Italian Serie A
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Napoli 1-1 Juventus

Marek Hamsik
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik equalised for the hosts but Juventus held on to move six points clear at the top of Serie A

Juventus moved six points clear at the top of Serie A with eight games remaining after a draw away to Napoli.

Sami Khedira put the visitors ahead after just seven minutes following a deft one-two with Miralem Pjanic.

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik levelled after the break from Dries Mertens' reverse pass.

Mertens then hit the post from a tight angle after beating goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to Kwadwo Asamoah's back-pass but Juve held on.

The build-up to the game had been dominated by the return to Naples of former striker Gonzalo Higuain, but the 29-year-old was unable to have a meaningful impact on the match.

Roma's 2-0 victory over Empoli on Saturday had cut the advantage of Massimiliano Allegri's side to five points, while Napoli remain third, four points ahead of Lazio.

Elsewhere on Sunday, fifth-placed Atalanta thrashed Genoa 5-0 away and bottom club Pescara held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw at home.

Street vendors sold toilet roll with pictures of former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain on outside the stadium
Street vendors sold toilet roll with pictures of former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain on outside the stadium
If you preferred, there were also pictures of Higuain standing in a toilet bowl available to buy...
If you preferred, there were also pictures of Higuain standing in a toilet bowl available to buy...

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 1Barbosa
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 3StrinicSubstituted forGhoulamat 79'minutes
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forZielinskiat 69'minutes
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forRogat 76'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 14Mertens
  • 24InsigneBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 4Giaccherini
  • 11Maggio
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 25Reina
  • 30Rog
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 32Pavoletti
  • 42Diawara
  • 99Milik

Juventus

  • 1Buffon
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 22Asamoah
  • 8MarchisioSubstituted forDybalaat 80'minutes
  • 6Khedira
  • 18LeminaSubstituted forCuadradoat 61'minutes
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forRincónat 87'minutes
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 7Cuadrado
  • 12Alex Sandro
  • 15Barzagli
  • 21Dybala
  • 23Dani Alves
  • 24Rugani
  • 25Murara Neto
  • 27Sturaro
  • 28Rincón
  • 32Audero
  • 38Mandragora
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
53,085

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 1, Juventus 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Juventus 1.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Hand ball by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Hand ball by Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Tomás Rincón replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Hand ball by Jorginho (Napoli).

Foul by Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli).

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Paulo Dybala replaces Claudio Marchisio.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Faouzi Ghoulam replaces Ivan Strinic.

Foul by Marko Rog (Napoli).

Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marko Rog (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raúl Albiol.

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

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Marek Hamsik.

Attempt missed. Jorginho (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marek Hamsik (Napoli).

Sami Khedira (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Allan.

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

Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

Dries Mertens (Napoli) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Juan Cuadrado replaces Mario Lemina.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 1, Juventus 1. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a through ball.

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

Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus30242460204074
2Roma30222666264068
3Napoli30197469333664
4Lazio30186652312160
5Atalanta30184851331858
6Inter Milan29174855312455
7AC Milan30166843331054
8Fiorentina30149747371051
9Sampdoria29118103534141
10Torino30101195650641
11Chievo30115143543-838
12Udinese30107133840-237
13Cagliari30105153959-2035
14Bologna3097142943-1434
15Sassuolo3094173748-1131
16Genoa3078153048-1829
17Empoli3057181748-3122
18Crotone3045212350-2717
19Palermo3036212563-3815
20Pescara3027213067-3713
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