Serie A Review: Napoli Wrestle Top Spot From Juventus With Bologna Win As Milan Edge Lazio In Big Clash

Napoli have regained the summit in the Italian Serie A after they came from behind to beat Bologna 3-1 at home in a week 22 league clash on Sunday.

The visitors took a shock lead in the first minute through Rodrigo Palacio but Maurizio Sarri’s side bounced back through an Ibrahima Mbaye own goal before in-form Dries Mertens scored a second goal from the spot with eight first half minutes remaining.

The aforementioned Mertens added a third goal in the second half to wrap up victory for his side against a stubborn Bologna outfit.

With the win, Napoli (57 points) move above Juventus (56 points) in the race for the Scudetto.

In the biggest game of the weekend, Giacomo Bonaventura scored just before halftime to hand his rejuvenated AC Milan side a 2-1 win over third-placed Lazio.

Adam Marusic had earlier cancelled out young striker Partick Cutrone’s strike before the timely intervention of Italian international midfielder Bonaventura gave the hosts a crucial win.

In terms pick of the other games on Sunday, AS Roma lost 1-0 to Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico through an 80th minute goal from Duvan Zapata.

The visitors’ goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano laid the foundation for a very good win following his penalty save from Alessandro Florenzi’s spot kick six minutes from time.

Week 22 Results (Sunday):

Torino 3-0 Benevento

Fiorentina 1-4 Hellas Verona

AS Roma 0-1 Sampdoria

Napoli 3-1 Bologna

AC Milan 2-1 Lazio

Genoa 0-1 Udinese

Crotone 1-1 Cagliari

SPAL 2013 1-1 Inter Milan

Standings (Top 7) via Points

1. Napoli 57

2. Juventus 56

3. Lazio 46

4. Inter Milan 44

5. AS Roma 41

6. Sampdoria 37

7. AC Milan 34