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

Formation 4-2-3-1

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

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 6Strootman
  • 9Dzeko
  • 10Totti
  • 13Sisenando
  • 14Falque
  • 16De Rossi
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Torosidis
  • 87Zukanovic

Napoli

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26KoulibalyBooked at 41mins
  • 31GhoulamBooked at 41mins
  • 5AllanSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 79'minutes
  • 8JorginhoBooked 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 1, Napoli 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 1, Napoli 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Jorginho.

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Allan.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Seydou Keita (Roma).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Dries Mertens.

  20. Booking

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 25th April 2016

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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