Oct 14, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Attendance: 37,914

De Rossi (53'), Fazio (79')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Insigne (20')
Jorginho (43'), Ghoulam (90')

Result: Landmark Lorenzo Insigne strike extends Napoli's winning run

Napoli move five points clear at the top of the Serie A table thanks to a 1-0 win against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, secured through a Lorenzo Insigne strike.

Lorenzo Insigne scored his 100th career goal as Napoli edged out Roma 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to maintain their winning start to the season and move further clear at the top of Serie A.

Following the rarest of home defeats for champions Juventus against Lazio earlier in the day, the Partenopei earned the three points through Insigne's landmark strike 20 minutes into the game in the Italian capital.

Napoli are now five points ahead of closest challengers Lazio, Juve and Inter Milan, with the latter due to play their game in hand against rivals AC Milan on Sunday evening.

The visitors, who have now won eight from eight in the Italian top flight, came close to taking the lead 18 minutes into the match when Insigne was played through on goal.

Alisson Becker produced a big stop to deny the Italy international on that occasion, but just moments later the ball was this time in the back of the net for what proved to be the winner.

A fortunate deflection saw the ball land nicely for Insigne to take on, tucking it past Alisson to bag the 200th goal of Maurizio Sarri's tenure.

Edin Dzeko could not quite convert from a headed chance towards the end of the first half, while Faouzi Ghoulam and Insigne also squandered decent openings.

Roma, who had themselves won four league games in a row heading into this one, pushed for a leveller and nearly got one when Aleksandar Kolarov tested Pepe Reina in the Napoli goal.

The visitors had chances to extend their advantage, though, with Dries Mertens missing from a one-on-one position and Marek Hamsik firing down the throat of Alisson.

All the late questions were being asked by the Giallorossi, without key man Kevin Strootman today, as Reina produced one big save and Dzeko skimmed the crossbar with his headed attempt.

There was to be one final chance for Cengiz Under right at the very death, but he volleyed straight at Reina when picked out in a good position unmarked inside the area.

Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City on September 16, 2017
Read Next:
Kane, De Bruyne nominated for Ballon d'Or
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

3Inter Milan21127236162043
7AC Milan219482728-131
8Atalanta BCAtalanta218673127430
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo215882032-1223
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2135131841-2314
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account