Napoli move into top three
Napoli mov-ed joint second in Serie A on Saturday following a 3-0
home romp against Lecce to go level on points with Juventus and AC
Milan, who face off Sunday in Turin.
Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan will also be in action Sunday as they
seek to extend their six-point lead at the summit with a home success
over tailenders Chievo.
Napoli, whose only two scudettos came in the halcyon days of Diego
Maradona in 1987 and 1990, bolstered their dreams of having a say in
this season’s title race with an early Marek Hamsik penalty befoke
Slovakian midfielder Michele Pazienza made it 2-0 shortly before the
Argentine striker German Denis bagged the third midway through the
second half to wrap up the points and take Napoli onto 30 points from 16
games - four ahead of Fiorentina, who have a game in hand and host
midtable Catania on sunday.
In Saturday’s other game Bologna thanked a Marco Di Vaio hattrick as
they whipped Torino 5-2 to end a run of five draws. Di Vaio moved joint
top of the goal charts with Diego Di Milito of Genoa as Bologna exited
the drop zone with Torino dropping into the bottom three instead.
Torino were twice in front through Simone Barone and then Ignazio
Abate after substitute Sergio Volpi had equalised.
ROME, Sunday, AFP