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 forMarques Loureiroat 67'minutes
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forChalobahat 86'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 9Higuaín
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forMertensat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 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

Match ends, Napoli 3, Chievo 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 3, Chievo 1.

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

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

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Nicolas Frey.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Marek Hamsik.

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

Foul by Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo).

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo).

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

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

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.

Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

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

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

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

Offside, Chievo. Ivan Radovanovic tries a through ball, but Riccardo Meggiorini is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 3, Chievo 1. José Callejón (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Allan.

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

Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Perparim Hetemaj replaces Nicola Rigoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Allan replaces David López.

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

Foul by Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo).

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

Substitution

Substitution, Chievo. Riccardo Meggiorini replaces Valter Birsa.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Dario Dainelli.

Attempt blocked. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Offside, Chievo. Paul-José M'Poku tries a through ball, but Antonio Floro Flores is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nicola Rigoni (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jorginho.

Booking

Bostjan Cesar (Chievo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

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Saturday 5th March 2016

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