24 October 2021 Many emotions but Rome and Naples do not break through and the big match of the Olimpico ends 0-0. With this tie, Napoli rises to 25 points and re-hooks Milan at the top of the Serie A standings, while the Giallorossi rise to 16 points. After the sensational 6-1 scored by Bodo Glimt in the Conference League, Mourinho's team reacts, does not find success but pulls out a strong match against Napoli which was full points. Several occasions on both sides with Abraham and Osimhen protagonists and with Mourinho who is expelled at 80 for protests. Mourinho sets up a 4-2-3-1 at the start with Abraham forward and Zaniolo, Pellegrini and Mkhitaryan just behind. The Portuguese coach even sent some of the negative protagonists of the European match to the stands: Villar, Borja Mayoral, Kumbulla, Reynolds and Diawara.On the other hand, Luciano Spalletti sends out the trident formed by Politano, Osimhen and Insigne.

Roma immediately tried to scare Ospina and in the 7th minute a Pellegrini left from the edge just ended up on the bottom deflected by Koulibaly.

The two teams are careful not to uncover and at 14 'Osimhen is dangerous, the goalkeeper does not come out but Mancini resolves. The first real chance is for Roma and arrives at 28 'with Cristante who unmarks Abraham who only in front of Ospina kicks on the bottom. In the final of the first half the reaction of Spalletti's team, twice with Insigne at 42 'with a nice right that ends high and at 45' with a low right that Rui Patricio blocks.

In the second half, Napoli keeps more possession of the ball and touches the advantage at 60 ': great play by Fabian Ruiz for Politano who puts it low on the near post, Mancini and Osimhen arrive practically together on the ball, and after several rebounds the ball hits the post , then Karsdorp walls Mario Rui's conclusion.

Then on the corner again the Nigerian striker hits the top of the crossbar in the 63rd minute. Mourinho's team reacts, in the 65th minute Mkhitaryan tries from outside, checks Ospina. A minute later Karsdorp's launch for Pellegrini who in the area tries to fly with the right that ends just outside. Napoli retreats and Roma touches the goal again: in the 72nd minute on a free-kick from the right, Mancini emerges in the area who, all alone, does not find the door.

At 80 'the referee Massa in a very delicate and excited moment of the match expelled the Roma coach, Josè Mourinho, for a double yellow card.

At 89 'Osimhen scores with a header but from an offside position.

In the final, many fouls and fatigue after a tense and hard-fought race that gives one point each, with a controversial ending and with Massa also expelling Spalletti at the end of the race.