Sunday March 18, 2012 Day 28 Finished Stadio Friuli

Udinese 2 - 2 Napoli

  • Pinzi 28’
  • Di Natale 52’
  • Cavani 81’, 85’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Udinese
    • Napoli
    • 90' FULL TIME. It ends Udinese 2-2 Napoli.
    • 88' Handanovic produces a stunning reflex save to keep out Zuniga's stinging shot.
    • 86' Incredible finish to this one.
    • 85' GOAL! Cavani makes it 2-2! Pandev plays him in and Cavani fires a low left-footed shot under Handanovic and inside the far post.
    • 84' Napoli are really going for this now. The home side are pinned inside their own box and are having to defend every single ball here.
    • 81' GOAL! What a strike! Cavani makes up for that penalty miss with a stunning strike direct from the free-kick. The ball curls over the wall and leaves Handanovic stranded. Lovely.
    • 79' The referee isn't making himself very popular in these parts tonight. Napoli win a free-kick 25 yards out.
    • 77' Just to add to the drama, the Udinese coach has been sent off! He is now sitting in the stands.
    • 76' Domizzi was shown a yellow card for that handball, by the way.
    • 74' CAVANI MISSES! The striker's penalty was awful. Straight down the middle, Handanovic doesn't move - and the penalty is saved.
    • 73' Domizzi is penalised for hand ball, but he claims he was being fouled by Cannavaro. Controversial, but it's a penalty. Cavani to take...
    • 72' PENALTY TO NAPOLI.
    • 70' Good, patient build-up by Napoli results in Hamsik being put through on goal, but Coda recovers with a superb challenge. Coda absolutely had to get that right - particularly as he is on a yellow card.
    • 68' Udinese are making Napoli work for everything at the moment. The visitors are struggling to get the ball away from their own corner flag at the moment!
    • 66' Cavani receives a through ball from Hamsik, but Pasquale does an excellent job of closing down the space and Cavani resorts to attempting a backheel shot that doesn't come off.
    • 64' Napoli sub: Vargas on, Britos off.
    • 62' Napoli have been lifted by the red card and Hamsik almost receives the ball in front of goal, but Cavani's cross from the right is flicked away.
    • 60' RED CARD: Udinese's Diego Fabbrini picks up his second yellow card for a trip on Campagnaro and is dismissed. It was stupid and can have no complaints.
    • 58' Napoli are toiling for a way back into this - but Udinese look very comfortable with everything they can throw at them.
    • 56' Udinese could - and should - be 3-0 up! Pasquale is tearing Napoli apart on the left wing, getting past Doseena very easily and delivering a low cross to Pinzi - but the scorer of the first goal can't make enough contact on the ball to steer it in from close range.
    • 55' That goal has lifted the home fans and Udinese have a spring in their step now. Napoli looking a little short of ideas.
    • 54' Napoli sub: Hamsik on, Gargano off
    • 52' GOAL! Udinese lead 2-0! Pasquale delivers a cross from the left that finds Pinzi, whose header crashes against the inside of the post but Di Natale pounces on the rebound and De Sanctis is unable to keep it out.
    • 49' Pereyra robs Campagnaro of the ball deep inside his own half and looks to be clean through - but Pereyra is penalised for a tug on the Napoli man. Harsh if you ask me.
    • 46' SECOND HALF.
    • 45' Are Napoli jaded from their Champions League exploits? Do they need Marek Hamsik to come off the bench? Follow me and let me know what you think on Twitter
    • 45' HALF TIME. Udinese lead Napoli 1-0 at the break.
    • 45' Danilo wins Udinese a corner in a dangerous position on the left and Di Natale fires it into the near post, but it comes to nothing and Napoli have a goal kick.
    • 43' Pasquale fires a dangerous low cross into the near post where Di Natale was waiting to pounce. Instead, Napoli can clear.
    • 41' Pandev rolls the ball into the path of Dzemaili after Cavani had flicked it on - but Dzemaili's powerful shot is stopped by the keeper.
    • 39' Gargano goes for goal with a snap shot from 25 yards that was sneaking into the bottom corner - but Handanovic gets across to palm the ball away to safety.
    • 38' Napoli pushing for an equaliser before half time but they are coming up against a brick wall every time.
    • 37' De Sanctis is sold a short back pass by Britos and almost opens the door to Udinese.
    • 35' Zuniga claims he is blocked by Pasquale, who claims he was fouled by Zuniga. Those two have been going at it all game.
    • 33' Chance for Udinese to make it 2-0 but Fabbrini lashes his shot wide drom the left side of the box despite having Di Natale in support.
    • 31' Udinese's Fabbrini is now in the book for a foul.
    • 30' Napoli try to respond straight away through Pandev, who cuts in from the right but fires over the bar with his left foot.
    • 28' GOAL! Pinzi scores for Udinese! The home side score with a well worked goal after Cannavaro's poor header goes straight to Di Natale. Di Natale finds Fabbrini wide on the right, and his first time cross is tapped in by Pinzi.
    • 26' Cavani gets back to his feet and Dzemali fires the resulting free-kick wide.
    • 24' And Cavani has stayed down after that challenge and is receiving treatment.
    • 23' Coda catches Cavani on the edge of the Udinese box and the defender is shown a yellow card.
    • 21' Pasquale whips in a corner for Udinese that is only headed as far as Pinzi, whose ferocious shot is blocked on the edge of the box.
    • 19' Udinese seem to have weathered that early Napoli storm though.
    • 18' Udinese keeping the ball well at the moment and Pazienza is set free down the right - but his cross is hopelessly over hit and the chance goes begging.
    • 16' Pandev picks out Inler at the far post, but his cross is cut out by Coda and loops into the arms of Handanovic.
    • 14' Udinese are going for this now as Pasquale fires a deflected effort just wide of De Sanctis's right-hand post.
    • 12' Pandev tries his luck with a hopeful effort from 20 yards - it's on target but doesn't have enough pace on it to trouble Handanovic.
    • 11' Udinese win a corner but it is cleared easily and Napoli break through Cavani, but the striker drags his shot just wide.
    • 10' Udinese on the ropes already here.
    • 9' The resulting corner is whipped in from the right by Pandev to Cavani, whose glancing header goes just over the bar.
    • 8' Pandev pulling the strings tonight. He tries to release Cavani, but Domizzi gets across to see off the danger.
    • 7' Pandev spots the run of Zuniga into the box and almost picks him out with a lovely through ball with the outside of his left foot, but it just skips away from Zuniga.
    • 5' Zuniga gets himself into a spot of trouble by his own corner flag and then goes down easily under the challenge of Pasquale, who is penalised.
    • 3' Pandev makes a purposeful run and exchanges passes with Gargano but is halted on the edge of the box. Napoli have started the stronger here, though.
    • 2' UDINESE: Handanovic; Domizzi, Danilo, Ekstrand, Fernandes; Asamoah, Pasquale, Pinzi, Pazienza; Fabbrini, Di Natale /// NAPOLI: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Britos, Dzemaili; Inler, Zúñiga, Gargano, Dossena; Pandev, Cavani.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Napoli get us underway.
    • 19.40 The players are emerging from the tunnel on a rainy night in Udine. We are just a couple of minutes from kick off.
    • 19.35 Walter Mazzarri, Napoli coach: "I don’t believe the match with Udinese is decisive, but I will try to field the best XI at my disposal. Francesco Guidolin is one of the best coaches in Europe, but when in possession we must try to impose our tempo."
    • 19.30 Francesco Guidolin, Udinese coach: "I believe that Udinese can play a good game against Napoli, but we will really be facing the third team in the league. Because Napoli would be there in the top positions of the table, close to Milan and Juventus, if they hadn't had the distraction and great experience of playing in the Champions League."
    • 19.25 Udinese have had the better of Napoli in the last two games played at home, with Antonio Di Natale scoring a hat-trick on both occasions. Francesco Guidolin’s side have won just one of their last six games, and failed to score in the last two. At home, Udinese have drawn 0-0 in their last two games, and are winless since February 1st (2-1 against Lecce).
    • 19.20 This will be the 60th meeting between these two sides: Napoli lead by 20 wins to 15, with 24 draws completing the record. Napoli have won only four times at the Friuli, with 11 wins for the hosts and 14 draws rounding off the form.
    • 19.15 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of tonight's Serie A clash between Udinese and Napoli from the Stadio Friuli.
  • Summary

