Napoli's win was their 12th in 14 Serie A games and left them top of Serie A on 38 points, two ahead of Inter Milan, also unbeaten, who led for less than 24 hours after a 3-1 win at Cagliari Saturday. Juve, who visit Napoli Friday, are third with 34 and Roma fourth with 31. Milan, in seventh on 20 points, failed to score for their fourth successive home league match. Midfielder Jorginho scored Napoli's winner in the 33rd minute, snapping up the rebound after his own penalty was saved by Simone Scuffet, to hand Massimo Oddo a losing debut as Udinese coach.
? Money spent in the summer vs league position...- Everton: £143m / 16th - Valencia: £35 / 2nd - Napoli: £51m / 1st - Monaco: £92m / 2nd - Bayern: £93m / 1st#SOUEVE pic.twitter.com/eKTT3cz8im — The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) November 26, 2017
Sarri said it was the sort of game that his team might well have lost last season and felt it proved they had learned to win even when playing badly. Roma were leading 1-0 in a bad-tempered match when De Rossi was involved in an off-the-ball pushing match with Genoa forward Gianluca Lapadula at a corner and slapped him in the face. After consulting the video replay system (VAR), the referee awarded a penalty which Lapadula converted in the 70th minute and the 34-year-old De Rossi was sent off. He later apologised for the incident.
Juventus have equalled their own Serie A scoring record! ? pic.twitter.com/qhe6taa0ZF— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 26, 2017
Juve took 52 minutes to break down Crotone when Mandzukic headed in Andrea Barzagli's cross. De Sciglio added the second with a long-range effort on the hour, the 25-year-old fullback's first-ever professional goal, before Benatia tapped in the third following a corner. Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said his team did everything but score.
Napoli haven't won the Serie A title since Diego Maradona inspired them to the trophy in 1990.They are back top of the league though.. Could they?https://t.co/Mq9QjEG4mA pic.twitter.com/XJv0qmwknN — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 26, 2017
RESULTS Genoa 1 (Lapadula 70-P) Roma 1 (El Shaarawy 59) Milan 0 Torino 0 Udinese 0 Napoli 1 (Jorginho 33) Lazio 1 (De Vrij 25) Fiorentina 1 (Babacar 90+4-P) Juventus 3 (Mandzukic 52, De Sciglio 60, Benatia 71) Crotone 0 MONDAY'S FIXTURE Atalanta v Benevento
4 - AC Milan failed to score for 4 Serie A home games in a row for the third time in their history (the last December 2007 and April 1984). Difficulty. #MilanTorino— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) November 26, 2017