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Feb 29, 2016 at 8pm UK at Stadio Artemio Franchi
Alonso (6')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Higuain (7')

Result: Napoli lose further ground on Juventus

Fiorentina and Napoli share the spoils in Florence as the visitors fail to fully close the gap on league leaders Juventus.

Napoli are three points adrift of leaders Juventus following their 1-1 draw away at Fiorentina this evening.

The Partenopei sat top of the pile three games ago, but just two points have been collected since then to hand the reigning champions the advantage in the title race.

The majority of the action occurred early on in Florence, where the hosts saw their lead wiped out within 60 seconds.

Marcos Alonso celebrates with teammates during the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Napoli on February 29, 2016© AFP

There was six minutes on the clock when former Bolton Wanderers defender Marcos Alonso rose highest inside the area to plant a header beyond the reach of Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

However, the celebrations were short lived because in the very next attack the away side were level. Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain had gone four games without a goal prior to this encounter, but he returned to form with a drilled effort from 25 yards out following a mistake from goalscorer Alonso.

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Napoli on February 29, 2016© AFP

A winning goal eluded both sides, although it was not through a lack of effort and attacking play.

For Fiorentina, Cristiano Tello saw his first-half effort cannon to safety off the crossbar, while in the closing stages Higuain had his strike from close range ruled out for offside.

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Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 1-0 during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio San Paolo on November 30, 2015 in Naples, Italy.
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