Inter, Fiorentina march on

Napoli, Roma drop points as title battle heats up

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Davide Santon of Internazionale. PHOTO: AFP

MILAN: Inter Milan and Fiorentina maintained their title push as fellow hopefuls Napoli and Roma dropped precious points in a dramatic weekend of Serie A action.

Champions Juventus stayed in the hunt with a 2-0 win at Lazio on Friday that secured a fifth straight win for Massimiliano Allegri’s men ahead of their final Champions League group game away to Sevilla.

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Inter and Fiorentina were arguably the biggest winners after 1-0 and 3-0 wins over Genoa and Udinese respectively took on fresh importance in the light of Roma’s 1-1 draw at Torino and Napoli’s 3-2 shock reverse at Bologna.

Roberto Mancini won seven trophies including three consecutive league titles in his previous spell at Inter in 2004-2008 and the Nerazzurri are now top with a one-point lead on Fiorentina.

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Napoli dropped to third at two points behind, with Roma in fourth at five points off the pace and Juventus trailing one point further back.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2015.

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