Lazio extends Napoli’s wait for the title by at least one day

Lazio extended the Serie A title race by at least one day with a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, meaning Napoli have a chance to clinch the Scudetto on Thursday.

Felipe Anderson’s 14th-minute goal and Toma Basic’s second two minutes after stoppage time secured a victory that kept Lazio in second place, although Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli only need a point at Udinese on Thursday night. night to claim their first Serie A title in 33 years. .

First-half goals from Leandro Paredes and Dusan Vlahovic ended Juventus’ four-game winless run in the league, as a 2–1 win cemented them in third place.

Assan Ceesay’s 37-minute penalty, awarded by the hand of Danilo, canceled out Paredes’ first goal, but Vlahovic scored after three minutes to clinch the points.

Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez scored twice as Inter Milan hammered Verona for six to keep the pressure on the top three.

Inter effectively won the game six minutes into the first half with an Adolfo Gaich own goal on 31 minutes leading to a collapse that saw Hakan Calhanoglu and Dzeko increase the visitors’ lead before half-time with Martínez twice and Dzeko again finding the net after that.

Atalanta moved up to fifth place after coming from behind to beat lowly Spezia 3-2 at Gewiss Stadium.

Emmanuel Gyasi fired the visitors into an 18-minute lead before Marten de Roon, Davide Zappacosta and Luis Muriel scored inside 22 minutes either side of half time, though Mehdi Bourabia reduced the deficit with 26 minutes remaining to secure a tense ending.

Substitute Junior Messias’ stoppage-time free kick prevented AC Milan’s blushes and denied the relegation-haunted 10-man Cremonese a lifeline.

Luca Caldirola’s first-half equalizer gave Monza a 1-1 draw with José Mourinho’s Roma, who had taken the lead through Stephan El Shaarawy and Zeki Celik sent off in death.

Antoine Griezmann helped himself with a brace as Atlético Madrid defeated Cádiz 5-1 to move past arch-rivals Real for second place in LaLiga.

Griezmann’s brace put the hosts in control as early as the 27th minute, and Álvaro Morata and Yannick Carrasco from the penalty spot doubled the lead 12 minutes after the restart.

Anthony Lozano pulled one back for the visitors with 18 minutes remaining, but Nahuel Molina regained Atlético’s four-goal lead seconds later.

Enes Unai dragged Getafe down to the level of 17th-placed Valencia thanks to a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo.

Unai’s penalty in the third minute after a foul by Fran Beltrán was enough to add the points, as Celta ended up with 10 men due to Joseph Aidoo’s red card in the 77th minute.

Valencia had earlier come from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at home with Villarreal after Samuel Lino disallowed Nicolás Jackson’s goal.

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