Dramatic Napoli Winner Puts Pressure On Juventus
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Apr 25, 2018,
Apr 25, 2018, 6:40
Napoli dominated the match but seemed to have run out of ideas and energy until the final minute when Jose Callejon's outswinging corner was met by Senegal worldwide Koulibaly with a monstrous header which left Gianlugi Buffon helpless.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has furiously defended his players following their shock defeat against Napoli on Sunday.
But, despite blasting "a bad game for both teams", Allegri said he could not reproach his side who have had a gruelling season, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals and the Italian Cup final.
The closest Juve came to a goal was in the first half when Miralem Pjanic hit the woodwork with a deflected free-kick.
"We wanted to thank them, and the best way was to win it. Juventus are a great side, but Napoli showed we are on their level".
"Juventus are still in front, so nothing has really changed and we should only be thinking about the next game", he said.More news: Maroney: Abused hundreds of times by Nassar
"Juventus are still ahead, we just have to think about the next game". We had some difficulties, but we should've taken it to the end more carefully rather than concede a goal from a set play.
"Juve are a very strong side, but we proved Napoli can fight it out with them".
Earlier Lazio thrashed Sampdoria 4-0, with Ciro Immobile scoring a brace to pile the pressure on third-placed Roma.
Elsewhere, Inter Milan earned a 2-1 away win over Chievo as they continued their push for a top-four spot.
Meanwhile, a goal by Napoli's Insigne just before half-time was ruled offside.
Atalanta moved into the Europa League places in sixth with a 2-1 win over Torino, climbing above AC Milan, who lost 1-0 at home to bottom club Benevento on Saturday.