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Napoli Stuns Juventus, But Ronaldo Scores Again
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Napoli Stuns Juventus, But Ronaldo Scores Again

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Serie A league leaders, Juventus have suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat at Naples, home city of Napoli football club.

Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, who was returning to face his former club for the first time, have not managed to beat Napoli over two legs in a league game.

The only good news for the Old Lady was their superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, who still managed to score for an eighth league game in a row.

Juventus are currently chasing their ninth successive scudetto (league title) and could have taken their lead to a six points gap ahead of second position, Inter Milan.

They remain on 51 points, three points ahead of Inter Milan, who drew 1-1 at home to Cagliari earlier on Sunday.

Napoli Midfielder, Piotr Zielinski, who Sarri has signed to Napoli during his last three-year stint at the club, gave Napoli the lead in the 63rd minute. Napoli captain, Lorenzo Insigne, latched in the second goal with four minutes left, before Cristiano Ronaldo pulled a goal back for the lackluster Juve in the 90th minute, as he continued his scoring run.

Maurizio Sarri, who was the former gaffer of Napoli, was jeered by the crowd and insulting banners were placed in various parts of the city before the match.

“We were passive for the whole game.

”It was a bland performance, we were caught between pressing and waiting. They only had to do the bare minimum to beat us,” Sarri said

Napoli are 10th position on the log with 27 points so far, which means they are having one of their worst seasons for years. They had lost their first three home league games since Gennaro Gattuso replaced Carlo Ancelotti as coach in January.