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Napoli and Milan held as Juventus stride on

Published: Saturday 7 December 2013, 22.40CET
SSC Napoli were frustrated in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Udinese Calcio to lose ground on Juventus at the Serie A summit following the leaders' Friday win while AC Milan were also held.
Napoli and Milan held as Juventus stride on
Dušan Basta celebrates moving Udinese level at 3-3 with Napoli ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 7 December 2013, 22.40CET

Napoli and Milan held as Juventus stride on

SSC Napoli were frustrated in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Udinese Calcio to lose ground on Juventus at the Serie A summit following the leaders' Friday win while AC Milan were also held.

SSC Napoli were frustrated in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Udinese Calcio to lose ground on Juventus at the Serie A summit.

On Friday night Juventus defeated Bologna FC 2-0, Arturo Vidal and Giorgio Chiellini securing a seventh straight league win ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Galatasaray AŞ that leaves them six points clear, at least until AS Roma host ACF Fiorentina on Sunday.

Napoli – who like Juve have a must-win UEFA Champions League group game in midweek, hosting Arsenal FC on Wednesday – could have ended tonight level in second with Roma but drew despite leading 2-0 through two Goran Pandev goals and then 3-2 against Udinese, Dušan Basta pouncing after an 80th-minute corner to ensure a draw. Only nine minutes earlier Blerim Džemaili had restored Napoli's lead seconds after a Bruno Fernandes equaliser.

AC Milan, who themselves need a point at home to AFC Ajax on Wednesday, are fully 22 adrift of Juve in eighth after being held 2-2 at AS Livorno Calcio. Mario Balotelli gave Milan an early lead but Luca Siligardi and Paulinho struck either side of half-time. Balotelli's stunning 83rd-minute free-kick levelled but he hit the crossbar just before full time.

Last updated: 07/12/13 23.46CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 07/12/2013 22:39 CET

07/12/2013

NapoliNapoli3-3UdineseUdinese

Pandev 38, 41, Dzemaili 71

Fernández 45 (og), Fernandes 70, Basta 80

Venue: Napoli

07/12/2013

LivornoLivorno2-2MilanMilan

Siligardi 26, Betanin 58

Balotelli 7, 83

Venue: Livorno

06/12/2013

BolognaBologna0-2JuventusJuventus

Vidal 12, Chiellini 89

Venue: Bologna

Standings

Last updated: 07/12/2013 22:39 CET

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