It was never going to be easy, but Walter Mazzari’s Napoli side were favourites to defeat Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi this morning.
I mean, Fiorentina have failed to win a game in 2013 and Napoli had a chance to stay three points behind Juventus.
Thursday afternoon Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava had their match bans lifted and Napoli’s two point deduction was rescinded upon appeal. The tide looked like it was about to turn, and Napoli were once again back in the race for the Scudetto.
Unfortunately, they were held 1-1 on a day that Edinson Cavani scored his 100th Serie A goal to earn a valuable point.
Prior to that, goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis made this error
Napoli, as did Lazio, dropped points this weekend and Juventus once again have been allowed to build a gap in the title race.
Consistency is something Napoli, Lazio and Inter Milan lack, and at this point, it’s Juventus’ title to lose.