Friday March 29, 2013 Day 30 Stadio Olimpico

Torino v Napoli

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  1. Serie A - Dzemaili treble tips eight-goal thriller in Napoli's favour

    Serie A - Dzemaili treble tips eight-goal thriller in Napoli's favour

    Blerim Dzemaili scored a hat-trick and Edinson Cavani claimed two as Napoli beat Torino 5-3 in a thrilling Serie A encounter. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4' FULL TIME. Dzemaili with three and Cavani with two as Napoli win a crazy, crazy game 5-3 to take back second place from AC Milan.
    • 90+3' Torino's Alessandro Gazzi goes into the book for an untidy challenge.
    • 90+1' We will have four added minutes.
    • 90' GOAL! Torino 3-5 Napoli! What a ridiculous game! Cavani nets his second of the evening to finally put the result beyond doubt. He gets in front of his man to meet a cross from Zuniga at the near post and direct a header into the far corner.
    • 87' Dzemaili is replaced by Rolando.
    • 85' What an outrageously good second half, and that was the pick of the goals (so far).
    • 84' GOAL! Torino 3-4 Napoli! Cavani with a quite outrageous free-kick. From 25 yards he bends the ball to the right and then back left to just find the inside of the net. Utter brilliance.
    • 82' Dzemaili wouldn't have been the first name you would have picked to score a hat-trick tonight.
    • 81' GOAL! Torino 3-3 Napoli! Insane! Dzemaili with a hat-trick! Hamsik again with the assist as he finds Dzemaili on the edge of the box and the midfielder beats Gillet with a fine shot off the outside of his boot!
    • 79' Britos is straight off the pitch to be replaced by Pablo Armero.
    • 78' GOAL! Torino 3-2 Napoli! Incredible! Cerci pops a pass through the centre of the pitch and Britos looks to have the situation under control, only to take a heavy touch and allow Meggiorini in to round the keeper!
    • 76' What do Napoli have now? This game is ripe for the taking.
    • 74' GOAL! Torino 2-2 Napoli! Jonathas finds the far corner with a low effort that leaves Rosati with no chance in the Napoli goal.
    • 73' It's the right decision. Cavani stuck out his arm to block the ball and help Napoli break away.
    • 72' PENALTY TO TORINO! Cavani handballs in the box!
    • 70' As an aside, Sunderland have just announced they have sacked Martin O'Neill.
    • 68' TORINO GO CLOSE! The ball drops nicely for Cerci eight yards from goal and on the spin the midfielder slams his shot wide of the far post.
    • 66' Torino switch things around as goalscorer Barreto is replaced by Jonathas.
    • 65' Here comes the change as Cavani comes on to replace Insigne in the Napoli attack.
    • 64' A corner comes in for Napoli and when the ball is flicked out to Cannavaro at the back post and his well-executed overhead kick finds the palms of Gillet. A fine effort.
    • 63' Cavani is warming up on the touchline and in fact is stripping off. Here he comes.
    • 62' Rosati becomes involved in a bit of a physical confrontation after he is knocked to ground when plucking a high free-kick out of the air. Torino get the corner though.
    • 60' Riccardo Meggiorini goes down under contact in the box but Torino's howls for a penalty go unheard. Cannavaro may have just got some of the ball.
    • 58' Masiello makes his mark early on as he slides in on Maggio and catches the Napoli man's heel, sending him spilling out of play. Maggio hobbles about.
    • 56' A change for Torino as Vives and D'Ambrosio are replaced. Salvatore Masiello is on.
    • 54' Insigne with a nice touch through for Britos but the low shot from the midfielder is too close to Gillet in the Torino goal.
    • 52' Insigne takes the set-piece but curls his effort just wide of the upright.
    • 52' Rodriguez is the third Torino player booked after he bodychecks Maggio when the Italy wing-back knocks the ball to one side of the defender and charge the other.
    • 51' Torino will be unamused to see Cavani warming up on the touchline.
    • 50' Zuniga whips in a dangerous cross from the left but he can't find a sky-blue shirt in the box.
    • 48' Dzemaili had scored one Serie A goal this season prior to tonight.
    • 47' GOAL! Torino 1-2 Napoli! Dzemaili again! What a start to the second half for Napoli. Hamsik pulls the ball back from the left of the box and the midfielder pokes the ball home on the stretch.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+1' HALF TIME. Entertaining stuff as goals from Dzemaili and Barreto have us level at the break.
    • 45' We will have one added minute.
    • 43' Basha is booked for Torino after bringing down Juan Zuniga with a fairly clumsy challenge.
    • 41' Goalscorer Barreto is in pain and clutching his Achilles after a rather enthusiastic challenge from Cannvaro on the touchline. Looks as though he is okay though.
