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Miralem Pjanic Showed His Class in Win against Napoli

Denny Medley – USA Today Sports

Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic proved to be the difference maker in the match between AS Roma and Napoli where the current Serie A leaders extended their unbeaten run through eight games following an impressive win against the San Paolo side.

It was predicted that this match was going to be a tight one in the preview and it didn’t disappoint anyone. Despite the fact that both sides tried to push forward constantly, the defenses were solid through the match, being Pjanic the only one that was able to incline the score to one team in particular.

The Bosnian playmaker displayed some solid attacking movements early on and he was the one that netted the first goal of the match in stoppage time of the first half. The former Lyon star who arrived to the Romanian side two years ago from the French Ligue 1, netted his second personal goal of the game with a penalty shot following a red card against Paolo Cannavaro.

Roma conquered their eighth win in equal number of matches and what’s more surprising, they have received only one goal against them in the Serie A so far. But despite the solid defensive efforts they have in each game, their attacking players have been even more impressive.

Miralem Pjanic has been the orchestra director of a team that includes players like GervinhoFrancesco Totti and Adem Ljajic, just to name a few. His performance against Napoli was only another statement of his importance to a team that were expected to battle for a European spot and are now considered legitimate title contenders after the first eight games of the season.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google