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Napoli stay second after being held by Milan

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain (3L) in action during the match against AC Milan. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain (3L) in action during the match against AC Milan. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

NAPLES, Italy, (Reuters) - Napoli wasted a chance to return to the top of Serie A when they were held 1-1 at home by AC Milan in a tense encounter on Monday.

The hosts, 4-0 winners at San Siro earlier in the campaign, went ahead in the 39th minute when Lorenzo Insigne's 25-metre effort took a wicked deflection off Ignazio Abate and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Milan levelled five minutes later with their first shot on target, the unmarked Giacomo Bonaventura turning the ball in at the far post after it was unwittingly headed into his path by home defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Napoli, chasing their first league title since 1990, have 57 points from 26 games, one behind Juventus who drew 0-0 at Bologna on Friday.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood; Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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