Monday February 25, 2013 Day 26 Finished Stadio Friuli

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    • Udinese
    • Napoli
    • 90+3' FULL TIME: Udinese 0-0 Napoli. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Cavani loses out but wins it back again. His ball is easily collected by Padelli.
    • 90+1' Insigne wriggles into the box but doesn’t get the cross in. Behrami’s cross is out for a goal kick. Disappointing.
    • 90' We have three added minutes here.
    • 89' Napoli sub: Mesto off for Zuniga.
    • 88' Time running out for Napoli to apply some pressure to Juventus. It will be late and dramatic if there’s a winner now.
    • 87' Insigne tries to trick his way through but his shot was tame. The cross perhaps the better option.
    • 86' Wildly optimistic shot flies over from Muriel.
    • 85' Foul by Badu on Insigne. Another chance for Napoli. Domizzi clears the danger.
    • 84' Napoli sub: Dzemaili on for Cannavaro.
    • 83' Looking like a nervy finish here as we get to the business end of the game. Napoli prepare to make another change.
    • 82' Udinese force a fourth corner. Maicosuel takes but Napoli clear.
    • 81' Foul by Cannavaro on Muriel and a yellow card. His first for nine games.
    • 80' Pandev has not really been able to influence the game as yet. Basta with a push on Armero. Free kick to Napoli
    • 79' Udinese break but the balls rolls out of play before Pasquale can cross it in. Goal kick.
    • 78' Udinese forced to concede a corner. More Napoli pressure. Maicousel comes away with it.
    • 77' Udinese sub: Maicousel on for Di Natale
    • 76' Good spell for Napioli. Cannavaro tumbles on the end of the box and Udinese hack clear.
    • 75' Pandev himself on the receiving end of a foul and he wins a free kick.
    • 74' Foul by Pandev on Domizzi. Free kick to Udinese. Where is this goal going to come from?
    • 72' Looked like Muriel just took a dive at the other end outside the box. Play goes on. Again, refereeing inconsistencies.
    • 71' We’ve seen little of Muriel this half, seems to be playing slightly deeper.
    • 70' Napoli pressing forward. They really need the three points here.
    • 69' Behrami dives into Pasquale and is booked for dissent.
    • 68' Armero finds space on the left and crosses to Cavani but it’s just behind him and he can’t hook it into the net!
    • 66' He threw himself to the floor before there was any contact. Yellow card the correct decision.
    • 65' Armero tumbles in the box after a challenge from Basta but he gets a yellow card for diving.
    • 64' Corner to Udinese taken by Di Natale. Just too high for Basta.
    • 63' Pandev into the action and he brings down Basta for an Udinese free kick.
    • 62' Pandev moves into the space where Hamsik was playing behind the strikers.
    • 61' Inler is not happy. Hamsik could play alongside Behrami in the reshuffle.
    • 60' Napoli sub: Pandev on for Inler.
    • 59' Badu bundled over by Mesto, who thinks he went down too easily. Free kick.
    • 58' Goran Pandev is warming up and preparing to come on. He hasn’t scored in 20 games!
    • 56' Cannavaro and Pasquale collide but the free kick goes Udinese’s way.
    • 55' So good chances at either end but still the match deadlocked at 0-0.
    • 54' Another chance for Hamsik but it deflects wide for a corner.
    • 53' CHANCE! Cavani breaks and feeds Insigne. He crosses back into the path of Hamsik but he too shoots over. Another good chance.
    • 52' Di Natale does well to win a corner off Britos. Lively start.
    • 51' Cannavaro’s ball drifts harmlessly out for an Udinese throw.
    • 50' CHANCE! Mesto wriggles into the box but his cross is cut out and Udinese break. Di Natale’s shot is block but it falls perfectly for Pereyra a few yards out but he blasts over the bar. Great chance spurned.
    • 49' Behrami fouls Pereyra. Free kick to Udinese. Easily cleared.
    • 48' Cross from Armero finds Mesto on the far post but his return cross is out for a goal kick.
    • 47' Britos gets to the byline and gets his cross in but again it’s easily cut out.
    • 46' No changes for either side as yet. It will be interesting to see which manager blinks first.
    • 45' Off we go again. So not too much to write home about after that opening 45 minutes. Napoli really need to up the ante in the second half to put some pressure on Juventus.
    • 45+1' HALF TIME: Udinese 0-0 Napoli
    • 45' We will have just the one additional minute here.
    • 44' Udinese ending this half on top, camped in the Napoli half.
    • 43' Danilo’s ball has too much on it for Pereyra and it’s a goal kick.
    • 42' Chance for Di Natale as he’s played in down the left but his left foot shot is well over.
    • 41' Udinese seem to be looking for that one killer pass through the middle to split the defence and it’s all a bit too easy to cut out.
    • 40' Di Natale mistimes his run and is caught offside from Hertaux’s cross.
    • 39' So just the one save of any note from Padelli as we approach the last five minutes.
    • 38' If it stays this way, Juventus will stretch their lead at the top to six points.
    • 37' Di Natale takes and it’s deflected over for a corner.
    • 36' A great ball from Di Natale and Muriel is fouled. Dangerous free kick to Udinese now and a good chance.
    • 35' Shot comes in from Hamsik and it requires a decent save from Padelli to keep it level.
    • 34' Napoli playing keep ball. A long spell of possession and the home fans don’t like it. Hamsik tries to turn in the box but Udinese clear.
