Juventus beat Napoli at Stadio San Paolo for the first time in 15 years to pull three points clear at the top of Serie A. Download video: Napoli 1 – 3 Juventus [Serie A] Highlights
Paul Pogba’s fantastic volley lit the touchpaper at a ground where reigning champions Juve have managed to lose five times since last tasting victory back in September 2000.
Defender Miguel Britos tried to prolong the visitors’ poor run in Naples by equalising midway through the second half, but Martin Caceres hit back before Arturo Vidal confirmed Juve’s 3-1 win with a thunderous stoppage-time goal.
The victory re-establishes Massimiliano Allegri’s men as the outright leaders in the race for Scudetto after nearest challengers Roma were held to a 2-2 draw in Sunday afternoon’s city derby against Lazio.
The Bianconeri, who have reached 43 points, were also able to avenge their Supercoppa defeat to Napoli in Doha.
Despite their recent successes, Juve often appear tremulous in Naples and looked shaky in the early exchanges.
Leonardo Bonucci had to deflect Marek Hamsik’s dangerous cross out for a corner before Jonathan de Guzman blasted over from a one-on-one with Gianluigi Buffon in the 18th minute.
It therefore came as some surprise when Juve took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark.
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