Italian Serie A
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Napoli 1-3 Roma

Edin Dzeko scores
Edin Dzeko scored 50 Premier League goals for Manchester City before joining Roma in August, 2015.

Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma handed Napoli their first home defeat since May 2015 to move above them into second place in Serie A.

Former Manchester City striker Dzeko has now scored seven times this season to become the league's leading scorer.

Dzeko, 30, slotted Roma ahead following a mistake by Kalidou Koulibaly and made it 2-0 when he headed in following a 54th-minute free-kick.

Koulibaly headed a goal back but Mohamed Salah sealed victory late on.

Can still do better

Edin Dzeko has enjoyed a superb start to the season.

After scoring just eight league goals last season, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has seven in eight games this time around.

But Roma coach Luciano Spalletti believes he could have added even further to his tally in the fixture known as the 'Derby del Sole'.

Spalletti said: "He scored twice, but if you ask me he can score more if he just showed a little more fighting spirit, and was more clinical.

"In the opening half he had four or five chances to hurt Napoli. For a player with his physical and technical skills, he can do much better."

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques LoureiroBooked at 85mins
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 81'minutes
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forEl Kaddouriat 76'minutes
  • 23GabbiadiniSubstituted forMertensat 56'minutesBooked at 53mins
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 4Giaccherini
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 30Rog
  • 42Diawara
  • 62Tonelli
  • 77El Kaddouri

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 24Florenzi
  • 44Manolas
  • 20Fazio
  • 3Nunes JesusBooked at 50minsSubstituted forEmersonat 71'minutes
  • 5ParedesBooked at 45mins
  • 16De Rossi
  • 11Salah
  • 4NainggolanSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 79'minutes
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forSantos da Silvaat 90+1'minutes
  • 9DzekoBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 7Iturbe
  • 10Totti
  • 17Seck
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Alisson
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 33Emerson
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
46,078

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 1, Roma 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Roma 3.

Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a fast break.

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

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Gerson replaces Diego Perotti.

Attempt missed. Jorginho (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Edin Dzeko.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Attempt saved. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jorginho.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 1, Roma 3. Mohamed Salah (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi with a through ball.

Booking

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

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) because of an injury.

Booking

Edin Dzeko (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Omar El Kaddouri (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Marek Hamsik.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Stephan El Shaarawy replaces Radja Nainggolan because of an injury.

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

Foul by Diego Perotti (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Omar El Kaddouri replaces José Callejón.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Alessandro Florenzi.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Napoli).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Emerson replaces Juan Jesus because of an injury.

Delay in match Juan Jesus (Roma) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Allan (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorginho.

Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Attempt blocked. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus87011751221
2Roma85121910916
3Napoli8422159614
4Lazio7412137613
5Chievo741296313
6AC Milan74121210213
7Genoa632185311
8Torino7322138511
9Inter Milan732298111
10Cagliari73131113-210
11Bologna7313811-310
12Atalanta73041012-29
13Sassuolo7304912-39
14Fiorentina62226608
15Sampdoria8224811-38
16Pescara8143811-37
17Udinese8215714-77
18Palermo713348-46
19Empoli7115211-94
20Crotone7016516-111
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