Napoli drowned against Roma (1-1) with a goal from the Egyptian Stephan El Shaarawy in added time in a game that greatly complicates their presence in the fight to lift the “Scudetto”, now in the hands of Inter and Milan after that. thirty-third day of Serie A.
There is no respite in the ‘Calcio’. Napoli had no margin for error in these last five days of the Italian national championship. The goal was already complicated, but with the draw against a revived Roma in the second half it seems almost impossible.
With Diego Armando Maradona full, with dedicated fans and with that aggressiveness that was demanded of them, the ‘Partenopeos’ entered the field in the ‘Derbi del Sole’. They smothered Roma on the ball with good pressure, preventing them from creating danger and flying close to the opposition goal to provoke very fast attacks.
The goal was not long in coming, even if it was to beg. The Mexican won Ibáñez’s position in the box in the 6th minute and the Brazilian crushed him from behind. The referee did not indicate anything, the VAR had to intervene so that, five minutes later, at minute 11, he gave the maximum penalty.
Badge did not miss from 11 yards. He adjusted the right post of Portuguese Rui Patricio and Maradona exploded, who regained the illusion of being in the fight again.
It was the awakening of the team led by Portuguese José Mourinho, who at sunset in the first act hit the crossbar. Pellegrini fired a free-kick from the side and Nigerian Victor Osimhen, in an attempt to clear, deflected the ball directly to the crossbar.
Despite being the most even game, the weight was carried by the locals. Lozano did what he wanted with the defeated Brazilian Ibáñez, but he didn’t finish. The passing of the minutes gave wings to the ‘giallorrossi’, who were deployed with more troops and a more dangerous Nicolo Zaniolo.
England’s Tammy Abraham had the clearest chance for his team after a cross from Dutchman Karsdrop, but he finished on a half miss and squandered a great chance to equalise. Napoli took advantage of the visitors’ push to create danger on the counter with Osimhen, a virtuoso in depth. The Nigerian striker in the open field is unstoppable, he has proven it again, although this time he hasn’t converted his power into goals. And Naples paid dearly for it.
The ‘Loba’ tried it with the entry of the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the break and with that of the Spaniard Carles Pérez a few minutes from the end. But the protagonist was El Shaarawy who, after a backheel from Abraham as Spalletti claimed eight minutes of added time, netted the equalizer to the delight of Mourinho, who did not hesitate to celebrate the goal.
Roma drew despite their poor first half despite playing on Thursday and despite Senegal’s Koulibaly annihilating the Romans for 91 minutes. Roma continue to progress in this final stretch of the season. He managed to make it 1-2 on the scoreboard with a header from Frenchman Vereout, but Italian keeper Alex Meret took the ball.
There was no time for more. Napoli, sunk after having the victory in their hands, are third with 67 points, two behind Inter – one game less played – and four behind leaders Milan, with five games to play. Roma, meanwhile, remain in fifth place in the Europa League.
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The Neapolitans and the Romans arrive at the Derby Del Sole with different objectives. Luciano Spalletti’s team is in the fight for the title of the national competition. While those of José Mourinho are likely to get a ticket for the next Champions League.
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Napoli are third with 66 points and need to add three more as leaders Milan with 71 and second-placed Inter with 69 have won their respective games to date. The cast commanded by Spalletti will also want to recover from the loss to Fiorentina.
For its part, Roma must win to be only three away from the Champions League. The capital’s cast are fifth with 57 and, for now, are six behind box four (Juventus with 63). Mourinho’s men will arrive motivated after reaching the Conference League semi-finals.
Where to watch Napoli vs. Rome
To see the match between Napoli and Roma of Serie A in Spain, you can follow it via Movistar Champions League. If you’re in Mexico and Central America, you can watch it on ESPN.
How to follow Napoli vs Roma online
To watch the online broadcast of the match between Napoli and Roma, you can do so through two signals. If you are in Spanish territory, you must follow this game through Movistar Plus; On the other hand, if you live in Latin America, you can follow this great game through the Star Plus online signal.
Napoli vs. Roma: possible match compositions
Napoli: Ospina; Zanoli, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Anguissa, Lobotka, Politano, Zielinski, Insigne, Osimhen.
Rome: Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Kumbulla, Karsdorp, Cristante, Oliveira, Zalewski, Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Abraham.
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