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Cavani treble strengthens Napoli's title claims

Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 17.25CET
SSC Napoli's title challenge remains on track after Edinson Cavani's hat-trick helped them to a 4-3 win against S.S. Lazio, as Udinese Calcio lost for the first time since December.
Cavani treble strengthens Napoli's title claims
Edinson Cavani celebrates his fourth hat-trick in all competitions this season ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 17.25CET

Cavani treble strengthens Napoli's title claims

SSC Napoli's title challenge remains on track after Edinson Cavani's hat-trick helped them to a 4-3 win against S.S. Lazio, as Udinese Calcio lost for the first time since December.

While Internazionale Milano FC's title challenge suffered a setback with their Derby della Madonnina defeat to AC Milan on Saturday, SSC Napoli's was boosted by a dramatic 4-3 triumph against S.S. Lazio.

Not for the first time this season Edinson Cavani was the hero of the San Paolo, scoring a hat-trick to help Napoli leapfrog Inter into second place, three points behind Milan. The Partenopei earned their points the hard way, though, going behind to goals by Stefano Mauri (29) and André Dias (56) before trailing again when Salvatore Aronica's own goal (68) undid the good work of Andrea Dossena (60) and Cavani (62).

Following Giuseppe Biava's dismissal, however, the Uruguay striker equalised again (82) and the comeback was complete when Cavani took his tally for the season to 25 goals in 31 Serie A appearances (88).

Fourth-placed Udinese Calcio remain four points behind Inter following a shock 2-0 defeat at lowly US Lecce. Andrea Bertolacci's double (48, 65) ended the Friulani's 13-match unbeaten sequence and lifted Luigi De Canio's side out of the relegation zone. Juventus, meanwhile, moved to within two points of sixth-placed AS Roma with a 2-0 victory against the Giallorossi.

In the Derby di Sicilia, Calcio Catania humbled US Città di Palermo 4-0, Cagliari Calcio won 1-0 at Genoa CFC, while bottom club AS Bari clinched their fourth league win of the season (2-1) against Parma FC.

Results

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Last updated: 04/04/11 0.42CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2010/11

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

03/04/2011

RomaRoma0-2JuventusJuventus

Krasić 59, Matri 74

Venue: Roma

03/04/2011

ParmaParma1-2BariBari

Amauri 80

Parisi 64, Álvarez 90+2

Venue: Parma

03/04/2011

CesenaCesena2-2FiorentinaFiorentina

Jiménez 18, Caserta 86

Gilardino 35, Montolivo 69

Venue: Cesena

03/04/2011

CataniaCatania4-0PalermoPalermo

Balzaretti 48 (o.g.), Bergessio 61, Ledesma 67, Pesce 76

Venue: Catania

03/04/2011

LecceLecce2-0UdineseUdinese

Bertolacci 48, 65

Venue: Lecce

03/04/2011

ChievoChievo0-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Venue: Verona

03/04/2011

GenoaGenoa0-1CagliariCagliari

Acquafresca 16

Venue: Genova

03/04/2011

NapoliNapoli4-3LazioLazio

Dossena 60, Cavani 62, 82 (p), 88

Mauri 29, André Dias 56, Aronica 68 (o.g.)

Venue: Napoli

02/04/2011

MilanMilan3-0InternazionaleInternazionale

Pato 1, 62, Cassano 90 (p)

Venue: Milano

02/04/2011

BresciaBrescia3-1BolognaBologna

P. Hetemaj 3, Zoboli 9, Caracciolo 65 (p)

Di Vaio 30

Venue: Brescia

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