Sunday April 3, 2011 Day 31 Finished Stadio San Paolo

Napoli 4 - 3 Lazio

  • Dossena 60’
  • Cavani 62’, 82’ (pen.), 88’
  • Mauri 29’
  • Dias 57’
  • Aronica 68’ (o.g.)

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  1. Cavani hat-trick sends Napoli second

    Cavani hat-trick sends Napoli second

    Edinson Cavani scored his fourth hat-trick of the season as Napoli beat Lazio 4-3 to move up to second in Serie A. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Napoli
    • Lazio
    • 95' The referee blows the final whistle. Napoli have won a dramatic match and are now just three points behind league leaders AC Milan. Their title hopes are very much alive. Everything that could happen in this match did happen. Such an entertaining game.
    • 93' Napoli's coach Mazzari is shouting at his team, telling them to stay disciplined. Mascara now has the ball and Napoli are keeping possession trying to wind down the clock.
    • 92' It's confirmed Sculli was shown a second yellow card but has not been sent off. The referee has made a massive error.
    • 91' Aronica is now sprawled on the floor after a tackle made by Lichsteiner. We have three minutes left to play.
    • 90' Tempers are frayed now and Cavani is shown a yellow card. Sculli is also shown his second yellow card of the match but isn't sent off. What drama here.
    • 89' Lazio's coach Edoardo Reja has been sent from the touchline for his protests after Napoli scored the fourth goal.
    • 87' GOAL! Garrido's free-kick is poor and Napoli catch Lazio on the counter. Cavani gets his hat-trick with a chipped effort over Muslera. Cavani was onside and although Muslera got a hand to the ball it wasn't enough. That's Cavani's fourth hat-trick of the season.
    • 86' Lazio are given another free-kick as Campagnaro commits another foul.
    • 85' Free-kick for Lazio and Campagnaro is shown a yellow card for his foul on Mauri.
    • 84' Substitution: the latest change sees Yebda come off and Cristiano Lucarelli come on for Napoli.
    • 83' Substitution: Sergio Floccario replaces Zarate for Lazio.
    • 82' Substitution: Bresciano is coming off for Lazio and is replaced by Guglielmo Stendardo
    • 81' Cavani steps up to take the penalty and he places it into the right corner with Muslera going the other way. That's Cavani's second goal of the match.
    • 79' The decision to send Biavi off for his challenge on Cavani looks harsh but it's a definitie push.
    • 78' Napoli now have a corner but Lavezzi's delivery is booted out for another corner. This time it's taken short and the ball is swung into the box by Aronica. The referee has awarded a penalty and Biava is sent off.
    • 77' Cavani has the ball in the penalty area and his first-time cross comes to Mascara who pokes the ball inches wide. He was offside anway.
    • 76' Substitution: Walter Gargano replaces goalscorer Dossena.
    • 75' A great crossfield ball is collected by Mascara and he plays it back to Yebda. The ball now moves across the middle of the pitch but for all this possession Napoli can't create anything.
    • 74' Zarate's has a shot in the penalty area but it rebounds off a defender and then the referee before Aronica clears the lines for Napoli.
    • 73' The pace of the game has slowed down. It couldn't really have stayed at that frenetic pace for much longer. Gonzalez's attempted pass to Zarate is cut out but Lazio keep possession.
    • 72' Replays of Brocchi's shot shows the ball did cross the line but it doesn't matter as Lazio scored a minute later anyway.
    • 71' Zarate now finds himself in acres of space on the left wing but a strong tackle from Campagnaro. Zarate is getting some treatment.
    • 70' The momentum keeps swinging from one side to the other and now Zarate attacks. It's him versus five Napoli players and unsurprisingly Napoli clear the ball.
    • 69' Lazio's Sculli is shown a yellow card for a foul. Napoli can't do anything from the free-kick.
    • 68' GOAL! And somehow Lazio are back in the lead. Zarate surges into the box and his low cross is turned into the net by Aronica. We've had four goals in 11 minutes. Great match here at Stadio San Paolo.
    • 67' And as I say that Brocchi has a shot from the edge of the box which hits the underside of the crossbar and comes back out. Did it cross the line? The referee says no.
