Connect with us


Serie A: Roma leapfrog Napoli with away victory



Serie A: Roma leapfrog Napoli

Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma handed Napoli their first home defeat since May 2015 to move above them into second place in Serie A.

Former Manchester City striker Dzeko has now scored seven times this season to become the league’s leading scorer.

Dzeko, 30, slotted Roma ahead following a mistake by Kalidou Koulibaly and made it 2-0 when he headed in following a 54th-minute free-kick.

Koulibaly headed a goal back but Mohamed Salah sealed victory late on.

Edin Dzeko has enjoyed a superb start to the season.

After scoring just eight league goals last season, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international has seven in eight games this time around.

But Roma coach Luciano Spalletti believes he could have added even further to his tally in the fixture known as the ‘Derby del Sole’.

Spalletti said: “He scored twice, but if you ask me he can score more if he just showed a little more fighting spirit, and was more clinical.

“In the opening half he had four or five chances to hurt Napoli. For a player with his physical and technical skills, he can do much better.”

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now