Napoli end Juventus 3-match unbeaten run as Ronaldo fires blank

Napoli end Juventus 3-match unbeaten run as Ronaldo fires blank

- Napoli vs Juventus ended in a narrow 1-0 win for Gennaro Gattuso's side in a Serie A tie

- Captain Lorenzo Insigne scored the decisive penalty that gave his side the win

- Juventus have suffered another setback to their title challenges following their third defeat of the season

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Napoli recorded consecutive league wins against Juventus for the first time in ten years following a 1-0 win over the defending champions.

The match which was played at the Estadio Diego Maradona saw Lorenzo Insigne score the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.

It was a cagey affair in the opening 20 minutes as both sides failed to get off the mark in the game.

Napoli end Juventus 3-match unbeaten run as Ronaldo fires blank

Juventus suffer their 3rd defeat of the season following their 1-0 loss at Napoli. Photo by Claudio Pasquazi
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The breaking point of the match came in the 30th minute as Giorgio Chiellini out stretched hand hit the face of Amir Rrahmani while contesting for a set-piece.

The Kosovan defender went to ground holding his face as the referee had a second look at the VAR before awarding a penalty and booked the Juve captain.

Insigne converted the resulting spot-kick as he put the ball in the roof of the net to make it 1-0 for Gennaro Gattuso's men.

The side from Naples took a one-goal lead into the second half as Juve's three-match winning run was a stake.

Federico Chiesa's shot went wide as Cristiano Ronaldo forced a fine save from Alex Meret with Napoli hanging on all through the game.

Meret also produced a fine save from Alvaro Morata as Jthe Bianconeri could not break through the defence as the match ended 1-0.

Juventus' title hopes have no suffered a huge setback following their third loss of the season as they slip further from the leading side AC Milan and Inter Milan.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo now has the highest number of followers on social media as a sports celebrity on social media.

The recently clocked 36-year-old officially reached 500 million followers more than any other athlete on social media.

The Juventus striker has been in superb form as recently became the world's leading scorer in the history of football.

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