Tactical analysis of Napoli - Roma 1-1

Napoli – AS Roma: Speculative Roma survives the onslaught of a dominant Napoli (1-1)

Napoli keeps improving on the quality of their offensive game thanks to a free-roaming Lorenzo Insigne and an improved Fabián Ruiz. Roma survived the ensuing bombardment of crosses into their box thanks to a heroic Kostas Manolas, but continues their struggle to control the ball.

Napoli’s dream of challenging the Serie A supremacy of Juventus is a very, very difficult one, but at least we can say they are looking increasingly comfortable in Carlo Ancelotti’s new 4-4-2 formation. Faithful to their new manager’s style, Napoli now play more slowly and less aggressively than . . .

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