    • 66' Shocking defending from Lazio gives Mascara an exellent chance to score for Napoli but Muslera comes to the rescue and makes a fine save. Lazio are rocking.
    • 64' Napoli are once again in possession and have the ball on the left wing with Dossena but he is offside. It's all one-way traffic at the moment.
    • 63' Lazio look physically shocked by what's happened here. They now have the ball on the halfway line and are given a free-kick after Mauri is fouled.
    • 62' Cavani has become Napoli's all-time leading goalscorer in one Serie A season. Four minutes ago they were 2-0 down and now they're level. The manager Mazzari has never looked so animated.
    • 61' GOAL! Two goals in two minutes for Napoli. This time it's Cavani. A free-kick, this time from the left is deflected to the far post where Maggio heads it back to Cavani who has a straightforward header from four yards out.
    • 60' Napoli now have the momentum and tempers are starting to be stretched. Gonzalez and Mascara come together as Mascara is trying to take a quick free-kick.
    • 59' GOAL! Almost a carbon copy of Lazio's second goal. Lavezzi's free-kick reaches the far post where Dossena heads it into the back of the net. That's Dossena's first goal for Napoli. Game on.
    • 58' Napoli now have a free-kick after Lavezzi is fouled.
    • 57' Napoli make a substitution with Guiseppe Mascara replacing Pazienza.
    • 56' GOAL! Garrido takes a free-kick out from the right and crosses it into the box. Andre Dias sticks a foot out at it and directs the ball into the net. De Sanctis is rooted to the ground as the ball flies past him from six yards out.
    • 55' Mauri is rolling on the ground after a challenge with Pazienza. The referee awards a free-kick to Lazio.
    • 54' Cannavaro fouls Zarate and Lazio get a rare bit of possession in this half. But it doesn't last long as Napoli go on a counter-attack.
    • 53' Yebda now passes the ball to Hamsik who runs to the byline before crossing the ball into the box. But the ball is cleared.
    • 52' Maggio plays the ball infield to Yebda who gets a shot on target but it's comfortable for Muslera.
    • 51' Lavezzi forces a corner for Napoli who are now back on top.
    • 50' Cavani swings in a tantalising cross which goes right across the six-yard box. All it needs is the finishing touch but there's not a Napoli player in sight. Cannavaro now has a shot from distance which goes well wide.
    • 49' Hamsik gives the ball away in a dangerous area but Lazio can't capitalise. Zarate thinks he's kept the ball in on the left wing but the assistant referee says otherwise.
    • 48' Lazio have already started time-wasting tactics as Sculli slows it down at a throw-in.
    • 47' Maggio takes the ball forward on the right wing but runs out of pitch and it's a goal kick to Lazio.
    • 46' Lazio re-start the match. There have been no substitutions made at half-time.
    • 45' Paziena is on the ground after a collision with Zarate and he stays there as the referee blows the whistle for half-time.
    • 43' Maggio tries to play through Hamsik and a mix-up between Dias and Muslera nearly sees the ball fall to Cavani but Muslera smothers it just in time.
    • 41' A great piece of play by Gonzalez sees him beat Yebda but he runs straight out of play.
    • 40' Napoli now have a corner but Piazienza's cross doesn't beat the first defender.
    • 39' Napoli are starting to look frustrated as they punt the ball down field. Their passing game has disappeared for the moment.
    • 38' Napoli attack again but Lavezzi is ruled offside. Lavezzi is looking sharp again.
    • 37' Lavezzi beats Lichsteiner and drills a low cross into the are but Hamsik can't connect with it.
    • 36' Lavezzi puts a dangerous ball into the penalty area but Dossena can't keep his header down. Good pressure by Gonzalez put him off.
    • 35' Yebda brings the ball forward for Napoli but his pass to Cavani is far too heavy and it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 34' Lazio find themselves in a one-on-one situation again! But this time Zarate is offside. Had Sculli taken the ball on his own he would have had a great chance.
    • 33' Dossena is booked for a dive and then arguing with the referee
