Napoliv Vs. Juventus: Hat-Trick By Edinson Cavani Brings Napoli The Win

Juventus fall 3-0 to Napoli at the San Paolo, their second straight defeat leaving them tied with Palermo for the fifth spot in Serie A. Napoli, meanwhile, have shaken off their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Inter Milan, storming back into second position on the back of an Edinson Cavani hat-trick. The Uruguayan was able to leave the pitch before the 90th minute, having sewn up the match by the 53rd--a nice change from "Napoli time", with the club leaning on injury time to secure wins in both Europa and League matches.

Although Napoli allowed Juventus to play in their half in the last thirty minutes, the home side refused to stop attacking, still sending forth their fluid front line of Cavani, Marek Hamšík and Ezequiel Lavezzi, all of whom the visitors seemed powerless to contain. In the absence of striker Fabio Quagliarella, and on the back of two utterly dismal performances, Juventus will likely have a tough time staying in the race for the scudetto.

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