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Feb 2, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
2-0
Catania
FT

Result: Napoli join Juventus at top

Marek Hamsik and Paolo Cannavaro score for Napoli in their 2-0 win against Catania that sees them go level on points with Juventus at the top of Serie A.

Napoli have defeated Catania 2-0 at home to go level on points with Juventus at the top of Serie A.

The win in Naples sees Walter Mazzarri's side take their tally to 49 points from 23 matches.

Napoli's Marek Hamsik celebrates a goal against Catania on February 2, 2013© AP Photos

The Neapolitan outfit were always in control of the match at Stadio San Paolo despite some early pressure from Catania and took the lead on the half-hour mark.

Edinson Cavani slipped a through-ball to Marek Hamsik that the Slovakian midfielder tapped in from just yards out.

Cavani himself almost made it 2-0 to Napoli in the 38th minute when his free kick was pushed on to the Catania crossbar.

It did eventually become 2-0 to the home side four minutes later as Hamsik set up Paolo Cannavaro to slot home from just six yards.

Gonzalo Bergessio thought that he had pulled one back for the visitors in the 47th minute when he headed home a corner, but it was ruled out for shirt-pulling.

Napoli soon created their own chance, as Cavani fired over the bar after the hour mark.

The former Italian champions, though, failed to add to their tally in the second period and settled for a 2-0 win.

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Napoli players Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani congratulate teammate Lorenzo Insigne for scoring his sides third goal in their Serie A match against Palermo on January 13, 2013
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus1211102681834
2Napoli1291226131328
3Inter Milan1281322101225
4Lazio127141814422
5AC Milan126332116521
6Roma125432215719
7SassuoloSassuolo125432017319
8Atalanta BCAtalanta125342314918
9Parma125251215-317
10Fiorentina124531810817
11Torino124531715217
12Sampdoria124351615115
13CagliariCagliari123541216-414
14Genoa124261726-914
15SPALSPAL124171119-813
16Bologna122461118-710
17Empoli122371221-99
18Udinese122371118-79
19FrosinoneFrosinone121471025-157
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo120391030-200

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