Football: Benitez plays down Napoli hopes as rivals slip
MILAN (AFP) - Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has played down his side's title challenge after they moved two points clear of a host of Serie A rivals who failed to take maximum points at the weekened.
Benitez took over from Walter Mazzarri after Napoli's second-place finish behind Juventus last season and has steered the Partenopei to three wins in as many game to lead the Italian top flight ahead of Inter, Fiorentina and Juventus.
Juventus spurned late chances to take all three points in a 1-1 win at Inter Milan on Saturday while AC Milan had to battle to secure a late and rather fortuitous draw away to Torino.
Fiorentina had hoped to capitalise by securing a win at home to visiting Cagliari that would have moved La Viola up to second, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw that was made worse by injuries and a late sending off.