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Serie A wrap: Napoli held, Lazio thumped

Created on 04 Nov., 2012 7:57 PM GMT

Napoli conceded late to drop points in a 1-1 draw at home to Torino on Sunday, as Catania registered a surprise 4-0 win over Lazio.

Hosts Napoli had led through a goal from star striker Edinson Cavani in the sixth minute of the Serie A match at the Stadio San Paolo.

Despite failing to add to their tally, Napoli appeared on course to record all three points, before Gianluca Sansone netted in the 91st minute to earn a share of the spoils for the visitors from Turin.

The draw leaves third-placed Napoli five points behind top side Juventus, and four back from Inter Milan, who inflicted a first defeat in 50 league matches on the leaders in the Derby d'Italia a day earlier.

Elsewhere on Sunday, fourth-placed Lazio were comprehensively beaten away to mid-table Catania, who led 3-0 by half-time thanks to a brace from Alejandro Gomez and Francesco Lodi's penalty.

Pablo Barrientos added further gloss to the scoreline when he struck on 69 minutes.

Lazio slip to fifth after the defeat, with Fiorentina moving fourth courtesy of a 4-1 win at home to Cagliari.

The hosts led through Gonzalo's fourth-minute effort the Stadio Artemio Franchi, with Federico Casarini equalising for Cagliari three minutes before half-time.

It was all Fiorentina in the second half, as goals from Stevan Jovetic, Luca Toni and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado wrapped up the win for Vincenzo Montella's men.

In other matches, Antonio Di Natale's leveller saw Udinese manage a 1-1 draw at Bologna, while Giuseppe De Luca bagged the winner as Atalanta beat Sampdoria 2-1 away from home.

Bottom side Siena recorded their first win in five matches, and just their third in the league this season, beating Genoa 1-0 at home thanks to Massimo Paci's goal.

Pescara also enjoyed a rare triumph, goals from Elvis Abbruscato and Vladimir Weiss sealing a 2-0 victory over Parma, the first win in four attempts for the home team.

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