Napoli reignited the Serie A title race in dramatic fashion on Sunday when Kalidou Koulibaly scored with a towering header in the last minute to give them a 1-0 win at the league table leaders, Juventus.
Maurizio Sarri’s side cut the gap between them and the Turin side to one point with four matches to play, setting up a dramatic finale to the Serie A season.
Juventus, chasing a seventh successive title, still face difficult matches away to Internazionale and Roma.
Napoli dominated the match but seemed to have run out of ideas and energy until the final minute when Jose Callejon’s outswinging corner was met by the Senegal international with a mighty header which left Gianluigi Buffon helpless.
Juve had needed steel in defence to nullify Napoli’s forward line but a key figure was removed from the back three early on when Giorgio Chiellini suffered an injury during a clash with Lorenzo Insigne.
Stephan Lichtsteiner replaced him and despite the disappointment of the enforced change to the game plan, Juve came close to scoring with a little over a quarter of an hour on the clock in Turin.
Napoli will hope to capitalise on any slip-up by their modern rivals when they tackle the likes of Torino, Sampdoria and Crotone across their remaining fixtures.