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Cavani helps Napoli close in on Milan

Published: Sunday 6 February 2011, 17.30CET
Edinson Cavani's 18th league goal of the season helped SSC Napoli move to within three points of Serie A's leading side AC Milan after the Rossoneri were held to a 1-1 draw by Genoa CFC.
Cavani helps Napoli close in on Milan
Edinson Cavani scored his fifth goal in five league matches against Cesena ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 6 February 2011, 17.30CET

Cavani helps Napoli close in on Milan

Edinson Cavani's 18th league goal of the season helped SSC Napoli move to within three points of Serie A's leading side AC Milan after the Rossoneri were held to a 1-1 draw by Genoa CFC.

A 2-0 home win against AS Cesena lifted SSC Napoli to within three points of Serie A leaders AC Milan after the Rossoneri were held 1-1 at Genoa CFC.

Milan made a promising start at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and, when Pato pounced just before the half-hour, the Diavolo's title charge looked to be staying the course. However, the visitors could find no answer to Antonio Floro Flores's equaliser (45+1) for Genoa, which gave Napoli the chance to make amends for their midweek defeat by AC Chievo Verona. Edinson Cavani's 18th league goal of the season after 13 minutes set the Partenopei on their way, before José Ernesto Sosa struck in added time.

FC Internazionale Milano are now third after they completed a thrilling 5-3 victory against AS Roma, two goals from Samuel Eto'o helping the hosts into a 4-1 lead before the visitors – down to ten men following Nicolás Burdisso's 62nd-minute dismissal – attempted an ultimately fruitless comeback. Two points behind Inter in fourth, S.S. Lazio could only draw 1-1 at home with Chievo.

Elsewhere, US Città di Palermo are up to fifth thanks to a 4-2 success at struggling US Lecce, while there were home wins for Bologna FC and Brescia Calcio, 1-0 against Catania Calcio and 2-0 against AS Bari respectively.

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Italian Serie A 2010/11

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

06/02/2011

InternazionaleInternazionale5-3RomaRoma

Sneijder 3, Eto'o 35, 63 (p), Thiago Motta 71, Cambiasso 90

Fábio Simplício 13, Vučinić 75, Loria 81

Venue: Milano

06/02/2011

ParmaParma1-1FiorentinaFiorentina

Amauri 15

D'Agostino 49 (p)

Venue: Parma

06/02/2011

NapoliNapoli2-0CesenaCesena

Cavani 13, Sosa 90+1

Venue: Napoli

06/02/2011

BresciaBrescia2-0BariBari

Diamanti 17 (p), Caracciolo 90+3

Venue: Brescia

06/02/2011

LecceLecce2-4PalermoPalermo

Giacomazzi 17, Jeda 50

Miccoli 45+2, Pastore 57, Hernández 60, Iličić 62

Venue: Lecce

06/02/2011

GenoaGenoa1-1MilanMilan

Floro Flores 45+1

Pato 29

Venue: Genova

06/02/2011

LazioLazio1-1ChievoChievo

Hernanes 45+3

Cesar 64

Venue: Roma

06/02/2011

BolognaBologna1-0CataniaCatania

Portanova 41

Venue: Bologna

05/02/2011

CagliariCagliari1-3JuventusJuventus

Acquafresca 51

Matri 20, 75, Toni 84

Venue: Cagliari

05/02/2011

UdineseUdinese2-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Alexis Sánchez 18, Di Natale 40

Venue: Udine

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