Napoli earn a late win over AS Roma: Key stats
Giovanni Simeone helped Napoli march toward a first Serie A title in over three decades with the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over AS Roma on matchday 20. Napoli have gone 13 points clear of second-placed Inter Milan. Simeone scored in the 86th minute after Stephan El Shaarawy had scored the equalizer for Roma. Here we present the key stats.
Key match stats and points table
Both Napoli and Roma managed 11 attempts each. Napoli had six shots on target while Roma clocked 3. Napoli had 57% ball possession, besides an 84% pass accuracy. Roma earned 8 corners. Having played 20 games, Napoli have raced to 53 points (W17 D2 L1). Roma are now sixth with 37 points from 20 games.
Key records scripted in the match
As per Opta, the 13 points difference between the top two teams in Serie A this season is the biggest gap after a period of 20 matches. Previously, the longest gap was 11 points in 2006-07. In 16 Serie A games this season, Victor Osimhen has already equaled his best tally of goals scored in a single campaign in the Big-5 European Leagues: 14.
Napoli fend off Roma
Osimhen handed Luciano Spalletti's side an early lead but Roma leveled through El Shaarawy in a crucial phase. However, the hosts searched for a winner and Simeone's effort into the top corner proved decisive. Napoli held on to seal all three points. Napoli are now the favorites to win the first Scudetto since 1990.