Sep 23, 2012 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio Angelo Massimino
Catania
0-0
Napoli

Bergessio (8'), Legrottaglie (59'), Almiron (62')
Alvarez (2')
FT

Zuñiga (6'), Inler (16'), Aronica (64'), Vargas (73')

Result: Catania 0-0 Napoli

Edinson Cavani
© PA Photos
Napoli drop points at Catania after drawing 0-0 with their 10-man hosts in Serie A on Sunday.

Napoli have failed to maintain their perfect start to the Serie A season, drawing 0-0 with Catania away from home on Sunday.

The hosts were on the backfoot right from the start as Pablo Alvarez was sent off in the second minute.

Walter Mazzarri's side created their first chance in the 17th minute when Goran Pandev took an attempt on the home team's goal from outside the box.

However, Pandev failed to keep his attempt on target.

Blerim Dzemaili met with the same fate when he tried his luck six minutes later before Mariano Andujar saved Pandev's effort.

The Naples outfit continued to dominate proceedings and test the Catania defence, with Edinson Cavani coming close twice in the final minutes of the first half.

The Azzurri went close a number of times to breaking the deadlock in the second 45 minutes, with Pandev, Cavani, Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and Eduardo Vargas all trying their luck but in vain.

Napoli were almost denied a point at Stadio Angelo Massimino in the final stages of the contest, when Alejandro Gomez rattled the post with a right-footed shot from the left side of the area.

content continues after the advert
Related Video
Champions League
Ligue 1
5.30pm
PSG
vs
Evian
5.30pm
Toulouse
vs
Lyon
Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Juventus345090
2Roma345082
3Napoli342868
4Fiorentina341858
5Inter Milan342256
6AC Milan34951
7Parma34951
8Torino34749
9Lazio34049
10Hellas Verona34-649
11Atalanta BC34-746
12Sampdoria34-1041
13Genoa34-839
14Udinese34-1139
15Cagliari34-1336
16AC Chievo Verona34-2030
17Bologna34-2528
18Sassuolo34-2928
19Livorno34-3125
20Catania34-3323