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Cavani treble powers Napoli past Milan

Published: Sunday 18 September 2011, 22.34CET
Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick as SSC Napoli came back from behind to defeat AC Milan 3-1 at home, after Juventus had clinched their own second victory this term at AC Siena.

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Published: Sunday 18 September 2011, 22.34CET

Cavani treble powers Napoli past Milan

Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick as SSC Napoli came back from behind to defeat AC Milan 3-1 at home, after Juventus had clinched their own second victory this term at AC Siena.

Edinson Cavani fired a hat-trick as SSC Napoli defeated AC Milan 3-1 at home to record their second consecutive Serie A win this term.

Impressive in their 1-1 draw at Manchester City FC in midweek, Napoli moved to the top of the pile in Italy thanks to some wonderful finishing from their Uruguayan striker, who volleyed in the leveller just moments after Alberto Aquilani had given Milan an 11th-minute lead. He then curled in a superb second from the left nine minutes before the interval and completed his treble with an instinctive finish six minutes after the break.

Earlier in the day, Juventus and Udinese Calcio also recorded their second league victories of the season, with Juve coach Antonio Conte enjoying a return to the club he guided back to the Italian top flight last term as Alessandro Matri (54) scored the only goal of the game against AC Siena.

Another Italian international, Antonio Di Natale, was on target for the fourth competitive match running as his early penalty helped Udinese on their way to a 2-0 defeat of ACF Fiorentina, who also conceded Mauricio Isla's strike (29). Meanwhile, Maxi López's effort on the stroke of half-time secured a 1-0 triumph for Calcio Catania against AC Cesena.

Elsewhere, Sebastian Giovinco moved joint top of the scorers' charts with his second and third goals of the season in Parma FC's 2-1 defeat of AC Chievo Verona, Genoa CFC came from behind to overcome S.S. Lazio by the same scoreline, and US Lecce and Atalanta BC were 2-0 and 1-0 victors against Bologna FC and US Città di Palermo respectively.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.40CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

18/09/2011

NapoliNapoli3-1MilanMilan

Cavani 13, 36, 51

Aquilani 11

Venue: Napoli

18/09/2011

CataniaCatania1-0CesenaCesena

Maxi López 45+2 (p)

Venue: Catania

18/09/2011

UdineseUdinese2-0FiorentinaFiorentina

Di Natale 8 (p), Isla 29

Venue: Udine

18/09/2011

SienaSiena0-1JuventusJuventus

Matri 54

Venue: Siena

18/09/2011

BolognaBologna0-2LecceLecce

Giacomazzi 37, Grossmüller 60

Venue: Bologna

18/09/2011

ParmaParma2-1ChievoChievo

Giovinco 24, 90+1

Paloschi 79

Venue: Parma

18/09/2011

LazioLazio1-2GenoaGenoa

Sculli 11

Palacio 54, Kucka 71

Venue: Roma

18/09/2011

AtalantaAtalanta1-0PalermoPalermo

Denis 34

Venue: Bergamo

17/09/2011

InternazionaleInternazionale0-0RomaRoma

Venue: Milano

17/09/2011

CagliariCagliari2-1NovaraNovara

Thiago Ribeiro 38, Larrivey 86

Morimoto 88

Venue: Cagliari

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

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