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  • Updated: April 15, 2023

Serie A: Napoli, Verona End In Goalless Draw As Serie A Title Charge Stalls

Serie A: Napoli, Verona End In Goalless Draw As Serie A Titl

Napoli v Verona

Napoli's hopes of extending their lead at the top of the Serie A table were dashed in a thrilling encounter against Verona that ended in a goalless draw.

The match was filled with dramatic moments, including a disallowed goal, a solo run denied by the goalkeeper, and a last-minute chance that went begging.

Napoli thought they had taken the lead in the 20th minute when Matteo Politano's strike found the back of the net. However, the goal was disallowed due to an offside position, with Verona goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo obstructed by a player. The decision left Napoli fans frustrated and ignited the intensity of the match.

Verona, who are fighting to avoid relegation, showed resilience and threatened Napoli's defense with a chance just before the half-hour mark. Striker Kevin Lasagna embarked on a solo run and unleashed a powerful shot from distance, but Napoli keeper Alex Meret made a crucial save to keep the scores level.

Despite dominating possession, Napoli struggled to break down Verona's solid defence and managed only three shots in the first half, none of them on target. The visitors' frustration continued in the second half as they failed to find a breakthrough, with substitute Victor Osimhen wasting a promising chance by hitting the bar in the 82nd minute after returning from injury.

In the dying moments of the game, Verona had a golden opportunity to snatch a win through winger Cyril Ngonge's solo effort. However, he missed the target in a one-on-one situation with Meret, much to his relief of Napoli.

The draw narrowed Napoli's advantage over second-placed Lazio to 13 points, as Lazio secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Spezia earlier.

Verona, on the other hand, remain in the relegation zone, but the valiant performance against the league leaders gives them hope in their battle for survival, closing the gap to three points from safety.


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