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Benitez is failing Higuain, Hamsik and Callejon as Roma finally win at home

Roma continue to hang on to their Champions League dream by their fingernails, but Saturday’s 1-0 victory did more to highlight the failings of Napoli than provide a compelling case for the home side’s credentials as favourites for second place in Serie A.

The dreadful run of form which had seen Roma fall 14 points behind leaders Juventus and put their position as Champions League certainties in serious jeopardy was momentarily halted by a narrow victory at Cesena before the international break.

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