Football: Hamsik Matches Cavani As Napoli Down Inter

Football: Hamsik matches Cavani as Napoli down Inter

MILAN, Dec 3 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Dec, 2016 ) - Marek Hamsik hit his 104th goal for Napoli to tie Uruguayan Edinson Cavani's tally for the Italians in a defiant 3-0 win over Inter Milan at the San Paolo on Friday.

Inter travelled to Naples looking to continue their strong start under new coach Stefano Pioli, who started his spell in charge with a 2-2 derby draw at AC Milan and secured a 4-2 win over Fiorentina last weekend.

But Napoli were desperate to make up for dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo, a result that left Maurizio Sarri's men eight points behind leaders Juventus, and were soon on their way to a morale-boosting win after hitting two quick-fire goals in the opening six minutes.

A great attacking move saw Jose Callejon knock down Hamsik's pass for Piotr Zielinski, who fired a low volley from 12 yards past Samir Handanovic and into the far bottom corner after just two minutes.

The Napoli fans were gifted another gem four minutes later when Hamsik beat the offside trap on his way to a through ball and fired an unstoppable angled drive under Handanovic. The Slovak's 104th goal for Napoli pulled him level with Cavani, who is now at Paris Saint Germain, and means he is well on his way to beating Diego Maradona's Napoli record of 115.