Football: Epic win for Napoli but Roma stay top
MILAN (AFP) - Napoli 'keeper Pepe Reina ended Mario Balotelli's career streak of 21 successive penalties but failed to see his side reclaim top spot Sunday despite a first away league win over Milan in 27 years.
Napoli's 2-1 win was their first Serie A victory over the Rossoneri at the San Siro since a side led by Argentine legend Diego Maradona beat Milan in April 1986.
But despite Rafael Benitez's men dominating Massimiliano Allegri's injury-hit side, the Azzurri failed to hold on to the two-goal lead that would have seen them reclaim top spot after Balotelli reduced the arrears in injury time.
It meant Roma, who scored second-half goals through Federico Balzaretti and Adem Ljajic to secure a 2-0 win over derby rivals Lazio, remain top thanks to superior goal difference.