(Reuters) – Victor Osimén’s superb first-half goal and Giovanni Simeone’s second-half decider saw Napoli secure a 2-1 win at home to Roma on Sunday, ending a 33-year wait in Serie A. I’m one step closer to hitting the . Title.
Napoli lead the league with 53 points from 20 games, 13 ahead of second-placed Inter Milan. Roma are sixth with 37 points.
Kim Min-jae came close to Napoli’s own goal in the 12th minute when he misjudged the position of keeper Alex Meret and headed the ball just to the right of the open goal.
Osimén, Serie A’s top scorer, put Napoli ahead in the 17th minute, chesting down a cross in the box and sending the ball into the roof of the net with a volley.
The 24-year-old Nigerian has scored 14 goals in Serie A this season.
Merett was forced to make a full-stretch save to stop Brian Cristante’s header after a corner kick in the 61st minute, and three minutes later Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio saved a shot from a Napoli counterattack.
Roma equalized in the 75th minute when substitute Stephan El Shaarawy escaped from the marker and delivered a cross from a sharp angle.
Four minutes before stoppage time, Simone won the ball on the edge of the box, turned it around and placed it in the top right corner, sending the fans of the Diego Armando Maradona stadium into a frenzy.
(Reporting by Tommy Lund, Gdansk; Editing by Clare Fallon)