to less than fifteen from league leaders Juventus.
ROME (4-2-3-1): Olsen; Santon, Fazio, Manolas, Kolarov; Nzonzi, De Rossi; Schick, Cristante, Perotti; Dzeko. Coach: Ranieri
NAPLES (4-4-2): Meret; Hysaj, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Verdi; Mertens, Milik. Coach: Ancelotti
Referee: Calvarese of Turin.
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