Napoli top as Inter slip up

Napoli went to the top of the Italian Serie A on Sunday as they demolished Frosinone and Inter lost to Sassuolo. 

Inter hosted Sassuolo on Sunday and it was the latter who took home all three points after Domenico Berardi scored from the penalty spot in the 90th minute of the game. 

Napoli then capitalised on Inter's poor showing as they demolished Frosinone 5-1 away from home. Raul Albiol, Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik, and Manolo Gabbiadini were the goal scorers for the Little Donkeys as they created a two-point gap between themselves and Inter and Juventus at the top of the table. Higuain's brace saw him reach a staggering 18 goals for the Serie A season. 

Chievo Verona displayed immense grit and character as they overcame Bologna 1-0. Bologna could have got off to the perfect start when they were awarded a penalty in the 37th minute. However, Mattia Destroy missed from the spot. The game remained at 0-0 untill the 79th minute when Simone Pepe scored the winner for ChievoVerona. The game was played at the Stadio Renato Dell'Ara. 

Genoa traveled to Atlanta's Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on Sunday and won 2-0 to ensure that they finished the weekend three points clear from the dreaded drop-zone. Blerim Dzemaili and Leonardo Pavoletti scored in the 79th and 81st minute respectively to snatch victory for Genoa when a draw looked like the most likely result for the most part of the encounter. 

Hellas Verona continued their disastrous season as they hosted Palermo. Franco Vazquez hit the back of the net in the 27th minute and Palermo were able to hold onto their 1-0 advantage for the rest of the game. Hellas Verona now sit at the bottom of the table with only eight points from 19 games. 

Referee Andrea Gervasoni dished out a total of nine yellow cards as Torino were defeated by Empoli at the Stadio Olimpico. Massimo Maccarone's strike ten minutes after half-time was his eighth league goal of the season and the only of the game.   

In Sunday's last match Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-1 away from home. Goals from Paul Pogba and Sami Khedira gave Le Zebre a 2-0 advantage. Antonio Cassano pulled a goal back for Sampdoria in the 64th minute. However, Massimiliano Allegri's side never lost control of the tempo of the game and were able to complete victory and in doing so finish the weekend in second place. 

Results

Inter 0-1 Sassuolo
Atalanta 0-2 Genoa
Bologna 0-1 ChievoVerona
Frosinone 1-5 SSC Napoli
Hellas Verona 0-1 Palermo
Torino 0-1 Empoli
Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus

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