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Napoli win, Fiorentina fight back against Milan

Published: Sunday 7 April 2013, 22.39CET
SSC Napoli kept their slim title hopes alive by beating Genoa CFC 2-0, but UEFA Champions League-chasing ACF Fiorentina were unable to close the gap on third-placed AC Milan.

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Published: Sunday 7 April 2013, 22.39CET

Napoli win, Fiorentina fight back against Milan

SSC Napoli kept their slim title hopes alive by beating Genoa CFC 2-0, but UEFA Champions League-chasing ACF Fiorentina were unable to close the gap on third-placed AC Milan.

SSC Napoli saw off Genoa CFC 2-0 to cut Juventus' Serie A lead back to nine points, while ten-man ACF Fiorentina sealed a 2-2 draw with AC Milan to keep their UEFA Champions League aspirations alive.

After Juventus defeated Pescara Calcio on Saturday, the Partenopei maintained their slim Scudetto hopes as neat first-half finishes from Goran Pandev and Blerim Dzemaili earned a 2-0 win at the Stadio San Paolo. Edinson Cavani had a second-half penalty saved by Sébastien Frey, but Walter Mazzarri's men eased to victory.

Heading to Florence on a 12-game unbeaten league run, Milan went ahead after 14 minutes as Riccardo Montolivo found the net with a low shot. The home side's mission then became even more complicated when Nenad Tomović was dismissed six minutes before the interval, and Mathieu Flamini doubled the Rossoneri's lead by diverting in a second-half cross.

However, Antonio Nocerino brought down Adem Ljajić in the area moments later, and that allowed the Serbia midfielder to drive his penalty straight down the middle. Fiorentina levelled the scores when David Pizarro converted a powerful spot kick of his own with 17 minutes to go, but the fourth-placed Viola were unable to close the six-point gap to third-placed Milan.

FC Internazionale Milano's European hopes suffered a blow as they lost a remarkable game at home to Atalanta BC. After the Nerazzurri found themselves 3-1 up with 29 minutes remaining, Germán Denis struck a 12-minute hat-trick to earn the visitors a 4-3 win.

Elsewhere, US Città di Palermo boosted their survival hopes with a 3-1 win at UC Sampdoria, while Udinese Calcio made it 15 games unbeaten at home in Serie A as Antonio Di Natale hit two in a 3-1 success against AC Chievo Verona.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.58CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/05/2013 09:41 CET

07/04/2013

NapoliNapoli2-0GenoaGenoa

Pandev 18, Dzemaili 29

Venue: Napoli

07/04/2013

InternazionaleInternazionale3-4AtalantaAtalanta

Rocchi 43, Álvarez 57, 61

Bonaventura 56, Denis 65 (P), 71, 77

Venue: Milano

07/04/2013

SienaSiena0-0ParmaParma

Venue: Siena

07/04/2013

CataniaCatania0-0CagliariCagliari

Venue: Catania

07/04/2013

UdineseUdinese3-1ChievoChievo

Di Natale 20, 25, Benatia 85

Papp 35

Venue: Udine

07/04/2013

SampdoriaSampdoria1-3PalermoPalermo

Munari 43

Von Bergen 35, Iličić 50, García 56

Venue: Genova

07/04/2013

FiorentinaFiorentina2-2MilanMilan

Ljajić 66 (P), Pizarro 73 (P)

Montolivo 14, Flamini 62

Venue: Firenze

06/04/2013

BolognaBologna2-2TorinoTorino

Kone 65, Guarente 86

Barreto 25, Bianchi 90+4

Venue: Bologna

06/04/2013

JuventusJuventus2-1PescaraPescara

Vučinić 72 (P), 78

Cascione 83

Venue: Torino

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: 14/05/2013 09:41 CET

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