    • 32' Lazio launch another counter-attack and Mauri is one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his shot just goes wide. That's a let off for Napoli.
    • 31' Pazienza tries to raise Napoli but his shot from all of 25 yards goes wide.
    • 30' Lazio now have nine players behind the ball and are trying to stifle Napoli's three-man attack.
    • 29' That's Mauri's fifth goal of the season.
    • 28' GOAL! Brilliant goal from Mauri. He picks the ball up about 30 yards out and beats three players before poking the ball past De Sanctis.
    • 27' Great play by Pazienza wins the ball back for Napoli. Aronica now surges down the left and crosses the ball in but Garrido cuts the ball out.
    • 25' Lavezzi feels he is fouled but the referee disagrees. From the looks of the replay the ref got it wrong.
    • 24' Campagnaro has a shot from the edge of the penalty area which is flicked on just wide of the post by Cavani but it would not have counted as he's offside.
    • 22' Napoli are having a good spell of possession. Campagnaro finds himself on the right wing and Andre Dias fouls him on the edge of the box. The referee shows him a yellow card for the offence.
    • 21' First shot on target. Napoli's Hamsik has a shot from a tight angle which is well saved by Muslera.
    • 20' Lazio are now on the counter-attack. Aronica makes a great challenge on Zarate who actually handles the ball twice, which the referee doesn't notice. The crowd would have gone mad had Lazio scored there.
    • 19' The referee plays a good advantage and Napoli threaten. Napoli now have a free-kick which is swung into the box but no one can get the descisive touch.
    • 18' Zarate fouls Aronica and Napoli have a free-kick just outside their penalty area.
    • 17' A loose pass from Muslera cannot be kept in by Lichsteiner.
    • 16' An outswinging corner is well covered by Cavani at the near post. The follow-up cross is gathered in by the goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.
    • 15' The first quarter of an hour has shown promise but there has not been one shot on target. Lazio now have their first corner of the match.
    • 14' Lazio are on a rare attack. Lichsteiner takes a throw-in and as Lazio try to thread a pass through the Napoli defence it gets very scrappy before Salvatore Aronica clears the ball.
    • 13' Napoli now have a corner and Lavezzi takes it short. A poor clearance from Hugo Camapagnaro sees Cavani have a chance but his shot from the edge of the box goes over the crossbar.
    • 11' Hamsik tries to beat Cristian Brocchi but he can't find a way past the solid midfielder
    • 9' All of a sudden Napoli are on the attack with Edinson Cavani threatening but Lavezzi is flagged offside.
    • 8' Hassam Yebda fouls Lazio's Stefan Lichsteiner. From the free-kick the ball drops to Stefano Mauro but his shot goes flying over the bar.
    • 7' A poor pass from Andrea Dossena goes straight out of play for a Lazio throw-in.
    • 6' A fluffed shot from Lavezzi sees Hamsik collect the ball in the box but there's no one to help him and Napoli can't capitalise. It's been a promising start to the match.
    • 5' Lazio have their first attack of the game. Stefano Mauri swings the ball into the box but Esteban Gonzalez can't get his head to it.
    • 4' We're having a series of throw-ins on the half-way line as neither team can keep hold of possession.
    • 3' Lavezzi is looking sharp on the left. He crosses the ball into the box but goalkeeper Nestor Muslera cuts it out before Marek Hamsik can get get a shot in.
    • 2' Ezeguiel Lavezzi attacks down the left wing for Napoli but he can't find a way into the penalty area and the ball is cleared.
    • 1' The first half is underway with Napoli taking the kick-off. The ball goes straight out for a Lazio goal-kick
    • 11:33 There's a minute's silence before kick-off, which has delayed the start of the match, but we should be starting shortly.
    • 11:30 Right, we're nearing kick-off here as both teams walk out on to the pitch. It's a warm, sunny day in Naples and the atmosphere is cranking up.
    • 11:26 This is a big match for both teams. Napoli can move above Inter Milan into second place with a win. The victory would also see Napoli move to within three points of league leaders AC Milan. Lazio, meanwhile, can move into the top four, for a few hours at least, if they can get the three points.
