Italian Serie A
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Roma 1-0 Napoli

Roma celebrate
Roma have put themselves back in the chase for second place with the victory

Radja Nainggolan scored a brilliant late goal as Roma beat Champions League rivals Napoli - handing Juventus the Serie A title in the process.

Napoli needed to win to keep the title race going but Roma proved too difficult an opponent to overcome.

The hosts are now within two points of second-placed Napoli, who occupy the final automatic Champions League place.

Nainggolan's 89th-minute winner was a fine, curling effort from outside the box from Mohamed Salah's lay-off.

Roma legend Francesco Totti, whose future is uncertain, was a late substitute and was involved in the build-up to the goal on his 598th Serie A appearance.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forMaiconat 45'minutes
  • 44ManolasSubstituted forZukanovicat 21'minutes
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 47mins
  • 3Digne
  • 15PjanicBooked at 38mins
  • 20Keita
  • 11Salah
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forTottiat 81'minutes
  • 8Perotti

Substitutes

  • 5Leandro
  • 6Strootman
  • 9Dzeko
  • 10Totti
  • 13Maicon
  • 14Falque
  • 16De Rossi
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 33Palmieri dos Santos
  • 35Torosidis
  • 87Zukanovic

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26KoulibalyBooked at 41mins
  • 31GhoulamBooked at 41mins
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 79'minutes
  • 8Frello FilhoBooked at 74minsSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 90'minutes
  • 17Hamsik
  • 7Callejón
  • 9Higuaín
  • 14MertensBooked at 70minsSubstituted forInsigneat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 18Regini
  • 19López Silva
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 24Insigne
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 88Grassi
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
35,273

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 1, Napoli 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 1, Napoli 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Jorginho.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 1, Napoli 0. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by José Callejón.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Allan.

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Allan (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seydou Keita (Roma).

Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

Maicon (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Dries Mertens.

Booking

Jorginho (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

Mohamed Salah (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

Booking

Dries Mertens (Napoli) is shown the yellow card.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kalidou Koulibaly.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ervin Zukanovic (Roma).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Allan.

Attempt blocked. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

Attempt saved. Maicon (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diego Perotti.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ervin Zukanovic.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 25th April 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus35274467184985
2Napoli35227672304273
3Roma352011474383671
4Inter Milan35197947321564
5Fiorentina351781056401659
6AC Milan351411104437753
7Sassuolo35131394439552
8Chievo35139134342148
9Lazio35139134547-248
10Genoa35127163943-443
11Torino35119154550-542
12Empoli35119153746-942
13Atalanta351011143743-641
14Sampdoria351010154851-340
15Bologna35117173344-1140
16Udinese35108173252-2038
17Carpi35811163451-1735
18Palermo3588193363-3032
19Frosinone3586213268-3630
20Hellas Verona35413183058-2825
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