Roma ensure higher finish than neighbours Lazio with a fine home win.
Roma guaranteed a higher finish than rivals Lazio, with a 2-1 win over Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A.
The first chance of real note fell to Miralem Pjanic who curled a free kick dipping toward goal, forcing Antonio Rosati to scramble across his line and leap to push the effort over his crossbar.
The match continued at a languid pace until a flurry of chances in the final minutes of the first half. When Destro saw a late effort rebound of the upright and his subsequent chip cleared from the goal-line as the half ended without a goal.
In their first chance after the break, the Giallorossi took the lead through Marquinho. The ball fell to the feet of the Brazilian who ran onto the bouncing ball and hit it first time with his drilled effort sailing past Rosati to the delight of the home crowd.
Mattio Destro, after coming so close to scoring in the first half, did get his goal, controlling the ball neatly inside the area and turning to baffle the Napoli back line, sending his shot toward goal. Rosati got a hand to the effort, which was not particularly well hit, but could not keep the ball from agonisingly dribbling over the line. Destro ran round the goal to celebrate as Rosati punched the air in frustration at his mistake. Walter Mazzarri’s men managed to get one goal back thanks to Cavani after Bogdan Lobont failed to punch clear an in-swinging free kick leaving the Serie A top scorer to sweep up and half the deficit.