Substitute Arkadiusz Milik scored five minutes from time and Napoli won 2-1 at Atalanta on Monday to keep alive its faint Serie A title hopes.

Second-placed Napoli moved back within eight points of seven-time defending champion Juventus; and three points ahead of third-placed Inter Milan.

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)

Milik scored with an expert volley following a cross from Mario Rui three minutes after he came on for Dries Mertens.

Napoli's Jose Callejon runs with the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)
Napoli’s Jose Callejon runs with the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)

Fabian Ruiz put Napoli ahead less than 90 seconds in by redirecting a splendid cross from Lorenzo Insigne on a counterattack.

Former Napoli forward Duvan Zapata equalized after the break from close range.

Napoli's Fabian Ruiz, behind, celebrates with teammate Dries Mertens after scoring the first goal of the game during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)
Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz, behind, celebrates with teammate Dries Mertens after scoring the first goal of the game during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)

Atalanta remained 11th.

Napoli's haead coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)
Napoli’s haead coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Napoli at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo, Italy, Monday, Dec. 3 2018. (Paolo Magni/ansa via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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