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Inter go down to a 4-1 defeat away at Fiorentina

Double doubleAdem Ljajic and Stevan Jovetic scored a brace against Inter. Here, Jovetic (left) is seen celebrating.Photo: ap
Double doubleAdem Ljajic and Stevan Jovetic scored a brace against Inter. Here, Jovetic (left) is seen celebrating.Photo: ap

A coach-less but stubborn Sampdoria put the brakes on Napoli’s Serie A title ambitions in a 0-0 draw at the San Paolo on Sunday.

Napoli had hoped to close the gap on Juventus to just two points after the championship leaders were stunned 1-0 by Francesco Totti’s rocket strike for Roma on Saturday.

But three days after a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Viktoria Plzen in the Europa League, Walter Mazzarri’s side failed to conjure a goal for the second match in succession.

Despite Juve’s slip-up the champions are still four points ahead of Napoli on 51 points, with Lazio a distant third (44) ahead of their trip to Siena on Monday.

AC Milan, 2-1 winners over Parma on Friday, remained fourth and one point ahead of city rivals Inter after their crushing 4-1 defeat away at Fiorentina.

Both Adem Ljajic and Stevan Jovetic scored a brace to claim the Viola’s first league win over Inter in 12 games, with Antonio Cassano scoring a late consolation for the visitors. Fiorentina remained sixth, but are now only two points off third-placed Lazio and a potential spot in the Champions League.AFP


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