Juventus took on Napoli in the Italian Serie A game this Saturday night and it was widely tipped as battle for the title where Napoli needed to win to keep themselves in touching distance of Juventus in the Serie A table. However it was Juventus who scored first when Bonucci scored just after the halftime to make it 1-0 for homeside but the lead was short lived as Napoli came back into the game thanks to goal from Jose Callejon. Higuain scored in 71st minute to send Juventus fans in fenzy as they secure all three points.
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50′ 1 – 0 Leonardo Bonucci scores with a nicely taken volley just after the break to put Juventus 1-0 in lead against Napoli.
54′ 1 – 1 Jose Maria Callejon equalized for Napoli minutes later to make things interesting.
71′ 2 – 1 Gonzalo Higuain scored in 71st minute to seal all three points for Juventus.
Match Highlights (English)
Juventus vs Napoli will be the massive game not only in Italy but whole europe this weekend, it is widely hailed as the title decider and of course there is Gonzalo Higuain storyline who return to play against the team he was part of in last few years. Napoli has been pretty solid away from home but they come up against lean mean winning mechine of Juventus who has a perfect record at home.
Team News & Lineups: Mario Mandzukic is set to start alongside Gonzalo Higuain with a packed midfield of Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira and Claudio Marchisio. While Alex Sandro and Dani Alves to start in advance full back positions with three man defense of Leonardo Bonucci, Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.
Napoli on the other hand will be looking to use the pace of their front three in Jose Callejon. Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. While Marek Hamsik, Allen and Jorginho to start in midfield. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Predictions: Juventus has started the season with 100% record at home in the opening 5 league games but they have been underwhelming against the bigger sides and Napoli will be aware of that. Napoli posses a very strong and agile front trio will will test aged Juventus defense but I just think playing at home Juventus should have enough about them to get something out of this game.
Preview Match Review: Juventus continue their superb record breaking winning run as they defeated Napoli to go top of the table for the first time this season. Simone Zaza came on as a sun to score the only goal of the game which takes Juventus 1 point above Napoli in the first place with 13 games to play.
This was the 15th straight win for Juventus in the league which takes them top of the table. After a slow start to the season Juventus picked up pace in October and now are on the verge of history having won 15 games in a row.
Napoli who lead the league for last few weeks will feel title is slipping away from there hands as it does not look like Juventus are going to lose games anytime soon.