The Napoli players defeated Roma 2-1 (0-0) and tied with them in points in the fight for fifth place, in the last game of the 30th round of the Italian Serie A.
In the 55th minute, Napoli took the lead with a goal by Callejon. Mkhitaryan equalized just five minutes later. In the 80th minute, Lorenzo Insigne brought the home team’s victory.
On Saturday, Juventus won the city derby 4-1 making a big step towards winning the title. Especially after Milan defeated Lazio 3-0 in Rome, so Turin’s “Old Lady” now has seven points more just four rounds before the end. Juventus leads with 75 points, Lazio has 68, Inter 64, and Atalanta has 63 points. The fifth-placed Roma and Napoli are in sixth place with 48 points each, and Milan is also fighting for a place in the European League with 46 points.
Napoli 2-1 Roma (HT 0-0)
Scorers: J. Callejon 55, Mkhitaryan 60, L. Insigne 82.
Napoli: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Manolas (Maksimovic 63), Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Fabian Ruiz (Elmas 86), Demme (Lobotka 70), Zielinski, Callejon (Lozano 70), Insigne, Milik (Mertens 63).
Subs not used: Karnezis, Luperto, Ghoulam, Hysaj, Younes, Politano.
Coach: Gennaro Gattuso.
Roma: Pau Lopez, Ibanez, Mancini, Smalling (Fazio 30), Zappacosta, Pellegrini (Cristante 76), Veretout, Spinazzola, Mkhitaryan, Kluivert (Zaniolo 70), Dzeko.
Coach: Paulo Fonseca.