Napoli 2-3 Fiorentina: Luciano Spalletti’s side are stunned as goals from Nicolas Gonzalez, Jonathan Ikone and Arthur Cabral sees them miss the chance to go top of Serie A
- Napoli’s hopes of winning Scudetto took a hit after losing at home to Fiorentina
- Nicolas Gonzalez gave visitors the lead before Dries Mertens put Napoli level
- Jonathan Ikone put Fiorentina ahead once again and Arthur Cabral added a third
- Victor Osimhen pulled one back for Napoli but it proved to be just a consolation
Napoli’s hopes of winning the Serie A title took a hit after suffering a 3-2 home defeat to Fiorentina.
The hosts started the game strongly and created chances to open the scoring. But it was Fiorentina who took the lead in the 29th minute thanks to Nicolas Gonzalez’s thumping volley from close-range.
Napoli came out on the front foot in the second half and got on level terms through Dries Mertens low strike after 58 minutes. Fiorentina regained their lead just eight minutes later through Jonathan Ikone before Arthur Cabral’s added a third. Victor Osimhen pulled one back for Napoli but it proved to be a consolation.
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Nicolas Gonzalez gave Fiorentina the lead with a thumping strike against the run of play
Substitute Dries Mertens put Napoli level just before the hour mark with a low accurate strike
Jonathan Ikone (second from right) scored his first goal for Fiorentina to put them ahead again
Arthur Cabral (centre) added a third goal for the visitors with a curling effort inside the box