Napoli 1-1 Roma
A 1-0 victory over Juventus on Saturday was Napoli’s third in four matches, as they set themselves up for a tough encounter against Serie A leaders Roma at the San Siro on Sunday.
Napoli, who were without top scorer Alessandro Del Piero, have now lost three straight games, with four defeats in all competitions.
The win means they have now won seven of their last eight matches, while Roma have won their last seven league matches, and seven of nine.
In the last 10 meetings, Napoli have won five of their six away games, while the hosts have lost four of five at home.
Their only loss came at home to Bologna on October 19, when Paulo Dybala’s header was turned in by Gianluigi Buffon’s cross.
Roma have scored 16 goals in their last 11 games, and are undefeated in Serie A this season.
The hosts have won all five of those meetings with Napoli, with only the last coming at the end of last season.
Napolitano said the home side will take care of business, despite losing their two top scorers.
“They’ve been good in the last five games, especially Dybalo, who has been very good,” he said.
“We know that we have to have a lot of respect for them, as we know that the first goal was by them.
We’re a very good team, we know our opponents, we understand their game, and we know how to counter them.
We will have to be more compact and more solid.”
Juventus have now conceded 15 goals in 11 Serie A matches, with their last three losses coming in Rome and Turin.
Rome have now drawn four of their past five away games against Napoli and won the last two at the Aviva.