Vecino scores as Lazio beat leaders Napoli 1-0

Vecino scores as Lazio beat leaders Napoli 1-0

NAPLES (Reuters) - A second-half strike by midfielder Matias Vecino earned Lazio a 1-0 win over Napoli in Serie A on Friday, ending the runaway leaders' winning streak of eight games.

Lazio sealed the win in the 67th minute through Vecino, who picked up a ball cleared by Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and sent a stunning first-time shot from a distance which went inside the left post.

Lazio have provisionally moved two places up to second in the standings on 48 points, one above third-placed Inter Milan and AC Milan in fourth, who both have a game in hand.

Runaway leaders Napoli, on 65 points, have suffered only their second league defeat this season after they had lost away to Inter in January.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)