Serie A: Napoli drop points again, send Juve top with game in hand

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A roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Italy’s top flight…

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Juventus 2-0 Udinese

Paulo Dybala appears destined for the riches of Barcelona, or Manchester City, or perhaps Paris Saint-Germain in the not-so-distant future — maybe even this summer, though someone should probably pull the trigger for $200 million before the World Cup, after which the price will likely inflate to $250 million.

The 24-year-old Argentine superstar has 17 Serie A goals for Juventus this season, including a brace in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Udinese to send the Bianconeri top of the league table, and will probably win the league’s player of the season award going away.

The victory sent Juve, who have a game in hand, one point ahead of Napoli.

Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

Juve’s rise to the Serie A summit was made possible by yet another slip-up by Napoli, who dropped points for the second straight game, in a scoreless draw with Inter Milan. Having lost to Roma in spectacular fashion last week, Juve already controlled their own destiny when they trailed by just one point with a game in hand.

Sunday’s draw at the San Siro leaves Maurizio Sarri’s side as serious outsiders in their bid to deny Juve a seventh straight Serie A title.

Elsewhere in Serie A

Roma 3-0 Torino (Friday)
Cagliari 2-2 Lazio
Genoa 0-1 AC Milan
Fiorentina 1-0 Benevento — MORE
Crotone 4-1 Sampdoria
Bologna 0-1 Atalanta
Hellas Verona 1-0 Chievo (Saturday)
Sassuolo 1-1 SPAL 2013