Napoli continued their march towards their first Serie A title since the 1989/90 season with another important win over Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma away from home.
Victor Osimhen scored the only goal of the game which was enough to deliver Napoli its 11th consecutive win in all competitions.
Roma, even at home, followed Mourinho’s blueprint of sitting back and trying to counter Luciano Spalletti’s electrifying front line which resulted in a very dull first half of football.
The only noticeable incident occurred in the 38th minute when VAR overturned a penalty call after Rui Patricio seemingly made a late challenge on midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
The visitors were the ones to show any intent past the hour mark with Napoli wasting several chances to score before Osimhen finally found the back of the net in the 80th minute with the Nigeran having to volley his goal from an acute angle to break Roma’s defences.
Napoli, with their win over Roma, moves three points clear of the second-placed AC Milan, a side they have already beaten, in the Serie A league table with 29 points from 11 games.
If their form in the Champions League and the league is anything to go by, they are primed for their first domestic league title in over two decades after flirting with it in the previous seasons.