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Napoli’s chances of winning the Italian Seria a dealt a major blow, as they lost an important match against out of form side AS Roma at the Stadio San Paulo on Saturday.

Napoli started the game brightly and Lorenzo Insigne gave them an early lead in the 6th minute itself.But the celebrations did not last for long as Roma’s young sensation Cengiz Under scored straight away in the 7th minute to make the scoreline 1-1.Edin Dzeko gave the visitors half-time lead through a headed goal assisted by Florenzi from the right.

Dzeko scored his second in the 73rd minute to leave Napoli fans in sorrow, before Diego Perotti made it 1-4 in the 79th minute.

Dries Mertens scored a consolation goal in injury time to end the game 2-4 in favour of AS Roma.

Napoli were 4 points ahead of Juventus before the turin side closed the gap to one point, still with a game in hand following their hard fought victory against Lazio this evening.

This defeat makes Juventus firm favourites to win the seria a title, as Napoli are yet to play the old lady at the Allianz Stadium.


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