Mar 17, 2013 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
3-2
AtalantaAtalanta BC
Cavani (4' pen., 64'), Pandev (81')
Behrami (44'), Insigne (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Cannavaro (31' og.), Denis (73')
Giorgi (3'), Lucchini (30'), Denis (84'), Bonaventura (88')

Result: Edinson Cavani, Goran Pandev get Napoli back on track

Goran Pandev scores a late winner as Napoli beat Atalanta 3-2 at home in Serie A.

Edinson Cavani ended his eight-match goal drought this afternoon as Napoli edged a topsy-turvy battle late on against Atalanta BC.

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Atalanta during the Seria A clash on March 17, 2013© AP Photos

Cavani brought his barren run to an end after just three minutes from the penalty spot after Luigi Giorgi brought down Juan Camilo Zuniga in the box.

The Uruguayan fired into the bottom corner despite a brave effort from Andrea Consigli, who got a hand to the ball.

Goran Pandev combined with Marek Hamsik before Cavani headed over soon after as the home side looked to extend their advantage.

A comedy of errors in defence gifted Atalanta an equaliser before the break when Paolo Cannavaro headed into his own net from close range.

Cavani restored Napoli's lead just after the interval when he hammered home after finding space inside the penalty area.

Once again Napoli failed to maintain their advantage as German Denis came back to haunt his former club with an equaliser 20 minutes from time.

With 10 minutes left Napoli surged up the other end to score a dramatic winning goal.

A sweeping move was finished off by Pandev, who showed a quick turn of pace to tuck away his first goal of 2013 at a crucial time.

Atalanta were unable to equalise for a third time as Walter Mazzarri's side held on to record a vital victory.

Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli celebrates a goal against Milan on November 17, 2012
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