As Napoli entered Juventus Stadium with a two-point lead at the top of Serie A, they did so knowing the match against the reigning champions would undoubtedly have a major impact on the destination of this year’s league title.
When the final whistle blew, they found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline, with Simone Zaza’s second-half goal placing the Bianconeri at the top of the table for the first time in 2015/16.
It was a high-pressure game, something that visiting striker Gonzalo Higuain had warned against earlier in the week during an interview with Tg1. “Everything depends on us,” the Argentina international said (h/t beIn Sports), “we have to keep calm and keep our feet on the ground," Higuain told the programme.”
While they would fail to maintain their advantage, there was much to admire on Saturday evening, and what follows is a look at the winners and losers from the game, highlighting the best and worst performances from the top-of-the-table clash.