    • 11:16 Napoli's coach Walter Mazzarri is only missing Gianluca Grava for the game.
    • 11:15 Lazio are missing five important players. Stefan Radu, Cristian Ledesma and Francelino Matuzalem are all suspended. Radu and Ledesma were sent off at the derby against Roma, while Matuzalemwas shown red against Cesena two weeks ago. Tommaso Rocchi and Mobido Diakite are injured.
    • 11:12 NAPOLI: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Dossena, Yebda, Pazienza, Maggio, Lavezzi, Cavani, Hamsik. Subs: Lucarelli, Mascara, Lezzo, Santacroce, Gargano, Sosa, Victor Ruiz. // LAZIO: Musiera, Garrido, Dias, Biava, Lichsteiner, Sculli, Bresciano, Brocchi, Mauri, Gonzalez, Zarate. Subs: Scaloni, Foggia, Stendardo, Floccario, Berni, Hernanes, Kozak.
    • 10:58 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Napoli v Lazio from Stadio San Paolo
  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL! Garrido's free-kick is poor and Napoli catch Lazio on the counter. Cavani gets his hat-trick with a chipped effort over Muslera. Cavani was onside and although Muslera got a hand to the ball it wasn't enough. That's Cavani's fourth hat-trick of the season.
    • 81' Cavani steps up to take the penalty and he places it into the right corner with Muslera going the other way. That's Cavani's second goal of the match.
    • 79' The decision to send Biavi off for his challenge on Cavani looks harsh but it's a definitie push.
    • 78' Napoli now have a corner but Lavezzi's delivery is booted out for another corner. This time it's taken short and the ball is swung into the box by Aronica. The referee has awarded a penalty and Biava is sent off.
    • 68' GOAL! And somehow Lazio are back in the lead. Zarate surges into the box and his low cross is turned into the net by Aronica. We've had four goals in 11 minutes. Great match here at Stadio San Paolo.
    • 61' GOAL! Two goals in two minutes for Napoli. This time it's Cavani. A free-kick, this time from the left is deflected to the far post where Maggio heads it back to Cavani who has a straightforward header from four yards out.
    • 59' GOAL! Almost a carbon copy of Lazio's second goal. Lavezzi's free-kick reaches the far post where Dossena heads it into the back of the net. That's Dossena's first goal for Napoli. Game on.
    • 56' GOAL! Garrido takes a free-kick out from the right and crosses it into the box. Andre Dias sticks a foot out at it and directs the ball into the net. De Sanctis is rooted to the ground as the ball flies past him from six yards out.
    • 28' GOAL! Brilliant goal from Mauri. He picks the ball up about 30 yards out and beats three players before poking the ball past De Sanctis.
    • 21' First shot on target. Napoli's Hamsik has a shot from a tight angle which is well saved by Muslera.
    • 11:12 NAPOLI: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Dossena, Yebda, Pazienza, Maggio, Lavezzi, Cavani, Hamsik. Subs: Lucarelli, Mascara, Lezzo, Santacroce, Gargano, Sosa, Victor Ruiz. // LAZIO: Musiera, Garrido, Dias, Biava, Lichsteiner, Sculli, Bresciano, Brocchi, Mauri, Gonzalez, Zarate. Subs: Scaloni, Foggia, Stendardo, Floccario, Berni, Hernanes, Kozak.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. De Sanctis
      • H. Campagnaro Yellow Card
      • P. Cannavaro
      • S. Aronica Own Goal
      • M. Pazienza Substitution Out (58′)
      • H. Yebda Substitution Out (86′)
      • C. Maggio
      • A. Dossena Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Hamšík
      • E. Lavezzi
      • E. Cavani Goals×3 Yellow Card

      Subs

      • C. Lucarelli Substitution In86′
      • G. Mascara Substitution In58′
      • G. Iezzo
      • F. Santacroce
      • W. Gargano Substitution In77′
      • J. Sosa
      • Víctor Ruiz
    • Starting line-up

      • F. Muslera
      • S. Lichtsteiner
      • G. Biava Red Card
      • A. Dias Goal Yellow Card
      • J. Garrido
      • C. Brocchi Yellow Card
      • M. Bresciano Substitution Out (83′)
      • Á. González
      • S. Mauri Goal
      • G. Sculli Yellow Card
      • M. Zárate Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • L. Scaloni
      • P. Foggia
      • G. Stendardo Substitution In83′
      • S. Floccari Substitution In84′
      • T. Berni
      • Hernanes
      • L. Kozák
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