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Napoli hit six while Inter end drought

Published: Friday 9 March 2012, 22.49CET
SSC Napoli recorded their fifth consecutive league win while FC Internazionale Milano won for the first time in eight Serie A games ahead of both sides' midweek European deciders.
Napoli hit six while Inter end drought
Ezequiel Lavezzi takes the acclaim after his goal for Napoli ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 9 March 2012, 22.49CET

Napoli hit six while Inter end drought

SSC Napoli recorded their fifth consecutive league win while FC Internazionale Milano won for the first time in eight Serie A games ahead of both sides' midweek European deciders.

SSC Napoli served a warning to Chelsea FC ahead of their UEFA Champions League return by beating Cagliari Calcio 6-3 while FC Internazionale Milano also claimed a victory.

Napoli head to Stamford Bridge for their round of 16 return on Wednesday with a 3-1 advantage and they opened up an identical lead by half-time against Serie A strugglers Cagliari. Marek Hamšík celebrated his new contract extension with the opening goal after ten minutes, Paolo Cannavaro doubled the lead nine minutes later and Davide Astori's own goal made it three after half an hour.

The visitors pulled one back before the interval through Joaquin Larrivey but any hopes of denying Napoli a fifth straight league success and fourth spot were eradicated by Ezequiel Lavezzi's penalty (56) and Walter Gargano (70). Christian Maggio ensured the Partenopei struck six at home for the second time in Serie A this term though the margin of victory was reduced thanks to Larrivey completing his hat-trick.

Inter prepared for their visit from Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday by ending their run of seven league games without a win with a 2-0 victory at AC Chievo Verona. The Nerazzurri left it late, though, with Walter Samuel and Diego Milito scoring in the final three minutes – after the latter had missed a first-half penalty – to give Claudio Ranieri's men a timely boost before they attempt to overturn a 1-0 deficit against the Ligue 1 hopefuls.

Last updated: 09/03/12 23.37CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:53 CET

09/03/2012

ChievoChievo0-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Samuel 87, Milito 90

Venue: Verona

09/03/2012

NapoliNapoli6-3CagliariCagliari

Hamšík 10, Cannavaro 19, Astori 30 (o.g.), Lavezzi 56 (penalty), Gargano 70, Maggio 84

Larrivey 37, 77, 90+2

Venue: Napoli

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:53 CET

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