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Napoli's title hopes dented by Udinese

Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 23.42CET
SSC Napoli's hopes of a first Scudetto since 1990 suffered a major setback as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Udinese Calcio, after S.S. Lazio hit four goals past Calcio Catania.
Napoli's title hopes dented by Udinese
Gökhan Inler is mobbed after scoring Udinese's first goal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 23.42CET

Napoli's title hopes dented by Udinese

SSC Napoli's hopes of a first Scudetto since 1990 suffered a major setback as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Udinese Calcio, after S.S. Lazio hit four goals past Calcio Catania.

Napoli suffered a major blow to their Serie A title hopes following a 2-1 home defeat by Udinese Calcio.

The Partenopei, who had won their last four league matches, were undone by strikes from Gökhan Inler (55) and former Napoli forward Germán Denis (61). Although Giuseppe Mascara pulled a goal back in added time, Napoli's night was summed up when Edinson Cavani's penalty was saved by Samir Handanovič.

Napoli are six points adrift of leaders AC Milan, with Udinese − who had Maurizio Domizzi dismissed late on − a point behind fourth-placed S.S. Lazio. Eduardo Reja's side closed to within a victory of FC Internazionale Milano after putting four past Calcio Catania, Hernanes (40), Stefano Mauri (56), Sergio Floccari (78) and Mauro Zárate (89) on target in Sicily. Juventus, however, missed out on the chance to leapfrog AS Roma into sixth following a goalless draw at ACF Fiorentina.

Brescia Calcio's relegation worries increased following a 3-0 defeat by Genoa CFC, while ten-man AC Chievo Verona, in twelfth, beat Bologna FC 2-0. Elsewhere, US Lecce scored in added time to draw 3-3 with Cagliari Calcio and AC Cesena are out of the relegation zone thanks to a 1-0 victory against bottom club AS Bari.

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Last updated: 18/04/11 14.48CET

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Italian Serie A 2010/11

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

17/04/2011

NapoliNapoli1-2UdineseUdinese

Mascara 90+5

Inler 55, Denis 61

Venue: Napoli

17/04/2011

GenoaGenoa3-0BresciaBrescia

Rafinha 59, Berardi 70 (o.g.), Antonelli 90+4

Venue: Genova

17/04/2011

CesenaCesena1-0BariBari

Bogdani 48

Venue: Cesena

17/04/2011

FiorentinaFiorentina0-0JuventusJuventus

Venue: Firenze

17/04/2011

ChievoChievo2-0BolognaBologna

Constant 14, Marcolini 83

Venue: Verona

17/04/2011

CataniaCatania1-4LazioLazio

Schelotto 46

Hernanes 40, Mauri 56, Floccari 78, Zárate 89

Venue: Catania

17/04/2011

LecceLecce3-3CagliariCagliari

Mesbah 49, Fabiano 88, Corvia 90+4

Conti 67, Acquafresca 20, 71

Venue: Lecce

16/04/2011

MilanMilan3-0SampdoriaSampdoria

Seedorf 20, Cassano 54 (p), Robinho 61

Venue: Milano

16/04/2011

ParmaParma2-0InternazionaleInternazionale

Giovinco 35, Amauri 85

Venue: Parma

16/04/2011

RomaRoma2-3PalermoPalermo

Totti 20 (p), Vučinić 90+2

Pinilla 43 (p), Hernández 84, 90

Venue: Roma

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*Team Bologna FC have had 3 points deducted
Last updated: 12/06/2011 03:52 CET

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