Register Login Scores

Cavani Slices Through Roma Defence

Edinson Cavani put the Roma defence to the sword as he led Napoli to a 4-1 victory with a hat-trick of goals at Stadio San Paolo on Sunday.

The striker opened the scoring in the first few minutes and added a second shortly after the break before securing the result with a third.

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo could only manage a consolation goal for the visitors, before Christian Maggio netted number four for the home side.

Four minutes into the clash the hosts were in front. Goran Pandev cut through the Roma defence with a pass that found Cavani who stuck it away.

In the 48th minute Napoli were two goals clear. Pandev once again set it up as he layed it up for Cavani to dink over Mauro Goicoechea.

The pair combined for a third time in the 70th minute with Pandev providing the pin-point corner kick that Cavani headed home with aplomb.

The Giallorossi reduced the lead to two goals three minutes later as substitute Osvaldo ran onto a through-ball and beat Morgan De Sanctis.

However, the visitors were down to 10 men a couple of minutes later. A wild lunge from Miralem Pjanic earned him a second yellow card.

The victory was completed in the 90th minute as Maggio finished off a counter attack after a fortunate rebound.

nextarticle

Mou Not Bothered By Jeers

6 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

165 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

43 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

70 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

27 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ofori Leads List Of 6 Potential Chiefs Targets?

63 Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: PSL Issues Harsh Sanction On Makola

216 Nov 15, 2019 12:16 PM in PSL

Starting XI: Ghana v Bafana

117 Nov 14, 2019 06:24 PM in Bafana

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad