Napoli 2-2 Roma: Talking points as Abraham rescues late point for Giallorossi

With both teams engaged in the races for European qualification, Napoli and AS Roma shared the spoils in what turned out to be an exciting contest at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday.

The deadlock was broken in the 59th minute as Paulo Dybala converted a penalty for the visitors, scoring his first ever goal at the venue bearing the name of one of the greatest to ever play the game. Five minutes later, Mathias Olivera equalized for Napoli with a deflected effort, and Victor Osimhen turned the game around from the spot in Napoli’s favour in the 84th. But two minutes before the 90 were up, Tammy Abraham earned Roma a point.

The game

Napoli looked the better team for a long time, right from the start until somewhere in the middle of the second half. They created several good chances in the opening 45 minutes, but Roma threatened first in the sixth minute as Lorenzo Pellegrini missed a header from close range.

At the other end, Osimhen was stopped by Evan Ndicka in a promising situation inside the box only a minute later. In the 20th, Matteo Politano created a nice opportunity for Giovanni Di Lorenzo, but Mile Svilar in the Roma goal reacted well. Ten minutes later, Osimhen had another chance as he escaped Ndicka on the right, entered the box and fired from a tight angle, forcing another good save from Svilar.

The best chance of the half fell for Frank Zambo Anguissa for Napoli in the 36th minute. Osimhen won a header in the middle of the park and released the midfielder in behind the Roma defence, but as Svilar rushed out to tighten the angle, Anguissa embarrassed himself by smashing the ball far from the target.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia lacked a bit of luck two minutes later as his shot from range picked up a deflection and cheated Svilar, only to trickle wide. The Georgian winger tried again soon after, aiming this time for the far top corner, but Svilar produced a great flying save. In the last minute before the break, Kvaratskhelia…


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Author : Veselin Trajkovic

Publish date : 2024-04-28 20:23:28

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