Koulibaly scores twice as Napoli delay Juventus’ title celebrations | The Guardian Nigeria News


Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly (L) celebrates after opening the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Chievo Verona vs Napoli on April, 2019 at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona. Marco Bertorello / AFP

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly bagged a brace as Napoli beat Chievo 3-1 to delay Juventus’ bid to win Serie A and condemn the Verona side to relegation.

Juventus — who lost 2-1 at SPAL on Saturday as they focused on next week’s Champions League game against Ajax — needed just a point to seal an eighth consecutive Serie A title.

They would have if Carlo Ancelotti’s second-placed Napoli failed to beat Chievo, and it would have been a new record of winning with six games to spare.

But towering Senegalese defender Koulibaly struck either side of Arkadiusz Milik’s strike for his first league goals this season to put Napoli 17 points behind Juventus.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side will have to wait at least until next weekend at…

Source: Guardian Newspaper