Roma 0-1 Napoli: Osimhen fires Partenopei past Mourinho’s men

Napoli's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen shoots to open the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Rome and Napoli on October 23, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)
John Solano

calendar date23 Oct 18:45
MatchDay 11

A late goal from Napoli striker Victor Osimhen extended the team’s season-opening unbeaten streak to sixteen as they defeated Roma 1-0 this evening in the Italian capital. 

The Partenopei handed Jose Mourinho’s side their third league defeat of the season and maintained their position at the top of the Serie A table, winning 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. 

It also marks the first time Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has won against a Jose Mourinho-coached team. Entering tonight, the Tuscan was 0-3-3 against the Special One in his career.

As for the Giallorossi, it’s a missed opportunity to close the gap on the league leaders and improve their position in the race for the top four.

Much like in previous matches, their season-long attacking struggles came back to bite them. Roma failed to register a single shot on target and ended the match with 0 big chances created. 

Attacking trio Lorenzo Pellegrini, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Tammy Abraham were lifeless while substitutes Andrea Belotti and Eldor Shomurodov didn’t fare much better.

The five attackers combined ended the clash with a total of 2 shots–further highlighting the ineffectiveness of their attack.

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