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Serie A wrap: Juve extend lead at top

Lazio and Napoli missed a chance to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus, who comfortably won their match against Fiorentina.

Hugo Campagnaro’s stunning volley in the 87th minute rescued a point for Napoli as they fought back to deny Lazio in a thrilling 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

Sergio Floccaari had put Lazio ahead on 11 minutes after controlling Abdoulay Konko’s cross on his chest expertly before volleying home

Having seen Juventus extend their lead at the top of Serie A to six points with their 2-0 home win over Fiorentina, the game was a must-win match for both sides as they looked to keep their respective Scudetto dreams alive.

Earlier, Juve ended a run of three domestic games without a win leaving Fiorentina in sixth position – one point out of the continental qualification spots.

Despite an open start to proceedings, Juventus soon asserted their dominance over the Florence outfit in the first-half with Mirko Vucinic (20th minute) and Alessandro Matri (42nd minute) providing the goals in what eventually proved to be a routine win.

The Serie A round continues on Sunday with Cagliari taking on AC Milan, Inter Milan hosting Chievo and Roma’s battle with Sampdoria the feature matches.

Sat 9 Feb, 2013
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