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Cavani inspires Napoli, Milan return to form

Published: Wednesday 26 September 2012, 22.55CET
SSC Napoli joined Juventus at the Serie A summit with an Edinson Cavani-inspired victory against S.S. Lazio on a night when AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano returned to winning ways.

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Published: Wednesday 26 September 2012, 22.55CET

Cavani inspires Napoli, Milan return to form

SSC Napoli joined Juventus at the Serie A summit with an Edinson Cavani-inspired victory against S.S. Lazio on a night when AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano returned to winning ways.

Edinson Cavani struck a hat-trick as SSC Napoli continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 success against S.S. Lazio, while AC Milan arrested a run of two straight defeats at home to Cagliari Calcio.

Napoli knew victory would move them level Juventus at the summit and their enterprising approach bore fruit inside 19 minutes when Cavani's deflected effort eluded Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti. The Uruguayan international made it two just after the half-hour, before concluding an imperious display with a cool finish in the second half. 

Milan returned to form courtesy of Stephan El Shaarawy's double, as did city rivals FC Interazionale Milano, who swept aside AC Chievo Verona by the same scoreline. Meanwhile, despite being reduced to ten men, UC Sampdoria fought back to salvage a 1-1 draw at AS Roma and move third. 

Elsewhere, Calcio Catania came from behind to defeat Atalanta BC 2-1 and Marco Borriello's penalty two minutes from time earned Genoa CFC a 1-1 draw with Parma FC. Pescara are off the mark after condeming US Città di Palermo to their fourth defeat of the season, while Torino FC and Udinese Calcio ended goalless.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.15CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 17:19 CET

26/09/2012

RomaRoma1-1SampdoriaSampdoria

Totti 34

Munari 62

Venue: Roma

26/09/2012

GenoaGenoa1-1ParmaParma

Borriello 88 (P)

Lucarelli 27

Venue: Genova

26/09/2012

MilanMilan2-0CagliariCagliari

El Shaarawy 15, 82

Venue: Milano

26/09/2012

CataniaCatania2-1AtalantaAtalanta

Spolli 52, Barrientos 64

Moralez 49

Venue: Catania

26/09/2012

NapoliNapoli3-0LazioLazio

Cavani 19, 31, 64

Venue: Napoli

26/09/2012

TorinoTorino0-0UdineseUdinese

Venue: Torino

26/09/2012

ChievoChievo0-2InternazionaleInternazionale

Álvaro Pereira 43, Cassano 74

Venue: Verona

26/09/2012

PescaraPescara1-0PalermoPalermo

Weiss 86

Venue: Pescara

25/09/2012

FiorentinaFiorentina0-0JuventusJuventus

Venue: Firenze

Standings

*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/03/2013 17:19 CET

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