Simy Nwankwo fired blank as Crotone fell 2-0 in an away defeat to Italian Serie B leaders Benevento on Saturday.
Nwankwo played the entire duration of the game, however he failed to add to his nine league goals this season.
Nicolas Viola made it 1 – 0 from the penalty spot early in the second half and Riccardo Improta scored the scored on the dot of 90.
The loss however allowed Crotone to further loss ground of the top of the table rivalry , while the hosts extended their advantage on the log.
Benevento are first on 28 points , while Crotone slipped to third with 21 points.