MILAN (AFP) - Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly bagged a brace as Napoli beat Chievo 3-1 to put off Juventus  bid to win Serie A and condemn the Verona facet to relegation.

Juventus -- who misplaced 2-1 at SPAL on Saturday as they targeted on subsequent week s Champions League recreation against Ajax -- wished just a point to seal an 8th consecutive Serie A name.

They could have if Carlo Ancelotti s 2nd-located Napoli didn't beat Chievo, and it would were a brand new file of triumphing with six games to spare.


but towering Senegalese defender Koulibaly scored both side of Arkadiusz Milik s strike for his first league desires this season to place Napoli 17 factors in the back of Juventus.

Massimiliano Allegri s facet will need to wait at the least until next weekend at home towards Fiorentina to seal the Scudetto with a document-equalling 5 fits ultimate.

"This victory takes a bit of weight off our shoulders," stated Ancelotti, in advance of next week s Europa League area-final, return leg game against Arsenal where they trail 2-0.

Koulibaly headed in the commencing purpose within the 15th minute with Milik including a 2nd on 64 mins.

Koulibaly delivered a third with nine minutes left for the primary double of his expert profession, before captain Cesar pulled one again for Chievo simply earlier than the final whistle.

"there has been loads of fear and tension. After Milik s purpose we loosened up a bit," stated Ancelotti whose side had also long gone league video games without a victory.

"we're irritated. We want to reveal every other face of Napoli," introduced Koulibaly.

Chievo -- who had been deducted three factors early inside the season for false accounting -- return to Serie B after eleven instantly years inside the top flight.

Inter Milan consolidated 1/3 function with a 3-1 win over 2nd-from-bottom Frosinone, to transport five points ahead of metropolis competitors AC Milan, who're fourth.

Radja Nainggolan headed inside the opener on 19 minutes with Ivan Perisic converting a penalty 8 minutes before the ruin and Matias Vecino including a third 3 minutes into injury time.

Torino s hopes of Champions League football next season diminished with a 1-1 draw in opposition to 9-man Cagliari in Turin, as Sampdoria rekindled their Europa League pursuits with a 2-zero derby win over 10-man Genoa.

Simone Zaza opened the scoring for Torino on 52 mins earlier than seeing red with Cagliari also having gamers sent off overdue on.

Italian forward Zaza changed into brushed off in the 74th minute for disagreeing with referee Massimiliano Irrati over a unfastened-kick presented in opposition to him.

Cagliari drew stage a minute later whilst Leonardo Pavoletti headed in a Luca Cigarini go, with the goal showed following a long VAR evaluation.

The Sardinian aspect saw Luca Pellegrini and Nicolo Barella each receive 2nd yellow cards in the last levels.

Torino live 7th, 5 points off AC Milan who occupy the very last Champions League spot, with Cagliari in 12th.

In Genoa, veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella furnished the go for Gregoire Defrel s opener after less than 3 minutes after which added a 2nd from the penalty spot eight minutes after 1/2-time to head top of the Serie A scorers  chart with 22 dreams.

Genoa played most of the second half a person down after Davide Biraschi become brushed off for handball.

In Tuscany, Vincenzo Montella s first game as Fiorentina train ended with a goalless draw at home in opposition to relegation-candidates Bologna, pushing their winless run to eight games.

Fiorentina, in 10th function, are 12 points off the Europa League locations.