April 18, 2018 / 9:02 PM / in 4 months

Soccer-Napoli hit back twice to beat Udinese and cut Juve's lead

FLORENCE, Italy, April 18 (Reuters) - Napoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 in Serie A on Wednesday and cut Juventus’ lead to four points after the Turin side were held 1-1 at relegation-threatened Crotone.

Fiorentina forward Jordan Veretout scored a hat-trick but was on the losing side in a 4-3 home defeat by Lazio in which two players were sent off in the first 15 minutes, visiting coach Simone Inzaghi was dismissed and a penalty was revoked by VAR.

Raul Albiol, Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Tonelli scored in the last half hour to keep Napoli in the title race ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Juventus.

Alex Sandro gave Juve an early lead but Simy equalised midway through the second half for Crotone.

Juventus lead with 85 points, followed by Napoli on 81 with AS Roma, who beat Genoa 2-1, and Lazio on 64 in the other two Champions League places.

Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond

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