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Napoli go second with Cagliari scalp

Published: Monday 26 November 2012, 20.08CET
SSC Napoli leapfrogged FC Internazionale Milano into second by easing past Cagliari Calcio 1-0, before the Nerazzurri succumbed by the same scoreline at Parma FC.
Napoli go second with Cagliari scalp
Marek Hamšík wheels away after finding the net against Cagliari ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 26 November 2012, 20.08CET

Napoli go second with Cagliari scalp

SSC Napoli leapfrogged FC Internazionale Milano into second by easing past Cagliari Calcio 1-0, before the Nerazzurri succumbed by the same scoreline at Parma FC.

SSC Napoli moved up to second in Serie A with a 1-0 victory against Cagliari Calcio displacing FC Internazionale Milano, who lost by the same scoreline at Parma FC.

In a tightly-contested first half, Napoli came closest to breaking the deadlock when Lorenzo Insigne struck the inside of a post with a delightful free-kick. Deputising for the suspended Édinson Cavani, the diminutive forward perhaps should have done better moments later, as Valon Behrami's enticing centre squirmed through his legs.

The hosts wrestled back the initiative after the restart and Morgan De Sanctis had to be at his best to deny Radja Nainggolan, before Daniele Conti's cross grazed the crossbar. The introduction of Eduardo Vargas turned the tide back in Napoli's favour, however, and he eluded the home defence on 72 minutes, to set up Marek Hamšík to slot in.

In the late kick-off, Inter suffered their second defeat in three league outings. The visitors started the game as if they intended to attack but soon found themselves pressed back into their own half, with Jonathan Biabiany and Amauri both drawing excellent saves from Samir Handanovič. Parma continued to probe after the break and were rewarded 15 minutes from time when Nicola Sansone concluded a masterful run with a clinical finish.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.53CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/04/2013 09:51 CET

26/11/2012

ParmaParma1-0InternazionaleInternazionale

Sansone 75

Venue: Parma

26/11/2012

CagliariCagliari0-1NapoliNapoli

Hamšík 72

Venue: Quartu Sant'Elena

25/11/2012

MilanMilan1-0JuventusJuventus

Robinho 31 (P)

Venue: Milano

25/11/2012

AtalantaAtalanta0-1GenoaGenoa

Bertolacci 39

Venue: Bergamo

25/11/2012

TorinoTorino2-2FiorentinaFiorentina

Cerci 40, Birsa 76

Gonzalo Rodríguez 74 (P), El Hamdaoui 84

Venue: Torino

25/11/2012

ChievoChievo0-0SienaSiena

Venue: Verona

25/11/2012

SampdoriaSampdoria1-0BolognaBologna

Poli 61

Venue: Genova

25/11/2012

PescaraPescara0-1RomaRoma

Destro 5

Venue: Pescara

24/11/2012

PalermoPalermo3-1CataniaCatania

Miccoli 10, Iličić 49, 60

Lodi 70

Venue: Palermo

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 23/04/2013 09:51 CET

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