Italian Serie A
Fiorentina1Napoli1

Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain's goal, which came 67 seconds after Fiorentina's opener, is the fastest equaliser in Serie A this season

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.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 28Alonso
  • 5BadeljSubstituted forIlicicat 90'minutes
  • 8Vecino
  • 27Tello
  • 14FernándezSubstituted forBernardeschiat 69'minutes
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 9Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 4Tomovic
  • 6Facundo Costa
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 26Kone
  • 30Babacar
  • 34Satalino
  • 72Ilicic

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 53mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 67'minutes
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 17Hamsik
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 77'minutes
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 90'minutes
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 14Mertens
  • 18Regini
  • 19López Silva
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 88Grassi
  • 94Chalobah
  • 96Luperto
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
35,000

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fiorentina 1, Napoli 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution, Fiorentina. Josip Ilicic replaces Milan Badelj.

Substitution

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

Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces José Callejón.

Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

Attempt missed. Matias Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Borja Valero.

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

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

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David López (Napoli).

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Matías Fernández.

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David López (Napoli).

Attempt blocked. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Allan.

Offside, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne tries a through ball, but Faouzi Ghoulam is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.

Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Juventus2719443361
2Napoli2717733358
3Roma2715842753
4Fiorentina2716562153
5Inter Milan271467948
6Milan2713861147
7Sassuolo2710116341
8Lazio2710710-237
9Bologna2710512-235
10Chievo279711-434
11Empoli279711-734
12Torino278811-132
13Atalanta277911-530
14Udinese278613-1630
15Genoa277713-528
16Sampdoria277713-728
17Palermo277614-2027
18Frosinone276516-2723
19Carpi274914-2021
20Verona2721213-2118
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