Napoli's favourite son Diego Maradona is set for an official homecoming, with the footballing great to become a global ambassador for the Serie A club. Back home in his adopted city to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Napoli's first Scudetto, Maradona has held talks with president Aurelio De Laurentiis regarding a return to the Stadio San Paolo.
* Juve only a point clear after losing 2-1 at Fiorentina * Second-placed Roma close gap with 1-0 win at Udinese * Napoli stay in third after 3-1 success over Pescara * Lazio beat Atalanta 2-1 with both coaches sent off (Re-casts with Fiorentina v Juventus) MILAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serie A leaders Juventus suffered a 2-1 defeat at mid-table Fiorentina on Sunday as the Serie A title race came alive following a niggly, bad-tempered but pulsating match. Juve's fourth league reverse of the season, all away from home, meant their lead at the top was cut to one point after second-placed AS Roma beat Udinese 1-0 away despite a shocking penalty miss from their leading scorer Edin Dzeko.
MILAN (AP) — With Diego Maradona in Naples to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his side's first title win, Marek Hamsik closed in on the Napoli legend's goal scoring record. Hamsik netted his eighth goal in all competitions this season to help Napoli beat Pescara 3-1 on Sunday and keep up the pressure on the Serie A top two. The Slovakia international needs just nine more to equal Maradona's record of 115 goals for Napoli. Maradona is still revered in Naples after leading the team to its only two league titles in 1987 and 1990 and that was evident when he was greeted by more than 100 fans upon his arrival in the city on Friday night. Napoli struggled to get past a well-organized Pescara side