Napoli are now looking unstoppable as they have extended their winning streak to 11 games in all competitions. Victor Osimhen’s late strike was enough for them to take all three points in Rome as they defeated Roma by a goal to nil.
Napoli thought they had a penalty in the 38th minute when keeper Rui Patricio seemingly made a late challenge on midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Still, the decision was revoked after a VAR check.
Napoli controlled the game by the hour mark and had several chances to score, with Roma struggling to get the ball out of their half.
Osimhen secured the win for Napoli 10 minutes before full-time when he volleyed in the ball from an acute angle with one touch.
This caps off an impressive performance for Nigerians across Europe this week. Osimhen has scored three goals in three consecutive games since his return from injury.
Napoli now have a three-point lead at the top with 29 after 11 games, three ahead of AC Milan in second place. Roma are fifth with 22 points.