Napoli Go Clear! – Italian Football News 10 Oct 22

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Napoli Go Clear! – Italian Football News 10 Oct 22

Napoli put daylight between them and Atalanta at the top of Serie A after the Bergamaschi gave away a two-goal lead away to Udinese to draw 2-2.

The draw meant that Napoli’s game, away at Cremonese a couple of hours later, was a chance for the Napoletans to go two points clear.

It’s a situation where Napoli have choked in the last few seasons, tripping up in relatively easy games against more lowly placed opposition.

But no choke this time.

Although Cremonese gave them a hell of a game, equalising Politano’s first half penalty with a goal from Dessers just after half time and pushing them hard right up to the end of 90 minutes, Napoli ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners thanks to a Simeone goal on 76 and injury time goals from Lozano and Oliveira.

A solid performance that means Napoli have scored 10 goals in two games away from home this week.

Earlier in Udine, Atalanta were 2-0 up and coasting, but goals from Deulofeu and Perez in a second-half 10 minute spell put Udinese back on terms to grab a point.

In the evening game, a 2-1 win for Roma against Lecce came at a huge cost.

Paulo Dybala stepped up to score the winning goal from the penalty spot just after half time but just after he did so, he pulled up with a thigh injury.

He left the field as a precaution but was shown in tears on the bench.

Mourinho described the injury as ‘not very, very bad but very bad,’ adding that the Argentinian won’t play for Roma again this year.

This means it is very possible that Dybala will miss the World Cup.

In the other matches, Torino and Empoli drew 1-1, Monza beat Spezia and Salernitana scored an injury-time winner to beat Hellas Verona 2-1

The final game of this weekend’s serie a round takes place tonight when Fiorentina play Lazio.

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