Napoli bounce back to beat Genoa in rain soaked Marassi

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

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.

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