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 By PA Sport

Juventus go top of Serie A as Simone Zaza fires late winner versus Napoli

Simone Zaza
Juventus left it late, but Simone Zaza delivered to send his team top of the Serie A table.

Simone Zaza's last-gasp goal fired Juventus to the top of the Serie A table at Napoli's expense.

The Azzurri arrived in Turin hoping to extend their two-point lead in the Scudetto race but the league's top scorer Gonzalo Higuain and his teammates failed to breach the reigning champions' defence.

Massimiliano Allegri's men toiled in their own pursuit of a goal until the 88th minute, when substitute Zaza earned a 15th straight win -- 1-0 on the night -- while ending Napoli's long run as leaders.

Frosinone took an important step towards attaining survival in Serie A as a brace from Daniel Ciofani downed Empoli 2-1 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.

Ciofani opened the scoring after 18 minutes in Empoli by heading Daniel Pavlovic's cross home. Massimo Maccarone equalised for the hosts on the hour mark, the former Middlesbrough man converting an assist from Riccardo Saponara.

But in the 74th minute Ciofani notched from the penalty spot following Mario Rui's foul on Federico Dionisi.

Promoted Frosinone are now just three points behind Sampdoria and the last position of safety, while out-of-form Empoli remain in ninth place.

Nicola Sansone's rapid equaliser earned Sassuolo their share of the points from a 1-1 draw at Chievo.

In the 29th minute Nicola Rigoni was fouled by Federico Peluso in the Sassuolo box, allowing Valter Birsa to score his second goal in as many games by converting the resultant penalty.

But only one minute and 20 seconds later Sansone rifled home a searing right-footed strike to spare Sassuolo from another defeat.

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