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Juventus coach Allegri dubs Napoli direct title rival

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Juventus coach Max Allegri is wary facing a revitalised Napoli tonight.

Allegri recognises they meet a refreshed Napoli under new coach Walter Mazzarri.

He said: "It's another direct clash, there are five games left until the end of the first half and we still have two direct clashes with Napoli and Roma at home and three difficult away matches.

“Our goal is to score more points than last year in the first half which was 38, quite a few, and now we are at 33. The main objective is this."

“We are all fine, after Inter and Monza there's euphoria but for us it's important to have clear objectives and at the moment it's to score more points than last year in the first half.

“The second objective is to reach the end of the season in the top four and continue with our growth path. Without getting too excited, wanting to improve, these are the most important things.

“The matches must be played one at a time, tomorrow is difficult, complicated, Napoli despite the defeat were in the match against Inter had excellent chances.

“They scored 17 points away, they have a very important roadmap. Juve have won only one time in the last seven meetings, this is another goal we can achieve."

He added: “Last year at Napoli we took a bad defeat, we conceded the third goal from a corner with Locatelli half dying on the pitch. Napoli's value is important this year too and they demonstrated it against Inter."