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Result: Parma 1-2 Napoli

Result: Parma 1-2 Napoli
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A late Ezequiel Lavezzi strike earns Napoli a crucial 2-1 win at Parma.

Ezequiel Lavezzi scored four minutes from the end to snatch all three points for Napoli against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

The visitors took the lead late in the first-half when Gianluca Musacci brought down Edinson Cavani in the penalty area. The Uruguayan took the spot-kick himself and, although he was denied by a superb Antonio Mirante save, Cavani calmly netted from the rebound.

With 20 minutes remaining, Napoli keeper Morgan De Sanctis could only parry Gabriel Paletta's well-struck shot and Cristian Zaccardo netted from close range.

The goal gave Parma belief and they looked to be the more likely side to win the game, but in the 86th minute, Cavani received the ball on the edge of the box and slid in to Lavezzi to clinically finish low across the keeper.

The victory keeps fifth-placed Napoli in contention for Champions League place.

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1Juventus19172038112753
2Napoli19142337172044
3Inter Milan20124431141740
4Roma2096537261133
5Lazio199552821732
6Atalanta BCAtalanta2094740271331
7AC Milan198742620631
8Sampdoria198563223929
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11Fiorentina196852518726
12SassuoloSassuolo206863032-226
13CagliariCagliari194871725-820
14Genoa195592535-1020
15Udinese2046101624-818
16SPALSPAL1945101527-1217
17Empoli1944112237-1516
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