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Napoli sink Catania to join Juve at top

Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 23.29CET
SSC Napoli moved level on points with Juventus at the top of Serie A thanks to a 2-0 success against Calcio Catania, ahead of the champions' Sunday trip to AC Chievo Verona.

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Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 23.29CET

Napoli sink Catania to join Juve at top

SSC Napoli moved level on points with Juventus at the top of Serie A thanks to a 2-0 success against Calcio Catania, ahead of the champions' Sunday trip to AC Chievo Verona.

SSC Napoli cranked up the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus by moving level on points with the Turin club courtesy of a 2-0 success at home to Calcio Catania.

The Partenopei made it five wins from their last six in the league as an efficient first-half performance dealt with a dangerous Catania side who had themselves won their last three coming into the fixture. It took 31 minutes for the breakthrough to come as Juan Zúñiga's driven cross from the left found a way to the back post where Marek Hamšík lay in wait to side-foot in the opener.

Edinson Cavani smashed the crossbar with a free-kick from 25 metres before captain Paolo Cannavaro made things comfortable a minute before the break, neatly turning in Hamšík's pull back from close. The result puts pressure on Juve, who travel to AC Chievo Verona tomorrow, having won just two of their last five in the league.

Earlier in the day 12th-placed Torino FC and 13th-placed UC Sampdoria could not be separated in their 0-0 draw, while on Friday evening Cagliari Calcio won 4-2 at AS Roma, ending Zdeněk Zeman's reign in charge of the Giallorossi.

Last updated: 21/11/14 16.02CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 18:28 CET

02/02/2013

NapoliNapoli2-0CataniaCatania

Hamšík 31, Cannavaro 44

Venue: Napoli

02/02/2013

TorinoTorino0-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Venue: Torino

01/02/2013

RomaRoma2-4CagliariCagliari

Totti 35, de Mattos Filho 90+3

Nainggolan 3, Goicoechea 46 (o.g.), Sau 53, Pisano 71

Venue: Roma

Standings

*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/03/2013 18:28 CET

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