Serie A: Juventus reclaim top spot, Napoli suffer another blow

Serie A: Juventus reclaim top spot, Napoli suffer another blow

Italian champions, Juventus, are on course for an unprecedented seventh Serie A titles in a row, after returning to the top of the Serie A with a win over Udinese, while SSC Napoli dropped more points.

Juve saw off Udinese 2-0 thanks to goals in either half from Paulo Dybala, while Napoli were unable to break down an organised Inter Milan side.

It was the second consecutive games Napoli would be dropping points, following that heavy 4-2 defeat in the hands of AS Roma last weekend.

Former leaders, Napoli were the dominant side in their game against Inter, but ultimately found the Luciano Spalletti a difficult side to cut open, especially in the first half.

Inter almost took the lead in the second half, but Milan Skriniar watched as his header came off the Partenopei post.

The visitors’  continued to struggle to carve open their hosts, but they had an opportunity to finally break the deadlock when Lorenzo Insigne was presented with a brilliant chance after the hour mark.

However, the forward attempted an audacious chip, which sailed over the Inter post and on the net.

The hosts held on for a draw, which sees Maurizio Sarri’s men drop points for the second week a row, and lose their position as league leaders to defending champions, the Old Lady, who go a point clear with a game in hand against Atalanta also on the cards.

A very good week it has been for Juve, following their passage to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League, with another important victory in their domestic league.

Elsewhere in the league, AC Milan are closing in on the top four after their hard-fought 1-0 win at Genoa.

Second half substitute, Andre Silva scored in stoppage time to hand Gennaro Gattuso’s side a valuable win and three points.

The result means they are now within seven points of city rivals, Inter, who are fifth, and a further point adrift of fourth place Lazio, who were came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Cagliari.

Full Results
Saturday, 10 March
Verona 1-1 Chievo

Sunday, 11 March
Fiorentina 1-0 Benevento
Bologna 0-1 Atalanta
Cagliari 2-2 Lazio
Crotone 4-1 Sampdoria
Juventus 2-0 Udinese
Sassuolo 1-1 SPAL
Genoa 0-1 AC Milan

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