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2 vs 0
Played
October 3, 2010 2:00 PM BST
Stadio San Paolo — Napoli
Referee:‬ P. Tagliavento‎
Attendance:‬ 44782‎
 
72′ Marek Hamsik
 
83′ (OG) Juan
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Napoli 2-0 Roma

Goal.com rates the participants at the Stadio San Paolo...

By Adam Scime

  • Morgan De Sanctis
    21
    4
    3.00

    Morgan De Sanctis

    In truth the veteran was rarely tested, but he made a fantastic reaction stop on Borriello's deflected header and was off his line quickly to deny Menez on a break.

  • Hugo Campagnaro
    15
    1
    3.00

    Hugo Campagnaro

    Did his duty defensively and came forward to kill off the match with an overlapping run as his cross was deflected into the Roma net to make it 2-0 late on.

  • Paolo Cannavaro
    21
    1
    3.00

    Paolo Cannavaro

    The centre-back was solid in defence and kept Borriello quiet, while he also made a vital block on Cicinho in the first-half.

  • Salvatore Aronica
    15
    0
    3.00

    Salvatore Aronica

    Unspectacular but effective. He showed his strength against Roma's attackers on several occasions.

  • Christian Maggio
    14
    1
    3.00

    Christian Maggio

    Not a vintage performance from the right-sided player, but he put in some good crosses and won his battle with John Arne Riise.

  • Michele Pazienza
    12
    1
    3.00

    Michele Pazienza

    A quiet match for the ex-Viola man, but he worked hard in the centre of the pitch to win the midfield battle in the second-half.

  • Walter Gargano
    15
    3
    2.50

    Walter Gargano

    The Uruguayan midfielder was not at his most impressive, but he settled in the second half and dictated play in spurts.

  • Andrea Dossena
    25
    1
    3.00

    Andrea Dossena

    The former Liverpool man nearly scored the goal of the season on a fantastic counter and also assisted the opener with a low ball into the area.

  • Marek Hamsik
    72
    7
    3.50

    Marek Hamsik Top of the Match

    An incredible young player. Always looking to put his foot on the ball and help his team-mates. Kept his cool when in space to score the 1-0.

  • Edinson Cavani
    32
    3
    3.00

    Edinson Cavani

    Invisible in the first-half, he found more opportunities in the second and was unlucky as Lobont denied him two great chances. His pressure on the defence led to an own goal in Napoli's favour.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    48
    1
    3.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Another sparkling performance from the Argentine, who beat his markers with ease all day. He was just too quick for a lacklustre Roma. Also played some wonderful through balls to Cavani and other team-mates.

Substitutions

  • José Sosa
    15
    1
    0.00

    José Sosa

    Given a late run out.

  • Hassan Yebda
    17
    2
    3.00

    Hassan Yebda

    Excellent after entering the pitch. Battled hard in midfield and was arguably his best performance for his new club.

  • Camilo Zúñiga
    10
    1
    3.00

    Camilo Zúñiga

    Added a fresh pair of legs to help out the midfield and backline, replacing a tired Dossena.

  • Bogdan Lobonţ
    57
    7
    3.50

    Bogdan Lobonţ

    Made at least three brilliant stops during the match to keep Roma in it. He even almost kept out the opener, his team-mates let him down. He put in a very good display.

  • Marco Cassetti
    16
    16
    2.50

    Marco Cassetti

    Absolutely lit up by Lavezzi and tormented by Dossena time and time again. He did himself no favours of cementing a first-place team at right-back.

  • Juan
    20
    8
    2.50

    Juan

    A few crucial interceptions, but he looked flat-footed in the second half as Napoli came forward.

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    17
    9
    2.50

    Nicolas Burdisso

    Certainly not up to the level he played against Inter last weekend. The centre-back like his partner Juan appeared a step slower than the opponents.

  • Cicinho
    25
    5
    2.50

    Cicinho

    Impressed in the first-half in a midfield role, but his lack of match practice caught up with him in the second-half as he failed to have a consistent impact.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    17
    7
    2.50

    Daniele De Rossi

    Wonderful in the first-half, sitting in front of the defence and keeping his position perfectly. However, he failed to track back on Hamsik's goal and could not impose himself in the second 45.

  • David Pizarro
    12
    8
    2.50

    David Pizarro

    A very sloppy match from the fiery Chilean. Too many misplaced passes and poor challenges. Another player who is not performing as he did last season for the Giallorossi.

  • John Arne Riise
    16
    12
    2.50

    John Arne Riise

    Should have scored when he collected the ball in the area early in the contest, but shanked the ball wide. As always offered support down the left both in defensive and offensive terms.

  • Jérémy Menez
    14
    56
    2.50

    Jérémy Menez Flop of the Match

    Flop of the match. Was rarely in a position to get the ball and when he did it was often wasted. Removed at half-time.

  • Marco Borriello
    23
    6
    3.00

    Marco Borriello

    Worked very hard to lead the line and Roma were worse when he was removed. The Napoli backline was just too good for him on this occasion.

  • Francesco Totti
    28
    40
    2.50

    Francesco Totti

    He was the last to give up for the Giallorossi, but he simply was not invovled enough even if he pulled off a nice trick here and there. Roma need more from their captain.

Substitutions

  • Aleandro Rosi
    19
    8
    0.00

    Aleandro Rosi

    The 23-year-old ran quite a bit after coming on, but overall needs a bit more refining. Still you can see his potential.

  • Mirko Vučinić
    10
    11
    2.50

    Mirko Vučinić

    Failed to take two opportunities in the area, often wanting too long on the ball when it came to him. Could not repeat his heroics from last week's clash with Inter.

  • Matteo Brighi
    9
    11
    0.00

    Matteo Brighi

    The Italian midfielder did not have the effect Ranieri was looking for, the match passed him by after his half-time entrance.

Results
 
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Position
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Top Scorers
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Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
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Juventus
18 1
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Napoli
17 5
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Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
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Inter
15 0