Napoli keep title ambitions alive | 2018-04-10 |

Napoli keep title ambitions alive

Afp, Milan     10 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Last-gasp goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Amadou Diawara kept Napoli’s Serie A title ambitions alive as a dramatic 2-1 win over Chievo on Sunday maintained the pressure on reigning champions Juventus.

Maurizio Sarri’s title-chasers looked destined to remain seven points behind Juventus as they trailed until the 89th minute at their San Paolo stadium.

Polish striker Mariusz Stepinski’s goal on 73 minutes had put the relegation battlers from Verona ahead, with Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino making a string of saves including from a Dries Mertens penalty.

Juventus’ 4-2 win over Benevento on Saturday had opened up a seven-point advantage as the Turin giants chase a seventh straight title.

Earlier, Adem Ljajic scored the only goal for Torino to ensure former club Inter Milan missed the chance to move third.

Inter could have overtaken Roma after the capital club lost 2-0 at home against Fiorentina on Saturday.

But Luciano Spalletti’s side dropped out of the Champions League places with Lazio moving up from fifth to third after a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Udinese.

Pushing for Europa League football next season, Torino are seven points off the sixth position held by AC Milan who drew 1-1 with Sassuolo.