SSC Napoli, which is aiming to win Serie A for the 안전놀이터 first time in 33 years, laughed alone in the 26th round of the league.
AS Roma lost 3-4 in the 26th round of Serie A in the 2022/23 season against US Sassuolo Calcio held at Stadio Olimpico on the 13th (Korean time).
Roma, who conceded three goals in the first half, did their best until the end of the game, including a chase goal in extra time in the second half, but failed to equalize and gave Sassuolo three points at the end of a slugfest.
Roma, 5th in the league, who failed to score points against Sassuolo, failed to jump up the rankings while still maintaining 47 points (14 wins, 5 draws, 7 losses).
There are several teams that will be happy to hear the news of Roma’s defeat, and one of them is Napoli, where Kim Min-jae is playing. Currently, Napoli leads the league with 68 points (22 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses) and is aiming for the Serie A championship.
Although the difference in points with 2nd place Inter Milan (50 points) is as high as 18 points, Napoli is closely watching the situation of the rival teams in each match as they cannot be vigilant with about 1/3 of the season left.
The news of Rome’s defeat made Naples smile. If Roma had won, they could have scored 50 points and moved up to third place in the league, but with a defeat, Napoli succeeded in widening the gap with Roma.
The news that made Naples happy didn’t stop with the Rome match. SS Lazio (49 points), who lost 0-1 to Napoli on the 4th, failed to jump to second place with a 0-0 draw against Bologna in the 26th round of the league on the 12th.
The loss of Lazio, who jumped to second place after beating Napoli in the 25th round, meant that the gap between Napoli and the second place group widened by more than six games (18 points) again.
In addition, Inter, second in Serie A, failed to pursue Napoli after losing against Spezia in the 26th round of the league on the 11th.
If last season’s Serie A champion and current league 4th place AC Milan (47 points) fails to hunt for 3 points against US Salernitana on the 14th, Napoli will be able to laugh alone in the 26th round of the league.
While all competing teams suffered defeats in the 26th round, Napoli’s clean 2-0 victory over Atalanta on the 12th brought back the team atmosphere that was broken by the defeat against Lazio.