Napoli bounce back to beat Genoa in rain soaked Marassi
Ancelotti’s Napoli came from behind yesterday to beat Genoa in a rain soaked Marassi stadium.
The match was even stopped for ten minutes in the second half becuase of torrential rain.
Gervinho’s solo run and a Roberto Inglese strike gave Parma a surprise victory away to Torino, ending the Granata’s sixmatch unbeaten run.
Gervinho saw his strike from the edge of the box fingertipped over the bar, then opened the scoring with a great solo effort. He ran on to a long ball down the left flank, then kept going as Armando Izzo and Nicolas Nkoulou got tangled up, beating Salvatore Sirigu at the near post for his fourth goal of the season.
Parma doubled their lead with a well-worked move, as Gagliolo rolled it across from the left and Inglese snuck up in front of Izzo to fire into the roof of the net at the near post.
Toro did get back into it, as Parma struggled to clear their lines and Daniele Baselli smashed in a right-foot daisy-cutter from the edge of the area.
Cagliari completed a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down with two goals in three minutes to grab a precious point away to SPAL.
It took just two minutes and 28 seconds to break through, as Manuel Lazzari surged down the right and floated his cross back to where Andrea Petagna had peeled away from his marker for a diving header from 10 yards. Alessio Cragno might’ve had it covered, if not for a deflection off Darijo Srna.
Lazzari again flew down the right, pulled back for Antenucci, who turned Srna as if he wasn’t even there and drilled home from nine yards.
However, Cagliari reacted straight away, within two minutes getting back into it with Pavoletti’s trademark towering header from a corner.
Incredibly, the third goal in five minutes saw the Sardinians equalise. Ionita gathered a pass on the penalty spot, dragged the ball to commit a sliding Thiago Cionek and fired through a sea of legs.