    • 39' PENALTY SAVED! Awful spot-kick from Hamsik as his low, drilled effort is stopped by Gillet!
    • 38' Matteo Darmian goes into the book for the clumsy challenge.
    • 38' PENALTY TO NAPOLI! Maggio is brought down in the box.
    • 38' Maggio clears for Napoli at the near post as another corner goes unexploited.
    • 37' Torino threaten from a corner as the vicious set-piece flies right across the box and is deflected behind for another.
    • 35' This game is very nicely poised now. Could go either way.
    • 33' Migjen Basha is down injured for Torino after having the ball whipped off his toes.
    • 32' More skills from Santana as he dummies to lose Christian Maggio and then runs after the ball to control. He is showing off today.
    • 31' Not what you would call a classic goal, but Torino won't be fussed.
    • 30' GOAL! Torino 1-1 Napoli! Paulo Barreto puts the home side level! After a minor goalmouth scramble the ball squirts out to Barreto on the right and his shot takes enough of a deflection off goalkeeper Antoni Rosati to bounce past Paolo Cannavaro.
    • 28' Nice touch from Santana as he plays a reverse pass in midfield to find a Torino shirt and the home side build from the back again.
    • 27' Torino aren't having much joy in terms of creating chances so far tonight. Santana wasted that great header but otherwise it has been slim pickings.
    • 25' Napoli go close! Insigne drags a shot just wide of the post after the ball takes a fortunate deflection to drop into his path 20 yards out.
    • 24' Now Pandev lashes one over the bar from 20 yards as Napoli put more pressure on.
    • 23' Hamsik gets in at the back post to meet a cross from the right but sees his effort blocked as he tries to pull the ball back across goal.
    • 21' Napoli don't have their usual presence in attack with Cavani sat on the bench.
    • 20' Insigne gets a leg to the chest as he slips on the turf and slides in on Guillermo Rodriguez, who had gone in hard on the youngster. Free-kick to Napoli.
    • 18' Important interception from Santana as he heads away at the back post just as Pandev lurks in behind him.
    • 17' Torino are making a contest of this. A win tonight puts them in the top half of the table.
    • 16' Vives penalised for a foul from behind on Pandev as he brings down the forward.
    • 15' HUGE CHANCE FOR TORINO! Cerci pings in a cross from the right and Mario Santana rises unmarked some eight yards out - but he gets under the ball and sends his header over the bar!
    • 14' Hamsik is back up with a rub of the face and we continue.
    • 13' Ouch. Hamsik is down in pain after Kamil Glik comes across to challenge him and shoves his elbow in his face. That was nasty, and the Torino man was lucky to get away with only a foul.
    • 11' What an incredible hit from Dzemaili. It wasn't right in the corner by any means but the keeper was unsighted due to the crowd of players in front of him.
    • 10' GOAL! Torino 0-1 Napoli! Blerim Dzemaili with a thunderbolt from long range! Napoli play the corner deep to the midfielder, who from 35 yards meets it with a thunderous effort that flies past Jean Francois Gillet.
    • 9' Insigne drifts into acres of space to the left of the box but instead of passing Marek Hamsik instead opts to shoot and sees his effort deflect behind.
    • 8' Napoli threaten! Torino fail to deal with a corner from the left and after the ball bounces off one Napoli player from close range, Goran Pandev can't get a shot away.
    • 7' Napoli are spearheaded tonight by the tiny little figure of Lorenzo Insigne. He is a very talented young man.
    • 5' Nothing comes of the set piece though as Napoli hold firm at the back.
    • 4' Cerci in the thick of things again as he races away down the right and curls in a teasing cross to the middle of the box. Corner to Torino.
    • 3' Giuseppe Vives produces a fantastic flick in midfield as Torino retain possession and a high ball comes over the top for Alessio Cerci, who can't get a proper shot away for the home side.
    • 2' t's a high-tempo start from both sides in Turin. Torino surge forward early on before Napoli try to find a way through.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 19:55 TEAMS: Torino: Gillet, Rodriguez, D'Ambrosio, Glik, Darmian, Basha, Santana, Cerci, Gazzi, Barreto, Vives. /// Napoli: Rosati, Britos, Cannavaro, Gamberini, Maggio, Hamsik, Zuniga, Dzemaili, Behrami, Pandev, Insigne.
    • 19:50 AC Milan have just won 1-0 at Chievo so they have moved above Napoli into second place. This is Napoli's game in hand though and a win restores their two-point lead over the Rossoneri.
    • 19:45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Serie A tie between Torino and Napoli in Turin.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Torino

    Manager: Giampiero Ventura

  • Napoli

    Manager: Walter Mazzarri

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