Juventus one win from title after 10-man Genoa hit back to hold Ancelotti's Napoli

Juventus one win from title after 10-man Genoa hit back to hold Ancelotti's Napoli

JUVENTUS wil clinch their eighth Serei A crown in a row with victory at SPAR next Saturday after ten-man Genoa snatched a comeback draw at second-placed Napoli.

Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro saw red for a high challenge on Brazilian Allan in the 28th minute – VAR upholding ref Fabrizio Pasqua's verdict – but Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli never found top gear after that.

Belgium frontman Dries Mertens did fire the home side in front six minutes after Sturaro's exit, with Piotr Zielinski the main provider.

But midway through six minutes of first-half stoppage time, Darko Lazovic hit a bottom-corner leveller for mid-table Genoa.

Napoli piled on the pressure in vain late on.

But the only real positive news for them was the sight of their on-loan Arsenal keeper David Ospina returning to the bench three weeks after collapsing and suffering concussion against Udinese.

Napoli's realistic title hopes had ended, though, even before Ospina's injury.

And now Juventus will surely follow up yesterday's 2-1 home victory over AC Milan with a clincher at fifth-bottom SPAR.

Paulo Dybala's penalty and sub Moise Kean's late goal overturned 39th minute opener from Milan's Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek.







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