Leaders Juventus lost for only the second time in Serie A this season as they fell to defeat at Napoli.

Jose Callejon opened the scoring for the third-placed hosts, finishing from close range in the first half.

Juventus, without Carlos Tevez, rarely threatened and Stephan Lichtsteiner's low effort was the best they offered.

And Napoli wrapped up the victory late on when substitute Dries Mertens latched onto Goran Pandev's ball and struck from the edge of the area.

Rare loss for Juve

  • The defeat ended Juventus' 22-match unbeaten run in the league
  • It was also the first time they have failed to score in 43 league matches

Despite the defeat, which ended a 22-match unbeaten run in the league, Juventus remain firmly on course for a third successive title.

They have 81 points, 11 more than second-placed Roma, who have a game in hand, with Napoli a further six points off the pace.

Juve came into the game on the back of an unbeaten league run that stretched back to October.

But, with top scorer Tevez suspended, they looked uncharacteristically off colour throughout and only several fine saves by Gianluigi Buffon prevented Napoli from winning by a bigger margin.

The 36-year-old Italy goalkeeper was called into action early on, when he reacted quickly to parry Callejon's fierce drive, before he somehow got a hand to Marek Hamsik's flick.

Juventus' first chance did not arrive until midway through the half, and even then it was not an effort to trouble the home side as Lichtsteiner's low shot lacked conviction and Pepe Reina gathered comfortably.

Napoli continued to attack, and Buffon again had to be at his best to deny Callejon's low drive.

But the veteran was finally beaten eight minutes before the break as Napoli took advantage of defender Giorgio Chiellini being caught out of position, with Callejon racing into the area to turn Lorenzo Insigne's ball in from close range.

The goal did not elicit a positive response from Juventus, who continued to labour in the second half, and another good save from Buffon prevented Napoli from doubling their advantage as he kept out Faouzi Ghoulam's free-kick.

The hosts' second goal came nine minutes from time, when substitute Pandev's curling long ball found Mertens, who shrugged off the attention of Claudio Marchisio to fire home a low shot from just outside the box.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Napoli

  • 25 Reina
  • 04 Henrique Booked
  • 31 Ghoulam
  • 08 Frello Filho
  • 21 Fernández
  • 33 Albiol
  • 07 Callejón (Dzemaili - 89' )
  • 88 Inler Booked
  • 09 Higuaín (Pandev - 74' )
  • 17 Hamsik (Mertens - 79' )
  • 24 Insigne

Substitutes

  • 02 Réveillere
  • 05 Britos
  • 13 Bariti
  • 14 Mertens
  • 15 Colombo
  • 16 Mesto
  • 19 Pandev
  • 20 Dzemaili
  • 22 Radosevic
  • 80 Doblas Santana
  • 85 Behrami
  • 91 Zapata

Juventus

  • 01 Buffon
  • 26 Lichtsteiner Booked
  • 22 Asamoah (Isla - 53' )
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 19 Bonucci Booked
  • 04 Cáceres
  • 23 Vidal Booked
  • 06 Pogba (Marchisio - 61' )
  • 14 Llorente
  • 18 Osvaldo (Vucinic - 70' )
  • 21 Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 08 Marchisio
  • 09 Vucinic
  • 12 Giovinco
  • 20 Padoin
  • 30 Storari
  • 33 Isla
  • 34 Rubinho
  • 38 Mattiello
  • 46 Penna
Ref: Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

7 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Napoli 2, Juventus 0.

90:00 +5:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Napoli 2, Juventus 0.

90:00 +3:38

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

90:00 +2:46 Booking

Booking Arturo Vidal (Juventus) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:42

Arturo Vidal (Juventus) has gone down, but that's a dive.

90:00 +2:21

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt blocked. Mauricio Isla (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:34

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

88:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Blerim Dzemaili replaces José Callejón.

87:41

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Mirko Vucinic is caught offside.

86:31

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:31

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Juventus).

85:50

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:13

Delay in match Dries Mertens (Napoli) because of an injury.

83:22

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Mauricio Isla is caught offside.

80:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Napoli 2, Juventus 0. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Goran Pandev following a fast break.

78:53

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

78:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces Marek Hamsik.

77:22

Attempt saved. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Goran Pandev with a through ball.

74:10

Offside, Juventus. Mauricio Isla tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

73:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Goran Pandev replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

69:52

Attempt missed. Mirko Vucinic (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

69:18

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

69:18

Martín Cáceres (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Mirko Vucinic replaces Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

68:27

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by José Callejón.

66:04

Attempt blocked. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross.

65:46

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

63:32

Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

62:54 Booking

Booking Henrique (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:53

Foul by Henrique (Napoli).

62:53

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Claudio Marchisio replaces Paul Pogba.

59:11

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

59:07

Attempt saved. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

57:48 Booking

Booking Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:47

Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:47

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

57:09

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:09

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

56:10

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

55:43

Attempt saved. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

54:38

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:38

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

53:54 Booking

Booking Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:50

José Reina (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:50

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

52:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Juventus. Mauricio Isla replaces Kwadwo Asamoah.

50:30

Offside, Napoli. Henrique tries a through ball, but José Callejón is caught offside.

49:03

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

49:03

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:56

Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:56

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus).

48:21

Offside, Juventus. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

46:10

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:10

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Juventus).

45:00

Second Half begins Napoli 1, Juventus 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Napoli 1, Juventus 0.

45:00 +0:31

Attempt missed. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

43:43

Attempt missed. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner with a cross.

41:51

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.

40:45

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

36:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Napoli 1, Juventus 0. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne with a cross.

34:31 Booking

Booking Gökhan Inler (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:29

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

34:29

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:57

Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:27

Foul by Marek Hamsik (Napoli).

30:27

Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:59

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:33

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

28:30

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne with a cross.

25:17

Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:17

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Juventus).

25:08

Attempt saved. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:48

Foul by Henrique (Napoli).

22:48

Paul Pogba (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:46

Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

19:46

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:10

Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:10

Foul by Paul Pogba (Juventus).

16:57

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

13:16

Hand ball by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

10:53

Offside, Juventus. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is caught offside.

9:56

Hand ball by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

9:18

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

9:16

Attempt saved. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrique.

6:36

Offside, Napoli. Gonzalo Higuaín tries a through ball, but Marek Hamsik is caught offside.

6:35

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6:03

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

5:59

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

5:57

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

3:58

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

3:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2:05

Delay in match Arturo Vidal (Juventus) because of an injury.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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