Rome. Juventus and their coach Andrea Pirlo, recently questioned about the poor results, took oxygen after beating Napoli yesterday, where the Mexican Hirving plays Chucky Lozano, 2-1, the same result that Inter achieved against Sassuolo, which strengthens him at the head of the Serie A standings.
Both parties had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The you, whose chances of achieving a tenth consecutive title are increasingly remote, needed the victory against Naples (fifth in the general classification) not to be left out even from the positions of access to the next European Champions League.
Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the first half, at minute 13, and sentenced Argentine Paulo Dybala (73), who was returning after three months out due to a knee injury. At minute 90 and from the penalty, transformed by captain Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli managed to beat veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who had an impeccable performance.
Chucky Lozano played until minute 54, when he was replaced by Matteo Politano.
With this victory, the Turin team regained third place in the table, but is 12 points behind the leading Inter, who did not fail against Sassuolo (ninth overall). His two starting forwards, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, at minute 10, and the Argentine Lautaro Martínez, at 67, were the authors of the goals nerazzurri.
Sassuolo, who claimed a penalty in favor of the play that later gave rise to Inter’s second goal, scored in the final stretch, through Hamed Traoré, at 85, without time to have prevented the triumph of Antonio Conte’s team, that he has won all 10 matches in the second round and is 9 points ahead of his most immediate pursuer, Milan, with nine games remaining for the end of the championship.
In the top scorers ranking, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to lead the table with 25 goals, to Lukaku’s 21.