Napoli win to delay Juventus title celebrations and send Chievo down

Napoli postponed Juventus’s march to the Serie A title and consigned Chievo to relegation with a 3-1 win at the Stadio Bentegodi on Sunday.

Serie A - Chievo Verona v Napoli Soccer Football – Serie A – Chievo Verona v Napoli – Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy – April 14, 2019 Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates with Arkadiusz Milik and team mates after the match REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

REUTERS: Napoli postponed Juventus’s march to the Serie A title and consigned Chievo to relegation with a 3-1 win at the Stadio Bentegodi on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side needed a victory to ensure that the Turin club, who lost 2-1 at SPAL on Saturday, would not wrap up their eighth consecutive league championship with a record six games to spare.

Two goals from Kalidou Koulibaly either side of an Arkadiusz Milik strike confirmed Chievo’s demotion despite Bostjan Cesar’s late consolation, after a miserable season in which the Verona club have recorded just one win in 32 games.

The result leaves second-placed Napoli on 67 points, 17 behind runaway leaders Juventus on 84.

However, Juve can secure the title by avoiding defeat at home to Fiorentina next weekend.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Christian Radnedge)