Roma was both classy and fortunate to beat Napoli 2-0 on Friday and match the best start in Serie A history with its eighth consecutive win.

Miralem Pjanic scored twice for the Giallorossi in the 1 vs. 2 clash.

First, the Bosnia midfielder found the net four minutes into first-half added time with a sublime free kick that went over Napoli’s wall before dipping down into the top corner. Then he added a penalty in the 71st after Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro was shown a red card for taking down Marco Borriello inside the area, leaving the visitors with 10 men.

Napoli wasted three close chances. Goran Pandev failed to finish with only the goalkeeper to beat and Lorenzo Insigne and Gokhan Inler each hit the post.

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