    • 88' Handanovic produces a stunning reflex save to keep out Zuniga's stinging shot.
    • 85' GOAL! Cavani makes it 2-2! Pandev plays him in and Cavani fires a low left-footed shot under Handanovic and inside the far post.
    • 81' GOAL! What a strike! Cavani makes up for that penalty miss with a stunning strike direct from the free-kick. The ball curls over the wall and leaves Handanovic stranded. Lovely.
    • 74' CAVANI MISSES! The striker's penalty was awful. Straight down the middle, Handanovic doesn't move - and the penalty is saved.
    • 72' PENALTY TO NAPOLI.
    • 60' RED CARD: Udinese's Diego Fabbrini picks up his second yellow card for a trip on Campagnaro and is dismissed. It was stupid and can have no complaints.
    • 56' Udinese could - and should - be 3-0 up! Pasquale is tearing Napoli apart on the left wing, getting past Doseena very easily and delivering a low cross to Pinzi - but the scorer of the first goal can't make enough contact on the ball to steer it in from close range.
    • 52' GOAL! Udinese lead 2-0! Pasquale delivers a cross from the left that finds Pinzi, whose header crashes against the inside of the post but Di Natale pounces on the rebound and De Sanctis is unable to keep it out.
    • 39' Gargano goes for goal with a snap shot from 25 yards that was sneaking into the bottom corner - but Handanovic gets across to palm the ball away to safety.
    • 28' GOAL! Pinzi scores for Udinese! The home side score with a well worked goal after Cannavaro's poor header goes straight to Di Natale. Di Natale finds Fabbrini wide on the right, and his first time cross is tapped in by Pinzi.
    • 2' UDINESE: Handanovic; Domizzi, Danilo, Ekstrand, Fernandes; Asamoah, Pasquale, Pinzi, Pazienza; Fabbrini, Di Natale /// NAPOLI: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Britos, Dzemaili; Inler, Zúñiga, Gargano, Dossena; Pandev, Cavani.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Udinese

    Manager: Francesco Guidolin

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

  • Line-up

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      Midfielders
      Goal 7.2 -
      7 -
      Substitution Out86′ 6.7 -
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      Strikers
      Red Card 6 -
      Goal Substitution Out73′ 8 -
      Subs
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      Substitution In86′ 6 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 4.4 -
      Substitution Out64′ 4.4 -
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      Goals ×2 Yellow Card 6.6 -
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