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Napoli suffers costly defeat in the battle for the Italian title

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Napoli suffers costly defeat in the battle for the Italian title

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Napoli has Saturday precious points lost in the battle for the Italian title. The team of former Eredivisiespelers Dries Mertens and Arek Owned lost in own home with 0-2 Atalanta Bergamo.

Defender Mattia Caldara made both hits. He scored in the 28th minute after a corner kick and in the second half (70th minute) he was again successful.

At the time that the second hit fell, stood the team from Bergamo with ten man. Midfielder Franck Kessié got two times, yellow and therefore red.

Ex-PSV’er Mertens, who this season shot for Napoli, played the whole match. Striker Owned (ex-Ajax) came in the 59th minute in the field. Number three Napoli stay stuck on 54 points from 26 matches. Atalanta has 51 points and is fourth.

Leader Juventus (63 points) play later on Saturday against degradatiekandidaat Empoli. Number two, AS Roma has 56 points and is a Sunday guest at the Internazionale.

View the results, the mode, and the program in Serie A

France

In France is going to AS Monaco again only in the lead in the Ligue 1. The team of coach Leonardo Jardim won the away game against Guingamp 1-2.

Defender Kamil Glik opened halfway through the first half the score for Monaco. In the 86th minute doubled Fabinho from the strafschopstip the lead. Etienne Didot did in the last minute of official playing time is still something in return.

Monaco has thanks to the victory, three points ahead (62 to 59) Nice, that Friday night is already won. The club scored all 78 times and is now still one hit of a clubrecord removed.

In the season 1977/1978 scored Monaco, that when the title holds, a total of 79 times. Monaco has still eleven matches to that record breaking.

View the results, the mode, and the program in the Ligue 1

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