Napoli lost more ground on Juventus in the race for this season's Scudetto, after they were held to a goalless draw at Inter on Sunday night.
For the most part, the contest was well matched, and neither side, despite
A sombre, but touching tribute enveloped a tearful San Siro ahead of kick-off in memory of the late Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, and both sides utilised that emotion in the opening quarter to provide a high tempo, albeit opportunity sparse, affair.
And as the clash headed towards half time, despite the contest remaining fluid and fast-paced, both managers' containment instructions bore through, with neither willing to offer the other any advantage in such a crucial top of the table meeting.
With less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half,
Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli HT: Tactical masterclass from both Luciano Spalletti and Maurizio Sarri but Nerazzurri's lack of ability to retain possession could prove costly in the second-half. Also, a decent attempt on goal wouldn't go amiss. #Inter #Napoli #InterNapoli #SerieA— Joe Owens (@joejournosun) March 11, 2018
However, despite a chance-barren first-half, the second almost burst into life inside two minutes, as
But Inter were unable to capitalise on the Italy international's generosity, and the highly-fought contest ended goalless; leaving Juventus in the driver's seat for this season's Scudetto and