Napoli held to entertaining 0-0 draw at Inter Milan

AP, Saturday 26 Apr 2014

Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler of Switzerland, left, challenge for the ball with Inter Milan midfielder Anderson Hernanes of Brazil during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, April 26, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Napoli failed to mathematically secure third spot in Serie A as it was held to an entertaining 0-0 draw at Inter Milan on Saturday.

Ealier, Fiorentina crushed relegation-threatened Bologna 3-0 to keep alive its faint hopes of snatching the final Champions League berth from Napoli.

Fiorentina moved to eight points behind Napoli with three rounds remaining. The two meet in the Italian Cup final next Saturday.

At San Siro, both managers were facing former teams. Walter Mazzarri coached Napoli for four years before moving to Inter last summer.

It was Rafa Benitez's first match at Inter since his dismissal in December 2010 following a brief spell in charge.

Both teams enjoyed numerous opportunities but couldn't score.

Gokhan Inler's effort crashed off the right post eight minutes from time for Napoli.

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