Jose Mourinho's team overtook the Partenopeans in the standings.
Roma defeated Napoli in the central match of the 17th round of the Italian Serie A. The meeting at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome ended with a score of 2:0 .
For a long time, neither team could hit the opponent's goal. In the 66th minute, the Neapolitan club remained in the minority – Matteo Politano received a straight red card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
In the 76th minute, the Romans took advantage of their numerical advantage – Lorenzo Pellegrini opened the scoring in the match with a pass from Stefan El-Shaarawy.
In the 86th minute, the referee sent off another Napoli player from the field – Victor Osimhen earned a second yellow card.
In injury time, Jose Mourinho's team finally removed the question of the winner of the match. In the 90+6th minute, Romelu Lukaku sent the second goal into the Partenopean goal.
Review of the match “Roma” – “Napoli”
Thanks to this victory, Roma (28 points) moved up to sixth place in the Serie A standings, pushing Napoli (27 points) to seventh position.
In the next round, Roma will play away against Juventus on December 30, and Napoli will host Monza the day before.