Preview: Roma vs. Napoli

John Solano

Roma vs. Napoli
San Paolo
15 October, 2016
15.00 CET

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Probable Formations

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AS Roma
Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Jesus
De Rossi, Paredes
Salah, Nainggolan, Perotti

Hysaj, Maksimović, Koulibaly, Ghoulam
Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik
Callejon, Gabbiadini, Insigne




Key Match-up:

Juan Jesus  vs. José Callejón 

Juan Jesus has not had a good season. José Callejón HAS had a good season.

The Brazilian has been nothing short of an embarrassment in his short time thus far at Roma. Between his errant passes and his amateur-level of defensive positioning, Jesus has drawn the ire of fans both at the stadium and on social media. The  narrative of José Callejón’s season reads the exact opposite of Juan Jesus’. The Spaniard leads Napoli with 5 goals scored so far in Serie A and has caused nightmares for his opponents down the right flank.

If Roma want any chance of getting a result at the always difficult San Paolo, then one of their top priorities has to be curbing the speedy ex-Real Madrid man, a responsibility that will fall primarily onto the shoulders of Juan Jesus, who will have a chance to right all of the wrongs he has committed so far this season.