Napoli’s Serie A title hopes suffered an enormous blow as Stephan El Shaarawy’s last-gasp equaliser earned AS Roma a 1-1 draw on the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Monday.
The hosts held the lead in a tense conflict in Naples for almost all of the competition after captain Lorenzo Insigne broke the impasse with a well-taken penalty after 11 minutes.
Chasing a primary Scudetto since 1990, Napoli appeared nervy as they went searching for three factors that might have closed the hole on leaders AC Milan, with Roma having a number of probabilities to stage within the second half.
The house aspect appeared like they’d performed sufficient to carry on because the clock handed 90 minutes, earlier than substitute El Shaarawy broke Napoli hearts in stoppage time, firing a leveller that in-form Roma deserved.
The draw left Napoli third within the standings on 67 factors from 33 matches, 4 factors behind leaders AC Milan. Roma stayed fifth on 58 factors having stretched their unbeaten run in Serie A to 12 matches.