Napoli's ambition in chasing for top two seat in current Serie A standings suffered a major blow this weekend as they suffered a shock away defeat against Atalanta. Eager to grab maximum points from their travel, Partenopei tried to put on an aggressive display since kick off, but they were facing a solid display from the home side that are not eager in giving away anything easily.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, it was Atalanta that got things going as they got in front on 47 minutes through German Denis' finish. The big target man continue to cause problems for Napoli as on 64 minutes, Denis completed his brace with a fine finish, capitalizing on a defensive mistake from the visitor's defense. Another poor defensive display caught off Rafael Benitez' side as the home side sealed their win with a goal from Maxi Moralez on 70 minutes.