Napoli is Sunday narrowly escaped loss of points in the battle for the title in Serie A. The team of coach Maurizio Sarri won thanks to two late goals, 2-1 of laagvlieger Chievo Verona. Arsenal recorded a victory in the Premier League.
Dries Mertens had after 51 minutes as the ideal opportunity to make Napoli the lead to convert, but the Belgian missed a penalty kick. Twenty minutes later, Mariusz Stepinski for the surprising lead on behalf of Chievo.
The home team looked like a defeat to be heading, but substitute and old-following his departure to chelsea Arek Owned made one minute before time. In a last final assault drew Amadou Diawara deep in injury time for the 2-1.
The victory brought Napoli behind leader Juventus back to four points with seven games to go. The ‘Old Lady’ won Saturday with 2-4 of Benevento.
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In England won at Arsenal in London, with 3-2 of the Southampton Wesley Hoedt. Danny Welbeck made the difference for the home team. He took two hits on his name (2-1 and 3-2). Team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the 1-1. On behalf of the visitors came Shane Long and Charlie Austin to score.
Both teams ended the game with ten man. Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) and Jack Stephens (Southampton) had to be in the extra time to leave. When Southampton played Beware the whole game.
Arsenal remains sixth in the rankings. Degradatiekandidaat Southampton is still on the eighteenth place, three points less than Crystal Palace which is currently safe seventeenth place taking.
Arsenal defends Thursday in Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a lead of 4-1 against CSKA Moscow.
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