Napoli fights again to beat Genoa 2-1 and keep near Juve



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11 Nov 2018, 05:07 IST
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MILAN (AP) — In a match which needed to be suspended for almost 15 minutes due to rain, Napoli nearly noticed its Serie A title hopes given a dousing, too.

Napoli fought again from a aim down and wanted a late personal aim to win at Genoa 2-1 on Saturday and preserve nearby of chief Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect reduce the hole to 3 factors to Juventus, which visits AC Milan on Sunday.

Inter Milan can transfer again stage on factors with a win at Atalanta, additionally on Sunday.

“Pleased with my gamers who pushed via lower than fascinating situations and competed properly till the final minute. Bravo!” Ancelotti wrote on Twitter.

Ancelotti didn’t converse to the press after the match however as a substitute despatched his son and assistant supervisor Davide Ancelotti.

“The coach wants squad rotation too!” Davide joked.

“Successful on this climate and environment was actually tough, particularly after going behind. The pitch was virtually unplayable. And that’s the added worth of this workforce, which is aware of methods to impose its rhythm and alter the match at any second.”

Genoa was the one workforce to have taken factors off Juventus in Serie A however got here into the match having misplaced at Inter 5-Zero final weekend.

Lorenzo Insigne hit the submit for Napoli early on however it was Genoa which took a shock lead within the 20th minute when Christian Kouame headed in Romulo’s cross.

It was raining closely in Genoa and the match was halted within the 59th minute for about 13 minutes till the rain stopped and the pitch might be partly drained.

Napoli leveled shortly after play resumed, because of its two halftime substitutes. Mertens flicked on Allan’s cross for Fabian Ruiz to fit previous Ionut Radu.

And Napoli accomplished its comeback 4 minutes from time when Genoa defender Davide Biraschi deflected Mario Rui’s free kick into his personal internet.


Cagliari accomplished a exceptional comeback from two objectives behind, scoring twice in three minutes to attract at Spal 2-2.

Andrea Petagna gave Spal the proper begin when he headed in Manuel Lazzari’s cross within the third minute and Mirco Antenucci seemed to have secured the win when he doubled his aspect’s lead within the 71st.

Nevertheless, Leonardo Pavoletti headed in a nook two minutes later to drag one again for Cagliari and Artur Ionita leveled when he fired residence the third aim within the area of 5 minutes.

Earlier, objectives from Gervinho and Roberto Inglese helped Parma finish Torino’s six-match unbeaten run 2-1.

Daniele Baselli scored for Torino shortly earlier than halftime.

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