Roma and Napoli win

  • Last Updated: March 17 2014, 22:30 GMT

A review of Monday night's action in the Italian Serie A, as Roma and Napoli both claimed narrow victories.

Roma's Greek defender Vasilis Torosidis celebrates
Roma's Greek defender Vasilis Torosidis celebrates

Roma edged out Udinese 3-2 at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to a goal on his return from Francesco Totti and some fine goalkeeping from Morgan De Sanctis.

Totti put the Giallorossi in front with Mattia Destro adding a second, with De Sanctis making fine stops after each goal.

Giampiero Pinzi did finally pull a goal back for Udinese early in the second half, but Vasilis Torosidis restored Roma's two-goal lead midway through the second half.

De Sanctis made another excellent save before Dusan Basta set up a grandstand finish, but Roma held on to move three points clear of third-placed Napoli and remain on course for a place in the Champions League next season.

Napoli did their bit as Gonzalo Higuain's last-gasp goal earned them three unlikely points with a 1-0 win at Torino.

Torino, who have now lost their last four games, had the better of the match from start to finish, hitting the post twice before Higuain broke their hearts in the last minute.

The win handed Napoli a 10-point advantage over fourth-placed Fiorentina.


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