Italian Serie A
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Roma 1-3 Napoli: Claudio Ranieri's side suffer defeat

Napoli players celebrate
Napoli last won the Serie A title in 1990

Napoli kept alive their slim hopes of winning the Serie A title with a thumping win at Claudio Ranieri's Roma.

Napoli are second, 15 points behind leaders Juventus, who need just 13 points from their last nine games for an eighth straight league title.

Arkadiusz Milik, Dries Mertens, Simone Verdi and Amin Younes all netted for Napoli with Diego Perotti scoring a penalty for the home side.

Ranieri's side stay in sixth place, four points behind AC Milan in fourth.

Roma sacked Eusebio di Francesco on 7 March and won their opening game after appointing Italian veteran Ranieri, but have now suffered back-to-back defeats, having lost 2-1 at SPAL on 16 March.

Roma chairman James Pallotta said after the game: "Everyone knows what has gone wrong this season and that is why we had to make changes but the time for excuses is over.

"The performance against SPAL was not acceptable and today was even worse. These players have to stand up and show they have [guts]. No more alibis for anyone."

Line-ups

Roma

  • 1Olsen
  • 18Santon
  • 44ManolasBooked at 36mins
  • 20Fazio
  • 11KolarovBooked at 66mins
  • 4Cristante
  • 16De RossiSubstituted forKluivertat 82'minutes
  • 42Nzonzi
  • 14SchickBooked at 13minsSubstituted forZanioloat 63'minutes
  • 9DzekoBooked at 37mins
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forÜnderat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Karsdorp
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 15Marcano
  • 17Ünder
  • 19Coric
  • 22Zaniolo
  • 34Kluivert
  • 53Riccardi
  • 63Cerantola Fuzato
  • 83Mirante

Napoli

  • 1Meret
  • 23HysajSubstituted forMalcuitat 68'minutes
  • 19MaksimovicBooked at 17mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 7Callejón
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8Ruiz
  • 9VerdiSubstituted forYounesat 74'minutes
  • 14MertensSubstituted forOunasat 58'minutes
  • 99MilikBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 2Malcuit
  • 11Ounas
  • 13Luperto
  • 18Gaetano
  • 22D'Andrea
  • 27Karnezis
  • 34Younes
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese
Attendance:
36,525

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home14
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 1, Napoli 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 1, Napoli 4.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

Edin Dzeko (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bryan Cristante (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Cengiz Ünder.

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

Foul by Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Cengiz Ünder replaces Diego Perotti.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Justin Kluivert replaces Daniele De Rossi.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 1, Napoli 4. Amin Younes (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Attempt saved. Amin Younes (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fabián Ruiz.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Foul by Adam Ounas (Napoli).

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Bryan Cristante (Roma).

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Amin Younes replaces Simone Verdi.

Steven Nzonzi (Roma) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Bryan Cristante (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolò Zaniolo.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Allan.

Attempt missed. Allan (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Arkadiusz Milik.

Attempt missed. Bryan Cristante (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

Foul by Simone Verdi (Napoli).

Davide Santon (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Robin Olsen.

Attempt saved. Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Kevin Malcuit replaces Elseid Hysaj because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) because of an injury.

Delay in match Edin Dzeko (Roma) because of an injury.

Booking

Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Allan.

Attempt blocked. Federico Fazio (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 31st March 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus29253160194178
2Napoli29196456243263
3Inter Milan29165843251853
4AC Milan29149643271651
5Lazio28146842291348
6Atalanta29146960402048
7Roma29138853431047
8Sampdoria291361050381245
9Torino291112638271145
10Fiorentina2981474436838
11Genoa2989123444-1033
12Cagliari2989122840-1233
13Parma2996143147-1633
14Sassuolo29711114049-932
15SPAL2978142642-1629
16Udinese2877142640-1428
17Bologna2969142743-1627
18Empoli2967163655-1925
19Frosinone2938182154-3317
20Chievo29111172157-3611
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