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Napoli honors Maradona … with a foursome against Roma

Napoli honors Maradona ... with a foursome against Roma
Napoli honors Maradona … with a foursome against Roma

Napoli, while playing in shirts resembling the one worn by Argentina, in honor of its late captain Diego Armando Maradona, crushed Roma at home 4-0 in the Italian soccer league, Sunday

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Lorenzo Insigne gave the home side the lead with a worthy free kick for the late Argentine in the 30th minute and celebrated by running to his team’s bench to kiss Maradona’s shirt.

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Fabian Ruiz, Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano added a hat-trick in the second half to knock Roma down for the first time on the pitch in all competitions this season.

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The only defeat for Roma this season was when it was considered a loss against Verona, for having included a player who was not entitled to play

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As was the case in all Serie A matches this week, the match was preceded by a minute of silence in mourning for Maradona, who spent seven wonderful seasons with Napoli and the match stopped in the tenth minute in order to pay homage to the Argentine legend, who died of a heart attack at the age of 60, last Wednesday.

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Napoli advanced to fifth place with 17 points, ahead of Roma on goal difference

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And after public criticism from coach Gennaro Gattuso after the 3-1 defeat to Milan last week, Napoli entered the game strongly and advanced when Insigne hit the ball over the wall with a free kick to land goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

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Insigne also contributed to the second goal in the 64th minute, after receiving a pass from Fabien Ruiz, as he rushed forward and passed again to his Spaniard, who scored with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area and passed between the feet of one of the defenders.

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Mertens continued the ball into the net after Mirante failed to clear El Geoff Elmas’s shot, and Politano added the final touch with a one-on-one kick, as he made his way through the Roma defense and tricked Mirante into the empty net.

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