MILAN (AFP) - Inter Milan and Napoli return to the Serie A fray after a disappointing week of European football for the Italian giants as leaders Juventus look to pull clear after punching their ticket to the Champions League last 16.
Juventus have 29 points from 11 games, one point ahead of Inter Milan, with resurgent Roma a further six points adrift in third.
Napoli are seventh after a run of three league games without a victory.
A win over struggling AC Milan would allow Juventus to keep ahead of Inter, who host midtable Verona after their 3-2 Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund.
After the frustration of throwing away a two-goal lead against the Germans, Antonio Conte's Inter need a boost against Verona, who were themselves under fire during the week after their fans aimed racist chants at Brescia's Mario Balotelli last weekend.
"This defeat has really got to me and I hope that's the same for my players," said Conte, who blamed a lack of resources despite remodelling the team after his arrival last summer.
*****Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on as forward Lorenzo Insigne, left, attends a training session.