Napoli’s hopes of a first Serie A title since the days of Diego Maradona suffered a blow on Sunday after they slumped to a 3-2 home defeat to Europe-chasing Fiorentina.
Last champions in 1990, Napoli would have moved top of the pile with a win in front of 50 000 fans in Naples but they stay a point behind league leaders AC Milan after goals from Nicolas Gonzalez, Jonathan Ikone and Arthur Cabral condemned Luciano Spalletti’s side to a painful defeat.
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They could end the weekend four points off the pace with six games remaining in an exciting campaign as Milan travel to Torino in Sunday’s late match.