And the coach of Rome, Jose Mourinho, fulfilled his promise at the press conference, where he revealed the formation that will play the match 24 hours before, and indeed the starting lineup was made up of the same strength of the formation that faced Juventus in the last round.
This formation was made up of Rui Patricio in goalkeeper, Rick Cassdrop, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez and Matthias Fina in defense, Jordan Vertu, Brian Cristante, Nicolo Zaniolo, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Henrique Mkhitaryan in the middle, led by Tammy Abraham in the center of the spearhead.
The most dangerous attempts in the first half of the meeting came in favor of Roma in the 28th minute by striker Tami Abraham, who hit a ball that passed near the post.
And in the 57th minute, Napoli demanded a penalty kick after Andre Zambo Anguisa fell inside the area, but the referee indicated that the game would continue.
Napoli almost snatched the victory in the 60th minute with a shot from Victor Osimhen that hit the right post, and Mario Roy tried to follow it, but it was turned away to a corner.
Osimene tried again in the 63rd minute from a corner that reached him, but his header crossed the crossbar.
Mourinho made his first substitution, with Stephan El Shaarawy replacing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 66th minute, while Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti made two substitutions, with Elif Elmas and Hirving Lozano replacing Peter Zielinsky and Matteo Politano in the 71st minute, followed by Dries Mertens at the expense of Lorenzo Insigne in the 81st minute.
In the 82nd minute, Mourinho received a second warning to be sent off the field, and his third substitution in his absence comes with Eldor Shumorodov replacing Abraham in the 86th minute, and Victor Osimhen scored the winning goal for Napoli in the 89th minute, but it was canceled due to offside.
With this result, Napoli continues to lead the Italian league with 25 points, but with a goal difference from Milan after its successive series of victories stopped at number 8, while Roma raised its score to 16 points in fourth place temporarily.