In Serie A, more than ever, there are Naples and the rest of the world. If the Neapolitan leader won another victory on Tuesday, the tenth in a row, against Empoli (2-0), his pursuers, they drop points. After AC Milan, second, who did not win on Tuesday on the lawn of Cremonese (0-0)these are Atalanta, beaten in Lecce (1-2), and AS Roma, author of a draw in Sassuolo (1-1)who, on Wednesday, failed to win.
Beaten Sunday in the derby (0-1), Roma thought they had done the hardest part against Sassuolo by scoring a goal in the 80th minute on a powerful header from striker Abraham, who came into play a quarter of an hour earlier, after a nice cross from Mancini . But Pinamonti equalized a few minutes later, on a cross from the former Merlu Laurienté. The Romans are in fifth place in the standings.
Another setback for Atalanta
For his part, after having tilted against Naples (1-2) On Saturday, Atalanta Bergamo again suffered a setback, this time more surprising, against Lecce, who occupied 17th place in Serie A before this 14th day. Deceived by two goals in quick succession in the first half (Baschirotto in the 28th, Di Francesco in the 30th), the Bergamasques, who nevertheless quickly reduced the score by Zapata (40th), did not manage to come back.
Atalanta is in fourth place in the standings, tied on points with Lazio (3rd), who host Monza on Thursday (8:45 p.m.). Inter Milan later in the evening took advantage of the missteps of their competitors to climb to fourth place after crushing Bologna (6-1).