Dec 7, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio San Paolo
Napoli
3-3
Udinese
Pandev (38', 41'), Dzemaili (72')
Albiol (36'), Fernandez (48'), Pandev (52'), Dzemaili (75')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Fernandez (45' og.), Fernandes (70'), Basta (81')
Bruno (62'), Domizzi (89')

Result: Napoli, Udinese share the spoils in six-goal thriller

Udinese fight back from 2-0 down to draw 3-3 with Napoli in Serie A.

Udinese have fought back to draw 3-3 with Napoli in their Serie A match this evening.

The visitors forced a decent save from Rafael early on, but Napoli almost took the lead when Raul Albiol's header was cleared off the line by Allan Loureiro.

Lorenzo Insigne then collected the ball, spun away from his marker on the edge of the box and unleashed a shot that went wide of the post.

With the match heading towards half time, Napoli took the lead. Federico Fernandez headed a corner back into the box, where Goran Pandev was waiting to poke the ball in.

Napoli's forward Goran Pandev celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Udinese at San Paolo Stadium in Naples on December 7, 2013© Getty Images

It was 2-0 just three minutes later. Gonzalo Higuain made his way to the byline before cutting the ball back. Pandev was in the right place at the right time again and found the bottom corner.

However, Udinese got one back on the stroke of half time when Fernandez sliced the ball into his own net.

Goran Pandev of Napoli celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Udinese Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on December 7, 2013© Getty Images

Napoli came out strong in the second half and nearly restored their two-goal advantage, but Jose Maria Callejon's volley was deflected over the bar.

Bruno Fernandes then brought the away side level with a 25-yard shot that dipped over Rafael.

However, parity lasted for only two minutes as Blerim Dzemaili tapped home after Zeljko Brkic had saved Higuain's effort.

Brkic then saved an Insigne shot, which proved to be vital as Udinese equalised again with nine minutes remaining.

The hosts failed to clear a corner, which allowed Dusan Basta a chance at goal. His first effort was blocked, but it eventually rebounded to him and he poked it over the line.

Napoli's forward Goran Pandev celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Udinese at San Paolo Stadium in Naples on December 7, 2013
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