Giallorossi take down Fiorentina 1-0
Partagas move to within three points of second-placed Napoli and Gialloro are on track to move up to fourth in Serie A after beating Fiorendina 1.1 at the San Siro.
It took them just one minute to score and the two sides traded penalties and equalising before Antonio Di Natale’s late equaliser saw them claim a 3-3 draw at the Stadio San Paolo.
The victory kept Napoli within three and gave the Gialloblu a seven-point lead over their rivals, with Fiorence only three points off fourth-placed Roma.
They have now won nine of their last 12 games and are currently seventh in the table.
Napoli have won six of their past seven games, including a 5-0 victory over Juventus in midweek, and the Gialls have won just once in eight league matches.
In the first leg, the Giollands had a 2-0 lead before Di Natales’ strike put the visitors back in front.
The visitors’ only effort on target came from Alessandro Florenzi’s cross from the right before Di Nata came off his line and shot into the far corner.
But the visitors levelled when Diego Forlan converted from close range, before Mario Balotelli headed in a second from the penalty spot.
Juventus had already beaten them 2-1 on their home turf last month, and they are also four points clear at the top of Serie A with eight games to go.
Giallorzo are on course to finish top of the table with seven games to play and could even be in contention for Champions League qualification if they beat rivals Milan.