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Nov 23, 2014 at 2pm UK at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
Napoli
3-3
CagliariCagliari
Higuain (11'), Inler (30'), de Guzman (62')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Ibarbo (38'), Farias (47', 67')

Preview: Napoli vs. Cagliari Calcio

Sports Mole previews the Serie A encounter between Napoli and Cagliari Calcio.

Napoli will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run in Serie A to nine games when they host Cagliari Calcio on Sunday afternoon.

Rafael Benitez's side began the season slowly, losing two of their opening three league fixtures, but a run of eight without defeat has helped Gli Azzuri up to third position in the league table.

Napoli are also proving to be difficult to break down in defence, with the two-time Serie A winners keeping clean sheets in their last three games.

Benitez was dealt a blow before the international break when star man Lorenzo Insigne suffered a serious knee injury during the 1-0 win against Fiorentina, which is likely to keep him out for the remainder of the season.

Cagliari head to Naples having won just once in six fixtures but with just a four-point margin keeping them out of the top half of the table, Gli Isolani will be content with their start to the campaign.

Head coach Zdenek Zeman will take confidence from his side's emphatic victories over Inter Milan and Hellas Verona on the road with four goals being netted in each fixture.

Zeman will also be hoping that top goalscorers Marco Sau and Albin Ekdal can add to their tally of four strikes for the season.

Napoli:

Form in Serie A: WDWDWW
Form in all competitions: LWDWWW

Possible starting lineup: Rafael, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Maggio, Hamsik, David Lopez, Jorginho, Mertens, Higuain, Jose Callejon

Cagliari Calcio:

Recent form: LDWDLD

Possible starting lineup: Cragno, Rossettini, Ceppitelli, Danilo Avelar, Balzano, Conti, Ekdal, Cossu, Joao Pedro, Sau, Diego Farias

Sports Mole says: 3-1


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Ignazio Abate of AC Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 31, 2014
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

> Today's schedule in full
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Brasileiro
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