Serie A Matchday 16: Inter Milan, Napoli battle for leader position

Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 17:08 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Unbeaten Inter Milan maintained their lead at the top of Serie A after a hard-fought goalless draw at arch-rivals Juventus. Luciano Spalletti's Inter, with 40 points

Inter Milan remain in top spot in Serie A after holding a goalless draw against Juve
Unbeaten Inter Milan maintained their lead at the top of Serie A after a hard-fought goalless draw at arch-rivals Juventus. Luciano Spalletti's Inter, with 40 points, leave Turin one point ahead of second-placed Napoli, who stands on 39 points with Juventus closing on the heels with 38 points. Inter Milan will look forward to widen the gap when they meet Udinese next, who is currently on 13th position on the table.

Juventus team
Juventus team

Three goals in five games for Napoli; Aim for top spot when they meet Torino
Napoli, currently enjoying the second place on the table with 39 points. The Light Blues are in poor goal scoring form as they have managed to score just three goals in their last five Serie A games, and scoring none in the last two matches for the first time since September 2014. The Partenopei were held to a 0-0 draw by Fiorentina, with that result following a 1-0 defeat at home to Juventus. That is the first time Maurizio Sarri's side have failed to score in consecutive games since the Coach took over but now south Italian team will look forward to get back to the leader position when they meet Torino next.

Battle to Finish top 3
The top three teams in the Serie A get a direct qualification for the UEFA Champions League. The difference between the table toppers and the third place team are just 2 points with the 4th team just 5 points adrift from the leaders. This is as close as it can get and all the teams are gunning for the top 3 spots. Inter Milan has started on a unbeatable note and will look to continue whereas teams like Napoli, Juventus and Roma are at an arm stretch from the leaders.

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