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As Roma Vs Napoli 1-2 — Stats

As Roma Vs Napoli

Thanks to a double from Dries Mertens, Naples has succeeded in bringing Roma to their lands (2-1). A result that suits the business of Juventus.

27th day of Serie A
Roma-Naples: 1-2
Goals: Strootman (89th); Mertens (26th, 50th)

Respectively 2nd and 3rd in the Serie A standings, Roma and Naples competed at the Olimpico on Saturday in a high-stakes match. For the Wolf, the goal was to win so as not to let Juventus slip away. And for Naples, it was necessary to ensure full points to get closer to the opponent of the day and stay in the race for a direct qualification in C1. In the end, it was the Partenopei who won the win, with a success that is not disputed. The band in Sarri was the most conquering, in front of a Roma long without ideas and biting.

Roma-Naples, the appetite comes by eating

Accustomed to make a strong impression when going out at home, Roma is this time completely missed its subject. The future opponent of OL in Europa League had to wait for the 85th minute to finally worry Pepe Reina. Mohamed Salah won a one-on-one with the Spanish goalkeeper, but saw his attempt fail on the post. An opportunity that had the merit of awakening the Giallorossi. Just before the start of the extra time, Kevin Strootman finally blew the Neapolitan lock following a breakthrough by Diego Perotti. A reduction of the score which gave rise to a crazy end of match, with a succession of assaults on the visitors' goals. But Reina kept the ball rolling, pushing Perotti's shot on the crossbar (93 ').

Naples suffered towards the end, but it was logical in view of what the Italian vice-champion had shown during the first hour of the match. Hamsik and company have shown both boldness and realism, like an excellent Dries Mertens. The Belgian has scored both goals of his team. The first on a superb opening of the Slovakian captain with a ball skillfully stitched on Szsczesny. Then the second, successfully taking over a center Lorenzo Insigne at the second post. A precious double, but he could not savor as it should. At twenty minutes of the term, he came out of the field because of a muscular injury. A very bad news for Naples before the meeting against Real in the knockout round of the Champions League.
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