For the shock of this 9th day of Serie A, the formation of Napoli welcomed on its lawn that of AS Roma in an important match in terms of accounting. In case of victory, the Romans could take the place of dolphin in the standings, unlike the Neapolitans who could only hope to return to 6th place. If Fonseca’s men quickly put their foot on the ball, it was indeed Mertens who gave the Roman goalkeeper a first fright on a strike that went narrowly (12th). Roma could not do it any more and Lorenzo Insigne took the opportunity to open the scoring at the half hour mark of a superb inspiration on a free kick (30th). The visitors suffered a little more every minute and the Belgian striker of Napoli was not far from doubling the mark, without the beautiful intervention of Mirante (43rd).
When we got back from the locker room, things didn’t change. Lozano was in his turn dangerous but also came up against Mirante who alone kept his team alive in this meeting (60th). Four minutes passed and the Roman doorman had to bow this time on this strike from Fabian Ruiz who passed between the legs of one of his defenders and completely surprised him (64th). Mertens was going for his double ten minutes from time and sealed the fate of the match. But Politano did not understand it that way and in turn wanted to participate in the party by scoring without anyone’s help, the last goal of the match. Roma, who remained on a series of eleven games without defeat, admitted defeat and ended up losing 4-0. In the standings, Gattuso’s men climb to 5th place, just ahead of their evening opponent.