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Napoli retain slim lead over Juve

Napoli clung to top spot in Serie A with a 2-0 win over lowly Benevento yesterday morning (Singapore time), after Gonzalo Higuain hit a rapid hat-trick as champions Juventus piled on the pressure in the title chase with a 7-0 win over Sassuolo.

Goals in either half from Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik kept Maurizio Sarri's side one point ahead of the six-time defending champions. - AFP

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