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Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 31st October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Orsato

Atalanta Atalanta vs Napoli Napoli

Atalanta 1

C Carmona (19)


Napoli 0

Carmona sinks Napoli

Last Updated: 31/10/12 10:19pm

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Carlos Carmona celebrates his goal for Atalanta

Carlos Carmona celebrates his goal for Atalanta

Atalanta's Carlos Carmona scored the only goal to consigned Napoli to a second defeat of the Serie A season, as the Partenopei struggled without star striker Edinson Cavani.

Walter Mazzarri's men dropped to third in the league standings as the injured Cavani watched his replacements huff and puff with no end product at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

Atalanta, who played a perfect tactical game in nullifying the Vesuviani, creep into the top half of the table courtesy of a third home win of the season.

Napoli looked lively in the early exchanges, Marek Hamsik and Goran Pandev combining to tee up Andrea Dossena, who miskicked the ball.

Lorenzo Insigne hit the sweetest of shots on the volley but home keeper Andrea Consigli pushed it away for a corner, before Atalanta took the lead.

With 19 minutes played, German Denis found Carmona just outside the box, the Chilean midfielder volleying the ball past a helpless Morgan de Sanctis.

La Dea had a second goal ruled out just four minutes later, Denis gleefully tapping home only to see the offside flag raised on the touchline.

Denis' cross for Giacomo Bonaventura met Davide Brivido instead, the defender smashing wide, before Hamsik was denied a fine volley at the other end.

Atalanta continued to squeeze their visitors out of possession, but Paolo Cannavaro almost scored from distance, Consigli racing across his goal to block the drive.

The hosts came flying out of the blocks after the break, De Sanctis flailing to repel Riccardo Cazzola's header, but Napoli would bare their teeth once again.

First, Insigne slipped Hamsik through on goal, Consigli making the block, before the former tried his luck from the left side of the area.

Consigli stood firm again, as he did when substitute Giandomenico Mesto took aim from distance.

But the Orobici always looked more likely to grab a second than Napoli were to level the match, with Moralez unlucky not to get on the end of Schelotto's low cross 10 minutes from time.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 37 86
2 Roma 37 70
3 Lazio 37 66
4 Napoli 37 63
5 Fiorentina 37 61
6 Genoa 37 59
7 Sampdoria 37 55
8 Inter Milan 37 52
9 Torino 37 51
10 AC Milan 37 49
11 Palermo 37 46
12 Sassuolo 37 46
13 Verona 37 45
14 Chievo 37 43
15 Empoli 37 42
16 Udinese 37 41
17 Atalanta 37 37
18 Cagliari 37 31
19 Cesena 37 24
20 Parma 37 18