NAPLES (ITALPRESS) – Napoli returns to victory after the knockout with Atalanta thanks to a pearl by Lorenzo Insigne for the final 2-1. The Neapolitans impose themselves at San Paolo on Roma, reaching the Giallorossi in fifth place, at 48 points in the standings. For Fonseca’s men, the gap from Atalanta increases inexorably, whose fourth place is now impregnable 15 lengths away. The goals all in the second half: Callejon’s paw is balanced by the precise conclusion of Mkhitaryan, then Insigne unloads a right to perfect lap for the blue advantage. One of the happiest notes of the evening, however, is undoubtedly the return to the field of Nicolò Zaniolo, who took over in the 66th minute, more than six months after the knee injury with Juventus. In the first half the first two important chances are on the feet of Fabian Ruiz and Zielinski who at 12 ‘and 14’ are rejected by two precise conclusions by a careful Pau Lopez. At 30 ‘Fonseca is already forced to make the first change, taking over Smalling (out for a muscle problem) instead of Fazio. The Napoli raises the laps and goes to centimeters from the goal of the advantage to 32 ‘: header by Milik on assist of an excellent Mario Rui and ball that breaks on the crossbar with Callejon unable to push the net on the riveted.
In the second half, Mario Rui still makes the difference on the wing: the full-back puts in the middle a perfect cross for Callejon who is not wrong face to face with Pau Lopez at 55 ‘. The peer is not long in coming, it is immediate, also due to an inattention by the Neapolitan defense: Mkhitaryan carries the ball undisturbed and kicks from twenty meters finding the 1-1 to 60 ‘. Everything seems to make you think of a draw, but Lorenzo Insigne thinks about bringing Gattuso’s smile back: right to lap, unstoppable trajectory for Pau Lopez and ball under the cross for 2-1 at minute 82.