Lazio win to keep Napoli's Serie A title celebs on ice

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Lazio have kept Napoli from sealing the Serie A title for at least another day by beating Sassuolo 2-0.

The result means that Napoli need a point at Udinese on Thursday to win a first Italian league title since Diego Maradona led the club to their only two championships in 1987 and 1990.

Felipe Anderson put hosts Lazio ahead early at the Stadio Olimpico with one touch following a ball over the top from Marcos Antonio and then Toma Basic doubled the Roman club's advantage in added time by finishing off a counterattack.

Lazio moved within 15 points of runaway leaders Napoli and back into second place ahead of Juventus, who beat Lecce 2-1 earlier on Wednesday.

Dusan Vlahovic ended a long scoring drought with the decisive goal and Juv ended a five-match winless streak across all competitions.

Vlahovic scored before the break to end a run of 773 minutes without a goal in the Italian league. And the Serbia international did it in style, using a half-volley from the edge of the area to find the target.

Leandro Paredes had given Juventus an early lead with a free kick before Assan Ceesay converted a penalty to equalise for Lecce.

Relegation-threatened Cremonese held AC Milan to a 1-1 at the San Siro, where Junior Messias scored a late equaliser for the Rossoneri after David Okereke had put the visitors ahead.

Inter Milan, who will face their city rivals in the Champions League semi-finals, routed relegation-threatened Hellas Verona 6-0 with braces from Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez.

Elsewhere, Roma were held to a 1-1 draw at Monza.

Stephan El Shaarawy put Roma ahead early following a goalkeeping blunder but Luca Caldirola equalised before the break with a difficult volley following a free kick.

Boulaye Dia scored a hat-trick for Salernitana but Cristiano Biraghi netted late for Fiorentina in a wild 3-3 draw.

Atalanta beat Spezia 3-2 and Torino defeated last-placed Sampdoria 2-0.