    • 33' The ball is now just being lumped from one end to the other. More like a rugby match at the moment. A third successive draw for Napoli would be a great source of frustration.
    • 32' Di Natale caught offside from a long ball. It’s all gone a bit tepid here. A few whistles from the crowd.
    • 31' Midfields cancelling one another out. Napoli perhaps marginally the brighter side. Neither keeper tested as yet.
    • 30' Another foul by Inler and he’s already been booked. He must be careful. Free kick only.
    • 29' Insigne plays in Hamsik in the box but he can’t wriggle free to engineer a shot.
    • 28' Udinese sub: Benatia off for Heurtaux.
    • 27' Benatia is struggling and has signalled he needs to come off.
    • 26' The Friuli is a very thin pitch, much like Loftus Road, so it’s no surprise there are few midfield openings.
    • 25' Another poor challenge from Pereyra and he concedes a free kick. It’s getting extremely congested in the midfield.
    • 24' Armero handles as the ball is played back to him. Should have been a booking if the referee was consistent. Udinese aren’t happy about it.
    • 23' After a promising start it’s all getting a little scrappy and both sides conceding possession easily with optimistic balls.
    • 22' A good ball into the box from Hamsik but Cavani scuffs his shot well wide. Looks out of touch.
    • 21' A wasted ball from Inler and it’s an Udinese goal kick.
    • 20' Good work from Cavani sets up a Napoli attack. Insigne goes down under a challenge in the box. Nothing given and he gets back up.
    • 18' Hamsik flicks it to Cavani and he goes down theatrically. Play goes on and Udinese break. Inler brings down Muriel. He too is booked.
    • 17' Hand ball from Pereyra and he is booked for it. His fourth yellow of the season.
    • 16' Neat turn and shot in the box from Di Natale but he shoots over the bar. Goal kick.
    • 15' Campagnaro sets away Mesto down the right in space but his cross is really disappointing and out for a goal kick.
    • 14' Armero looks for Cavani in the box but the Udinese defence is back to clear the cross.
    • 13' Campagnaro fouled. Free kick to Napoli but Udinese clear the danger and win it back.
    • 12' Good work from Di Natale down the right and he gets the cross in. Nobody there for Udinese though.
    • 11' Pereyra can’t quite win his chase to the ball and Napoli have a goal kick.
    • 10' Di Natale chases but Britos sweeps clear under pressure. A very even start to this match.
    • 8' Napoli win a throw deep in Udinese territory. The cross comes in from Campagnaro but Udinese clear. A shot from Inler is well wide.
    • 7' Very ambitious long range effort from Cavani flies well over the bar.
    • 6' Di Natale looks for Muriel but De Sanctis is out quickly to claim.
    • 5' Both sides with early chances then. Cavani is brought down but the referee plays advantage. Udinese win it back.
    • 4' Chance Napoli! A great run and cross from Mesto but Cavani can’t get a touch on it to put it in.
    • 3' Both Cavani and Di Natale have gone five games without a goal. Basta goes to ground but nothing given. An early chance for Pasquale but he shoots wide of the post. Chance!
    • 2' Udinese have set up 3-5-2 and Napoli 3-4-2-1. The visitors have settled nicely into their stride. Udinese may allow Napoli a lot of the ball and hit them on the counter.
    • 1' So referee Damato blows the whistle to get us underway here. Can Napoli keep the heat on Udinese?
    • 17.50 Udinese boast an excellent record against Napoli at home having lost just one of the last 10 corresponding fixtures - a run that stretches back to 1994.
    • 17.45 TEAMS: Udinese: Padelli, Danilo, Basta, Domizzi, Benatia, Pasquale, Allan, Badu, Pereyra, Di Natale, Muriel /// Napoli: De Sanctis, Britos, Campagnaro, Mesto, Cannavaro, Hamsik, Armero, Behrami, Inler, Cavani, Insigne.
    • 17.40 Udinese are without Andrea Lazzari, Giampiero Pinzi, Zeljko Brkic and Gabrielle Angella this evening but Antonio Di Natale will be eager to end his drought of five games without scoring. He has eight goals from nine Serie A appearances against Napoli.
    • 17.35 Three points for Napoli would leave them just four points behind league leaders Juventus but it’s no easy task against an Udinese team that has lost only one home game this season. Check the full Serie A standings here.
    • 17.30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Serie A clash between Udinese and Napoli from the Stadio Friuli. Kick off 18.00 GMT.
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  • Udinese

    Manager: Francesco Guidolin

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

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  1. Great result for Juve.

    From Half A Brain, on Mon 25 Feb 19:54
  2. Cup team no better

    From Mike, on Mon 25 Feb 19:41

    From , on Mon 25 Feb 19:32
  4. Napoli!!

    From Adam, on Mon 25 Feb 19:24
  5. From the first half display how are Napoli in the top­ half of the table? Woeful team.

    From Porcupine, on Mon 25 Feb 18:53
  6. Napoli Power!!

    From Adam, on Mon 25 Feb 18:51
  7. It's half time now... I bet a draw: 1 - 1

    From Fabium, on Mon 25 Feb 18:49
  8. Forza Napoli!!!!

    From Adam, on Mon 25 Feb 18:33

    From CLEMENT, on Mon 25 Feb 17:55
  10. forza NAPOLI

    From CLEMENT, on Mon 25 Feb 17:52
  11. forza NAPOLI

    From CLEMENT, on Mon 25 Feb 17:52
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