Match ends, Fiorentina 1, Napoli 1.
Napoli failed to move within a point of Serie A leaders Juventus as their hopes of winning a first title since 1990 were hampered by a draw at Fiorentina.
Fourth-placed Fiorentina took an early lead through Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso's glancing header from a corner.
But straight from the restart, Alonso's poor clearance let Serie A top scorer Gonzalo Higuain fire in the equaliser.
Fiorentina responded by hitting the bar twice but second-placed Napoli, now three points adrift of Juve, survived.
The visitors could have nicked a winner in the final moments through Lorenzo Insigne, who was robbed at gunpoint at the weekend.
The draw did not significantly boost Fiorentina's ambitions of finishing in the top three and earning Champions League qualification.
La Viola, managed by ex-Leicester, Swansea and QPR manager Paulo Sousa, would have overtaken third-placed Roma with a win, but instead remain behind the Giallorossi on goal difference.
The two sides meet in the capital on Friday.
Earlier on Monday, seventh-placed Sassuolo boosted their hopes of Europa League qualification with a 2-0 win at Lazio.
The visitors, only promoted to the top flight three years ago, are now six points behind AC Milan in the final spot.
- 5BadeljSubstituted forIlicicat 90'minutes
- 14FernándezSubstituted forBernardeschiat 69'minutes
- 20Valero Iglesias
- 9N Kalinic
- 6Facundo Costa
- 33AlbiolBooked at 53mins
- 5AllanSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 67'minutes
- 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 77'minutes
- 9HiguaínSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 90'minutes
- 19López Silva
- 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
- Paolo Tagliavento
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fiorentina 1, Napoli 1.
Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).
Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli).
Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Manolo Gabbiadini.
Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).
Substitution, Fiorentina. Josip Ilicic replaces Milan Badelj.
Substitution, Napoli. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.
Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David López (Napoli).
Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Offside, Napoli. Dries Mertens tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.
Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).
Attempt blocked. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.
Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces José Callejón.