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Koulibaly keeps Napoli in the running for Serie A

24 April 2018, 04:05 | Stacy Ballard

Serie A match report Juventus v Napoli 22 April 2018

Juventus v Napoli: Serie A – live!

Napoli have only ever won two Serie A titles, both with Diego Maradona in their side, most recently in 1989-90. It was just their third league defeat this season and a first since Nov 19.

Kalidou Koulibaly headed in a late victor in Turin to send Napoli to within a point of Juventus in the race for the Serie A title.

Juve, who have lost their last five European Cup finals, are gunning for a seventh consecutive Scudetto and presently sit a point ahead of second-place Napoli with four Serie A matches remaining this season.

"Chiellini underwent medical tests following his early exit from Sunday's match against Napoli", Juventus said in a statement.

"We are a team whose philosophy is always to try and impose our style of play and we will try to do that in Turin as well", he added.

Juventus vs Napoli is being shown live on BT Sport 1, with the pre-match build-up starting at 7.30pm.

Between now and the end of the season, Juventus are away to Inter, home to Bologna, away to AS Roma and finally home to Verona, while Napoli are away to Fiorentina, home to Torino, away to Sampdoria and home to Crotone.

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The closest Juve came to a goal was in the first half when Miralem Pjanic hit the woodwork with a deflected free-kick.

Napoli had the ball in the back of the net as half-time approached, Insigne prodding home only for referee Gianluca Rocchi to rule that the Italy striker had been offside.

Milinkovic-Savic had headed in Stefan Radu's cross in the 32nd minute and Stefan de Vrij headed in a corner 10 minutes later.

Chievo set up a tense finale when substitute Mariusz Stepinski scored in the final minute and nearly snatched an equalizer in stoppages.

The Bianconeri will also face AC Milan in the Coppa Italia final on May 9.

Davide Faraoni scored in the 86th minute to give Crotone a 2-1 win at Udinese, who slumped to a remarkable 11th consecutive league defeat.



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