Serie A: Napoli draw postpones Juventus Scudetto celebrations
Here’s a roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Italy’s top flight…
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Genoa 1-1 Napoli
Despite holding a man advantage for more than an hour, Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli could only muster a 1-1 draw thanks to a valiant effort by Genoa.
It was Napoli’s third match in its last five games without a win, giving Juventus a 20-point lead at the top of the table and putting them one point away from securing the title, which it can do at SPAL next week. Meanwhile, Napoli is still secure in second place in the table, especially after a dominating 4-1 win at AS Roma a week ago. However, they were defeated 2-1 by Empoli in midweek and now with the Genoa result, it’s a pair of surprise results for one of Italy’s top teams.
Ancelotti is under some pressure as well for leaving Lorenzo Insigne on the bench, and now the team has to turn things around just four days from a trip to London to face Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League.
Inter Milan 0-0 Atalanta
After six weeks out of the squad, Mauro Icardi made his return to the San Siro in his second-straight appearance for Inter Milan, as Inter played Atalanta to a scoreless draw.
Icardi drew jeers from the ultras at the San Siro but was reportedly supported from the other sections of the crowd, after it looked like he would never play for the club again. Icardi had the best chance of the game, going one-on-one with Pierluigi Gollini, but his chip was blocked.
Radja Nainggolan started on the bench but came on for Marcelo Brozovic, who looks to be out for at least a few weeks with a muscle strain.
Elsewhere in Serie A
Fiorentina 0-1 Frosinone
Udinese 3-2 Empoli
Cagliari 2-1 SPAL
Lazio 2-2 Sassuolo