Ruiz and late personal purpose rescue Napoli in wet Genoa

Ruiz and late own goal rescue Napoli in rainy Genoa

Spaniard Fabian Ruiz scored his second purpose for Napoli.

Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz and a late Davide Biraschi personal purpose rescued a 2-1 win for title-chasing Napoli in a rain-hit Serie A recreation at Genoa on Saturday.

Ivorian Christian Kouame had shocked Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect by opening the scoring after 20 minutes in a match which was suspended for 13 minutes across the hour mark due to torrential rain.

However substitute Ruiz pulled Napoli degree instantly after play resumed, with defender Biraschi piling the distress on the hosts by turning into his personal web three minutes from time.

Napoli transfer up into second place, three factors behind champions Juventus who journey to AC Milan on Sunday, and three forward of third-placed Inter Milan who play at Bergamo aspect Atalanta.

“This success is price much more than three factors, as a result of it was achieved on a troublesome pitch made heavy by the rain,” stated Brazilian midfielder Allan.

“We received and that is what is vital. It provides us peace of thoughts earlier than the (worldwide) break.”

Ancelotti’s aspect proved wasteful within the first half with Lorenzo Insigne hitting the put up and Poland’s Arkadiusz Milik being denied in entrance of purpose.

Dries Mertens began on the bench, with Polish pair Milik and Krzysztof Piatek up entrance for the guests.

Insigne rattled the put up on 11 minutes with Argentina defender Cristian Romero deflecting away a Zielinski strike.

However Kouame broke the impasse from a Romulo cross, rising highest to nod in his second purpose this season.

Dwelling goalkeeper Andrei Radu punched a harmful Insigne cross off the top of Jose Callejon, earlier than denying Milik with 10 minutes left of the primary half.

Ancelotti’s aspect had already misplaced in Genoa this season after they fell 3-Zero to Sampdoria, and one other defeat was looming because the rain got here down.

However Ruiz discovered a approach by when Allan crossed to Mertens whose intelligent backheel within the penalty space arrange the Spaniard to beat Radu.

Biraschi worsened Genoa’s present disaster amid a scramble in his personal goalmouth, as they slipped to a 3rd straight loss after final week’s 5-Zero thrashing by Inter.

“It hurts to lose to a late personal purpose,” stated Genoa coach Ivan Juric.

– Gervinho strikes for Parma –

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Ivorian ahead Gervinho scored his third purpose this season for Parma.

Earlier, promoted Parma got here away with a 2-1 win from Torino to maneuver degree on 17 factors with their rivals for a Europa League spot, who sit in eighth.

Walter Mazzarri’s aspect are unbeaten since shedding to Napoli on September 23.

Former Arsenal winger Gervinho scored his third purpose this season after a defensive mix-up from Armando Izzo and Cameroonian Nicolas Nkoulou noticed the Ivorian surge ahead with a superb solo run after 9 minutes, with Roberto Inglese including a 25th-minute second.

Daniele Baselli pulled one again for Torino eight minutes earlier than the break.

Cagliari got here from two objectives right down to seize a degree at SPAL.

Andrea Petagna headed in after lower than three minutes for SPAL with captain Mirco Antenucci drilling within the second on 71 minutes.

However Cagliari battled again and 5 minutes later had been degree as Leonardo Pavoletti headed in a nook and Artur Ionita equalised with a fast flip and shot.

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