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Napoli close gap to leaders Juventus

Published: Sunday 27 January 2013, 17.10CET
Edinson Cavani struck five minutes from time as SSC Napoli won 2-1 at Parma FC to close within three points of Juventus, making the most of the Serie A leaders' draw on Saturday.

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Published: Sunday 27 January 2013, 17.10CET

Napoli close gap to leaders Juventus

Edinson Cavani struck five minutes from time as SSC Napoli won 2-1 at Parma FC to close within three points of Juventus, making the most of the Serie A leaders' draw on Saturday.

SSC Napoli had Edinson Cavani to thank after the Uruguayan striker's 85th-minute effort earned the Partenopei a 2-1 win at Parma FC.

Serie A leaders Juventus failed to beat Genoa CFC on Saturday, which meant that a win for Napoli would cut the gap at the top to three points – and Walter Mazzarri's second-placed side duly went ahead on 20 minutes as Marek Hamšík slid in to convert Blerim Dzemaili's faultless through ball.

A draw nonetheless seemed on the cards when Paolo Cannavaro diverted a cross past his own goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on 74 minutes. Not for the first time this season, however, talisman Cavani saved the day for the visitors, rounding Parma custodian Antonio Mirante and tucking in his 18th goal in 19 league outings.

In fourth, FC Internazionale Milano missed the chance to close on S.S. Lazio as they could only draw 2-2 with Torino FC, Esteban Cambiasso earning the Nerazzurri a point after Riccardo Meggiorini had scored twice for Torino.

Meanwhile, Stephan El Shaarawy hit his 15th of the campaign as AC Milan prevailed 1-0 at Atalanta BC, who lost Davide Brivio to a 58th-minute red card. The victory lifted Milan ahead of ACF Fiorentina into fifth place after the Viola had Alberto Aquilani dismissed in their 2-1 loss at Calcio Catania.

Elsewhere, Mauro Icardi scored four as UC Sampdoria put six past Pescara Calcio without reply, Bologna FC and AS Roma drew 3-3, Udinese Calcio beat AC Siena 1-0 and Cagliari Calcio were held 1-1 at home by US Città di Palermo.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.13CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:43 CET

27/01/2013

InternazionaleInternazionale2-2TorinoTorino

Chivu 5, Cambiasso 66

Meggiorini 23, 52

Venue: Milano

27/01/2013

SampdoriaSampdoria6-0PescaraPescara

Éder 31 (P), Icardi 42, 56, 58, 71, Obiang 50

Venue: Genova

27/01/2013

CagliariCagliari1-1PalermoPalermo

Ribeiro Cardoso 90

Iličić 30

Venue: Quartu Sant'Elena

27/01/2013

AtalantaAtalanta0-1MilanMilan

El Shaarawy 29

Venue: Bergamo

27/01/2013

UdineseUdinese1-0SienaSiena

Muriel 36

Venue: Udine

27/01/2013

CataniaCatania2-1FiorentinaFiorentina

Legrottaglie 50, Castro 88

Migliaccio 21

Venue: Catania

27/01/2013

ParmaParma1-2NapoliNapoli

Cannavaro 74 (o.g.)

Hamšík 20, Cavani 85

Venue: Parma

27/01/2013

BolognaBologna3-3RomaRoma

Gilardino 17, Gabbiadini 26, Pasquato 54

Florenzi 9, Osvaldo 18, Tachtsidis 74

Venue: Bologna

26/01/2013

JuventusJuventus1-1GenoaGenoa

Quagliarella 54

Borriello 68

Venue: Torino

26/01/2013

LazioLazio0-1ChievoChievo

Paloschi 61

Venue: Roma

Standings

*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:43 CET

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