Napoli vs Juventus Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 1, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadio San Paolo — Napoli.
It could be the last chance for Partenopei. Walter Mazzarri’s team has struggled lately, but they know that three points will close down them to the league leaders. Bianconeri at the other hand will try to strengthen their position and make another step to the Scudetto.
Napoli goes 2nd in Serie A table with 52 points from 26 games, having 16 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses. They are 6 points behind the leaders Juve. Napoli have failed to win any of their last five fixtures in all competitions, and have 3 draws and 2 defeats. Also they have drawn their last 3 following games in Serie A. Last five home matches Napoli have finished with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. But, Napoli have not lost to Juve at the Stadio San Paolo for the last 6 league games.
Juventus are at the top of the league table with 58 points from 26 matches. They have won 17, drawn 4 and lost 4 games so far this season. Bianconeri could make their lead to nine points with a win on Friday night. Their last five gamers in all competitions have finished with 4 wins and 1 defeat. Last five away games have seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Also Juve are unbeaten in their last 4 league games against Napoli.
Napoli have only a little injury worries. Alessandro Gamberini will pass a late fitness test before the game, so Miguel Britos could replace him. Giandonmenico Mesto and Pablo Armero may be sacrificed for Christian Maggio and Juan Zuniga.
Antonio Conte can count on a full-strength squad. Giorgio Chiellini has returned after being out of the game since December. Paolo De Ceglie, Nicklas Bendtner and Simone Pepe are all unavailable. Nicolas Anelka and Martin Caceres have some problems.
Napoli line-up: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Britos, Mesto, Behrami, Inler, Armero, Hamsik, Cavani, Insigne.
Last three matches:
Udinese 0 – SSC Napoli 0;
FC Viktoria Plzeň 2 – SSC Napoli 0;
SSC Napoli 0 – Sampdoria 0;
Juventus line-up: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, L’steiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah, Vucinic, Giovinco.
Last three matches:
Juventus 3 – Siena 0;
Roma 1 – Juventus 0;
Celtic 0 – Juventus 3.