Italian Serie A
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Juventus 0-1 Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly has scored five Serie A goals this season

Napoli are right back in Serie A title contention thanks to Kalidou Koulibaly's dramatic late header in their game with leaders Juventus.

They are now one point behind Juve, who have won the past six titles, with four games to go - and the Turin side have yet to visit Inter Milan and Roma.

Napoli dominated play but failed to create clear chances until centre-back Koulibaly powered home Jose Callejon's corner in the last minute.

Juve did not have a shot on target.

However, Miralem Pjanic hit the post in the first half with a deflected free-kick.

"The city fired us up over the last few days and when we see all those fans accompanying us to the airport, it makes us very happy," said Koulibaly.

"We want to thank them and the best way of doing that was to win the game.

"Juve are a very strong side, but we proved Napoli can fight it out with them. The team has always believed in the Scudetto and will do until it's mathematically certain.

"We believe in ourselves, in our style of football, in our players and our staff. We proved that tonight."

It was only a third home league defeat for Juventus in the past five years. They had been unbeaten domestically since November.

Napoli have only ever won two Serie A titles, both with Diego Maradona in their side, most recently in 1989-90.

Line-ups

Juventus

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Buffon
  • 21Höwedes
  • 4BenatiaBooked at 9mins
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 11'minutes
  • 22AsamoahBooked at 9mins
  • 6Khedira
  • 5PjanicBooked at 27mins
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forMandzukicat 71'minutes
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forJu Cuadradoat 45'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 9Higuaín

Substitutes

  • 7Ju Cuadrado
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 15Barzagli
  • 16Pinsoglio
  • 17Mandzukic
  • 23Szczesny
  • 24Rugani
  • 26Lichtsteiner
  • 30Bentancur
  • 33Bernardeschi

Napoli

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 23Hysaj
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 16mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 5AllanSubstituted forRogat 80'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 67'minutes
  • 7Callejón
  • 14MertensSubstituted forMilikat 61'minutes
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 11Maggio
  • 19Milic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 27Machach
  • 30Rog
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara
  • 62Tonelli
  • 99Milik
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 0, Napoli 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 0, Napoli 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Juan Cuadrado tries a through ball, but Medhi Benatia is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Juventus 0, Napoli 1. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mário Rui (Napoli).

  10. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

  12. Post update

    Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by José Callejón.

  14. Post update

    Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

  15. Post update

    Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marko Rog.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Allan.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (Juventus).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Allan (Napoli).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd April 2018

  • JuventusJuventus0NapoliNapoli1
  • CagliariCagliari0BolognaBologna0
  • AtalantaAtalanta2TorinoTorino1
  • ChievoChievo1Inter MilanInter Milan2
  • LazioLazio4SampdoriaSampdoria0
  • UdineseUdinese1CrotoneCrotone2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus34274378205885
2Napoli34266271234884
3Roma34207755272867
4Lazio34207783434067
5Inter Milan341812456233366
6Atalanta341510952351755
7AC Milan34159104438654
8Sampdoria34156135153-251
9Fiorentina34149114738951
10Torino34111494841747
11Bologna34116173744-739
12Genoa33108152633-738
13Sassuolo34910152553-2837
14Cagliari3496193056-2633
15Udinese34103214356-1333
16Chievo34710173053-2331
17Crotone3487193259-2731
18SPAL34514153055-2529
19Hellas Verona3374222665-3925
20Benevento3452272978-4917
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