Italian Serie A

Serie A: Napoli fight back to shock Juventus

October 31, 2009

Napoli moved up to fifth in the Serie A table with a dramatic yet thoroughly deserved 3-2 win at Juventus.

Jesus Alberto Datolo, Napoli
APJesus Alberto Datolo celebrates his winner with teammates

Napoli came from two goals behind for the second time this week, but this time went one better than they did against AC Milan on Wednesday by winning in Turin. David Trezeguet's goal in the 35th minute and a Sebastian Giovinco strike early in the second half put the Bianconeri in control.

But Napoli's never-say-die attitude saw them reduce the arrears through Marek Hamsik five minutes later before Jesus Datolo scored a deserved equaliser in the 64th minute.

Hamsik's seventh goal of the season was enough to win the game for Walter Mazzarri's resurgent Napoli, who have picked up more points in their last four games than they did in the previous seven under Roberto Donadoni.

Marco Borriello netted both goals as AC Milan climbed to fourth with a 2-0 victory over Parma at the San Siro.

Borriello was the Rossoneri's hero in a lacklustre clash between two sides who showed more tiredness than lucidity in their third game in six days.

Borriello opened the scoring in the 12th minute and added the winner in stoppage time to give Milan the best possible result in preparation for the visit of Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.