Napoli is one step closer to winning the championship. 

Napoli won 2-1 against AS Roma in the 20th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 30th. With this, Napoli maintained first place in the league (53 points) and widened the gap with second place to 13 points.

[Starting Lineup]

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret (GK)-Di Lorenzo, Rachmani, Min-jae Kim, Mario Hui-Anguisa, Robotka, Zielinski-Losano, Osimen, Kvarachhelia

AS Roma (3-4-2-1): Patricio (GK)-Ibanez, Smalling, Mancini-Zalewski, Matic, Crisdante, Spinachola-Dybala, Pellegrini-Abraham

Naples opened fire. In the 5th minute of the first half, Kvarachhelia dug into the center from the side and fired a shot, but the goalkeeper parried it away. Roma almost scored a lucky goal. In the 11th minute of the first half, Kim Min-jae delivered a back pass with a header. However, goalkeeper Meret emptied the goal to deal with it, and the ball flowed into the goal. Fortunately, it went slightly out of the goal and did not lead to an own goal. 

Napoli laughed first. In the 17th minute of the first half, after Osimen calmly caught a cross from Kvarachhelia from the left, he scored the opening goal with a powerful right-footed shot. 

Napoli continued their attack. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Zielinski fired a surprise mid-range shot, but it flew high. Roma didn’t have a chance to equalize. In the 37th minute of the first half, Matic’s pass was cut by Kim Min-jae. Dybala hit the ball right away, but it floated upward.

Napoli missed an extra goal opportunity. In the 45th minute of the first half, Rossano broke the right side and Osimen headed the cross, but it missed slightly. Roma showed their concentration at the last minute. Dybala’s cross was hit by Spinazzola in the first half of extra time, but the goalkeeper blocked it. In the end, the first half ended with Napoli laughing.

[second half]

Roma made a substitution at the start of the second half. Spinachola was removed and El Sharawi was put in. Kim Min-jae showed iron wall defense. In the 4th minute of the second half, Abraham tried to break through the side, but Kim Min-jae blocked it with a tackle. In the 16th minute of the second half, the decisive cross was also kicked by Kim Min-jae.

Napoli hit the ground. During the counterattack in the 18th minute of the second half, it became a situation of attack (3) and defense (2). 스포츠토토 However, the goalkeeper parried Rossano’s shot and swallowed the disappointment. Napoli aimed to reverse the atmosphere through a player change. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Napoli put in Elmas and Olivera.

Roma balanced the score. In the 30th minute of the second half, Zalewski’s cross from the right was pushed in by El Sharawi. Napoli scored the winning goal in the 31st minute of the second half with Simeone and Raspadori. Napoli started to pull ahead again. In the 41st minute of the second half, Simeone, who received the ball at the gate, finished with his left foot after a fantastic turn. 

The match ended with Napoli winning 2-1.

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