Italian Serie A
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Napoli 1-1 Roma: Dries Mertens rescues point for hosts

Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens has scored 72 Serie A goals - a joint record with Luis Oliveira for a Belgian

Dries Mertens scored a last-minute equaliser as second-placed Napoli held Roma.

The game started without the video assistant referee technology because of technical problems, which were fixed by the 12th minute.

Roma, who are in eighth place, led when Stephen el Shaarawy converted Cengiz Under's cross.

But Mertens equalised when he turned home Jose Callejon's scuffed shot from Lorenzo Insigne's cross.

Earlier in the day, Suso scored a winner as AC Milan beat Sampdoria 3-2 in an entertaining game.

Line-ups

Napoli

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Ospina
  • 23HysajSubstituted forMalcuitat 70'minutes
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 7Callejón
  • 5Allan
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 75'minutes
  • 8Ruiz
  • 24Insigne
  • 99MilikSubstituted forMertensat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Malcuit
  • 14Mertens
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 27Karnezis
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 42Diawara
  • 90Daniele

Roma

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1OlsenBooked at 80mins
  • 18Santon
  • 44ManolasBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFazioat 75'minutes
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 11Kolarov
  • 16De RossiSubstituted forCristanteat 43'minutes
  • 42NzonziBooked at 58mins
  • 17ÜnderSubstituted forFlorenziat 65'minutes
  • 7PellegriniBooked at 80mins
  • 92El Shaarawy
  • 9DzekoBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 3Pellegrini
  • 4Cristante
  • 14Schick
  • 15Marcano
  • 19Coric
  • 20Fazio
  • 22Zaniolo
  • 24Florenzi
  • 63Cerantola Fuzato
  • 83Mirante
Referee:
Davide Massa

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home26
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home17
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 1, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Roma 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Napoli 1, Roma 1. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by José Callejón.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. José Callejón (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Kevin Malcuit.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Allan.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Napoli. Allan tries a through ball, but José Callejón is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Napoli. Allan tries a through ball, but Mário Rui is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Aleksandar Kolarov.

  10. Post update

    José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Napoli. Allan tries a through ball, but Dries Mertens is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabián Ruiz (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Booking

    Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Robin Olsen (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Lorenzo Pellegrini.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Piotr Zielinski following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Aleksandar Kolarov.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabián Ruiz (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Malcuit.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 28th October 2018

  • NapoliNapoli1RomaRoma1
  • SassuoloSassuolo2BolognaBologna2
  • CagliariCagliari2ChievoChievo1
  • GenoaGenoa2UdineseUdinese2
  • SPALSPAL0FrosinoneFrosinone3
  • AC MilanAC Milan3SampdoriaSampdoria2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus109102171428
2Napoli107121911822
3Inter Milan9612136719
4Lazio9603139418
5AC Milan94321813515
6Fiorentina10433168815
7Sampdoria10433147715
8Roma104331713415
9Sassuolo104331716115
10Genoa94231517-214
11Torino103521212014
12Cagliari10343911-213
13Parma104151014-413
14Atalanta103341712512
15SPAL10406813-512
16Udinese102351015-59
17Bologna10235814-69
18Empoli10136915-66
19Frosinone10127924-155
20Chievo10028826-18-1
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