Serie A Napoli Hope Of Playing In Europe In Limbo After Draw With Fiorentina

Italian champions Napoli’s chances of playing in Europe next season were hanging by a thread after a 2-2 draw with Fiorentina in Serie A on Friday.

Napoli took the lead in the eighth minute when defender Amir Rrahmani nodded in Matteo Politano’s corner.

Cristiano Biraghi equalised for Fiorentina in the 40th minute with a free kick, and M’Bala Nzola put the hosts ahead two minutes later with a drive into the bottom corner of the net.

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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of Napoli answered with another amazing free kick early in the second half, saving a point for his club.

Fiorentina is in eighth position with 54 points and one game in hand, five points behind seventh-place Lazio.

They may still qualify for the Europa League by either leapfrogging Rome or winning the Europa Conference League final on May 29 against Greece’s Olympiakos.

Napoli, in ninth place with 52 points, still has a slender chance of qualifying for the Europa Conference League playoffs.

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