Nov 1, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
2-0
Roma
Higuain (3'), Callejon (85')
Maggio (40'), Lopez (68')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cholevas (26'), Florenzi (42'), Nainggolan (73')

Half-Time Report: Gonzalo Higuain on target as Napoli lead Roma

Gonzalo Higuain finds the net as Napoli lead Roma by one goal to nil.

An early strike from Gonzalo Higuain is all that separates Napoli and Roma at the halfway stage of a close Serie A contest.

It took the hosts just three minutes to open the scoring, the prolific Argentine striker gaining possession inside the box and making no mistake with his reliable right foot.

Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

Napoli came within inches of doubling their lead following a swift break in the 12th minute, a move that ended with Jose Callejon crashing an effort against the visitors' crossbar.

Roma had several chances to level the match before half time, with Vasilis Torosidis finding Napoli goalkeeper Rafael in good form and Francesco Totti failing to find the target from outside the box.

The post came to the visitors' rescue moments before the break as Higuain picked out Marek Hamsik in the box and the Slovak rattled the upright, but there is everything to play for in the second period.

Head coach Rafael Benitez of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between SSC Napoli and Olympique de Marseille at Stadio San Paolo on November 6, 2013
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