Simeone Hat-Trick Buries Napoli Title Hopes

Simeone Hat-Trick Buries Napoli Title Hopes”

Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off early as Napoli's title hopes took a severe knock on Sunday with a Giovanni Simeone hat-trick giving Fiorentina a shock 3-0 win which allows Juventus to close in on the Serie A title.

Juventus' late comeback against a 10-man Inter Milan on Saturday salvaged their standing atop the league for another round and put the pressure on second-placed Napoli to respond against the Viola. But after an nearly three minute review by VAR, the on field decision was overruled and a free-kick was presented instead, but the review deemed Koulibaly was the last defender and was subsequently sent off with a straight red card.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri replaced midfielder Jorginho with central defender Lorenzo Tonelli.

The deadlock was broken shortly after the half-hour mark when Simeone ran towards a Cristiano Biraghi ball over the top, claimed possession and slotted through the legs of the onrushing Pepe Reina.

Simeone's second arrived with just under half an hour remaining.

Milan remained one point behind sixth-place Atalanta, which beat Genoa 3-1, in the fight for the last Europa League spot.

"We hadn't won a match in 40 days and have done everything to complicate life. We can't drop points".

More news: Langen Mcalenn Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC)

Bologna thought it had equalized four minutes later but what would have been Riccardo Orsolini's first Serie A goal was waved off by the VAR for a handball in the buildup by Rodrigo Palacio.

Bonaventura doubled Milan's advantage going into the break with Sebastien De Maio heading in for Bologna after 73 minutes. A win would've seen Partenopei finish the weekend one point behind Juve, who still have to play away to Roma before the end of the season.

SPAL pushed their relegation rivals Hellas Verona ever closer to relegation by winning 3-1 at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

Chievo, whose coach Rolando Maran was sacked on Sunday, drop into the relegation zone with just three games to play.

Cagliari was also in danger after a 4-1 loss at Sampdoria left the Sardinian club two points above the relegation zone, while 15th-place Crotone gained some breathing room with a 4-1 win over Sassuolo.

A late Bacary Sagna goal grabbed a 3-3 win for Benevento against Udinese, who had looked set to earn a first win under new coach Igor Tudor after a 12-match losing streak cost predecessor Massimo Oddo his job during the week.

Like this



29 April 2018
J&K Cabinet reshuffle set for Monday
Sources said there is a possibility of rejig in the cabinet after the resignation of two ministers from BJP quota. The sources, however, did not rule out minor reallocation of portfolios among the PDP Ministers.

29 April 2018
Eight missing as boat capsizes in Bihar
The report added that State Disaster Response Force personnel have been deployed for search and rescue operations. Reportedly, the boat was carrying more people than its capacity due to which it lost its balance and overturned.

29 April 2018
China is opening its vehicle market, but auto companies say not enough
These include China's insistence that electric cars have batteries that are made in China, not imported. Plans call for Ford and its luxury unit, Lincoln, to release 15 new electrified vehicles by 2025.

29 April 2018
Becton Dickinson (BDX) Stake Has Lifted by Kanawha Capital Management Llc
The stock of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. MEHRABIAN ROBERT also sold $6.75M worth of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) on Wednesday, February 21.

29 April 2018
On April, 30 J&J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF) EPS Estimated At $1.01
BidaskClub lowered J & J Snack Foods from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company's stock.

29 April 2018
'I could be president': Kanye raps about Trump, Obama on new track
However, there is no bad blood after the two's heated exchange as they both were seen dancing together at the after party. Upon realising that West was publishing his texts online, Legend jokingly gave himself some shameless self-promo.

29 April 2018
Truth Hurts: Japan Demands Manila Statue Honoring WW2 Comfort Women Taken Down
Japanese nationalists insist that the so-called "comfort women" were not sex slaves because they chose to serve as prostitutes. But some refused the payments and have requested an official apology and compensation from Japan.

29 April 2018
US Seeking to Destabilize Region to Increase Its Military Bases: Iran's Shamkhani
Therefore, he noted, adopting a joint strategy to counter Washington's comprehensive attempts to harm these countries is necessary, Shamkhani said.

29 April 2018
Peel Hunt Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Dunelm Group (LON:DNLM)
The stock of Synthomer plc (LON:SYNT) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 3. Fisher Asset Management Llc increased Ambev Sa Adr (ABEV) stake by 11.67% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing.

29 April 2018
Xcel Energy (XEL) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.19
The utilities provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.06. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.75% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.71 percent.