Napoli has defeated AS Roma in a Serie A match played at Stadio San Paolo on Monday. Napoli won the match by a profound margin of 4-1. This was the 12th victory for Napoli in the ongoing Serie A league. With the help of this win, Napoli has moved up to no. 3 in the points table with 37 points in 19 matches.
On the other hand, this was the 7th defeat for Roma in the competition. Despite this defeat, Roma’s position in the points table didn’t change. Roma is still at no. 6 in the points table with 32 points in 19 matches.
Edinson Cavani was the stand out performer for Napoli in the match against Roma. The Uruguayan striker was in fantastic form in Monday’s match and he scored three out of the four goals scored by the Napoli team.
Cavani’s hat trick was a bit special. He scored one goal with his right foot, one with his left foot and the third one with his head. So, he scored a perfect hat trick.
With these three goals, Cavani has now become the leading goal scorer in the ongoing Italian Serie A League. He has featured for Napoli in 16 matches in the league so far and has scored 16 goals. Stephan El Shaarawy is at no. 2 with 14 goals.
In the post match press conference, Cavani looked ecstatic. When asked about his performance in the match, he said, “It was one of those days when everything went right for me. I hardly made a mistake. It’s certainly a memorable match for me.”
The manager of Napoli, Walter Mazzarri, also hailed Cavani. Mazzarri said, “It was simply a great performance by Cavani. He looked absolutely unstoppable today and won the match single handedly for us.”