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Napoli and Juventus each recorded narrow victories against relegation-threatened sides to remain first and second in Serie A on Sunday ahead of their showdown in Turin next weekend

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MILAN — Napoli and Juventus both recorded narrow victories against relegation-threatened sides to remain first and second in Serie A on Sunday ahead of their showdown in Turin next weekend.

Juventus, which went on to win 2-0, appeared to be on the verge of moving level at the top when Juan Cuadrado broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute at Frosinone with the score in Naples.

PHOTO: Juventus’ Paul Pogba, left, and Frosinone’s Raman Chibsah jump for the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Frosinone and Juventus, at Frosinone's Comunale stadium, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Juventus’ Paul Pogba, left, and Frosinone’s Raman Chibsah jump for the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Frosinone and Juventus, at Frosinone's Comunale stadium, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Gonzalo Higuain then converted a penalty against 10-man Carpi moments later for his 24th goal in 24 league matches this season.

There was a touching moment before the match as Napoli fans held up prints of Kalidou Koulibaly's face in a show of support after he was racially abused by Lazio fans in midweek.

Napoli, a 1-0 winner, remained two points ahead of Juventus. Inter Milan drew 3-3 at Hellas Verona.

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