Italian Serie A
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Napoli 3-1 Chievo

Napoli are chasing their first Serie A title since 1990
Napoli are chasing their first Serie A title since 1990

Napoli returned to the top of Serie A on goal difference from Juventus after coming from behind to defeat Chievo.

Nicola Rigoni's smart finish gave the visitors an early lead before Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain levelled with his 26th Serie A goal of the season.

Goals by former Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches and Jose Callejon sealed the points.

Juventus will go three points clear at the top if they win away to Atalanta on Sunday.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Sampdoria moved eight points clear of the relegation zone by defeating bottom club Hellas Verona 3-0.

Verona are nine points from safety with 10 games remaining.

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 21Chiriches
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 19López SilvaSubstituted forAllanat 67'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forChalobahat 86'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 9Higuaín
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forMertensat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 5Allan
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 18Regini
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 88Grassi
  • 94Chalobah
  • 96Luperto

Chievo

  • 1Bizzarri
  • 21Frey
  • 3Dainelli
  • 12CesarBooked at 58mins
  • 29Cacciatore
  • 19CastroBooked at 11mins
  • 8Radovanovic
  • 4RigoniSubstituted forHetemajat 67'minutes
  • 23BirsaSubstituted forMeggioriniat 64'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 31PellissierSubstituted forFloro Floresat 55'minutes
  • 40M'Poku

Substitutes

  • 2Spolli
  • 6Pinzi
  • 7Pepe
  • 10Ninkovic
  • 20Sardo
  • 32Bressan
  • 36Costa
  • 56Hetemaj
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 83Floro Flores
  • 90Seculin
Referee:
Marco Di Bello
Attendance:
33,239

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamChievo
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 3, Chievo 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 3, Chievo 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Chievo. Lucas Castro tries a through ball, but Antonio Floro Flores is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Nicolas Frey.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Marek Hamsik.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

  10. Post update

    Antonio Floro Flores (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Allan (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

  12. Booking

    Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Allan (Napoli).

  16. Post update

    Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Castro with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 5th March 2016

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