Serie A • Day 38 
 
Serie A  • Day 38 
    
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90+4' 
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The Lazio bench and backroom staff are hugging on the touchlines. It ends Napoli 2-4 Lazio as Stefano Pioli's side finish third to take the final Champions League place.

90+3' 
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Fiorentina lead Chievo 3-0, which means La Viola will leapfrog Napoli and finish fourth.

 
 
90+1'
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GOAL: Napoli 2-4 Lazio. Klose heads home his 13th goal of the season after outjumping Albiol at the far post.

89' 
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CHANCE: Basta gets the ball on the right-hand side of the area but Andujar saves at the near post.

88'
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Duvan Zapata replaces Callejon for Napoli in the final moments. Inter lead Empoli 4-3 through Mchedlidze.

87'
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Candreva gets a yellow card, and Callejon runs after the Lazio player to remonstrate. Palermo lead Roma 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

86' 
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Onazi was only on the pitch for 99 seconds before netting his forst Serie A goal of the season!

85'
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GOAL: Napoli 2-3 Lazio. Onazi shows great pace to get behind the Napoli defence from Ledesma's counter attack and finish past Andujar.

82' 
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Koulibaly is furious after being penalised for a foul on Klose, and shows it to referee Rocchi.

 
78' 
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It's Roma 1-1 Palermo as Francesco Totti chips home a penalty.

77'
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Klose replaces Dordevic for Lazio. Meanwhile, Mauro Icardi has gone level with Toni on 22 goals in the goalscoring chart. It's Inter 4-2 Empoli.

76' 
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That was like Chris Waddle's penalty in the same stadium against Germany in 1990!

75' 
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MISSED PENALTY: Higuain blazes the spot kick over the bar, his fourth miss from 12 yards this season.

74' 
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PENALTY FOR NAPOLI: Lulic brings down Maggio but that looked outside the area!

72' 
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Action on the Napoli bench, with Lorenzo Insigne preparing to come on.

70' 
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It's Torino 5-0 Cesena after a Maxi Lopez tap in, while Inter Milan lead Empoli 3-2 thanks to Marcelo Brozovic's strike.

69'
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RED CARD: Ghoulam gets his marching orders for a wild challenge on Lazio sub Cristian Ledesma. Benitez Looks furious on the bench.

68' 
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A reminder, amid all the Napoli excitement, that Lazio only need a draw.

 
67' 
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It's Inter 2-2 Empoli by the way. Manuel Pucciarelli netted about ten minutes ago but we have obviously been concentrating on the action in Naples!

66'
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Ghoulam is late on Dordevic and gets a yellow card - and more importantly Lazio get a chance to regroup.

65' 
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De Vrij charges down a Mertens shot from the edge of the box. Napoli are well on top now.

63'
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GOAL: Napoli 2-2 Lazio. Higuain nets a second of the night from Mertens' run and cross from the right, after Koulibaly wins the ball on the left touchline off Anderson.

62' 
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CHANCE: This match has everything - Gabbiardini now sees a dipping effort saved by Marchetti.

61'
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RED CARD: Parolo gets a second yellow card from referee Rocchi for a late lunge on Lopez.

59' 
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Empoli pull one back at the Giuseppe Meazza through Levan Mchedlidze. It is inter 2-1 Empoli now.

58' 
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Inter Milan lead Empoli 2-0. Icardi goes one behind the league's leading scorer Luca Toni of Verona with his 21st goal of the season.

56' 
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SAVE: Marchetti saves at his near post from Callejon in the right channel. What did Rafa say at half-time?!!

55' 
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CHANCE: Napoli break again through Callejon then Mertens sees a low shot cleared off the line by De Vrij.

 
54'
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GOAL: Napoli 1-2 Lazio. Higuain sweeps home a tap in at the far post for his eighth goal in five matches against Lazio from Callejon's low cross from the right.

53' 
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Parolo pulls back Maggio and deservedly receives a yellow card.

52'
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Manolo Gabbiardini replaces Inler for Napoli - the home fans boo Benitez.

52' 
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The Stadio San Paolo is so quiet in the home stands that you can hear the chants of the Lazio supporters.

50' 
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Inter lead Empoli 1-0 through Rodrigo Palacio's strike, and Torino have gone 4-0 up at home to Cesena.

49' 
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Candreva blasts a free-kick into the Napoli wall and Anderson is unable to hack out a chance from the loose ball.

48' 
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Inler catches Cataldi on the edge of the Napoli box and Lazio have a free kick in a dangerous area.

47' 
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No changes at the break for either side, though Benitez was in earnest discussions with Walter Gargano before the half kicked off.

46' 
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Napoli kick off the second half at the Stadio San Paolo, having come out onto the pitch a good minute before their opponents, who, let's face it, are in no rush!

45+1' 
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Half-time and the whistles start at the Stadio San Paolo as the half ends with the score Napoli 0-2 Lazio.

 
45'
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GOAL: Napoli 0-2 Lazio. Koulibaly gives the ball away. in a dangerous area, allowing Lulic to nick the ball and roll in a superb pass for Antonio Candreva to net past Andujar.

43' 
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Ghoulam crosses towards Callejon but Lulic heads clear at the back post - good defending again by Lazio.

42'
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Mauricio gets a yellow card for handball after being rolled by Higuain down the left channel. Parolo heads clear Mertens's disappointing free-kick.

41' 
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Genoa have pulled one back at Sassuolo through Leonardo Pavoletti. Sassuolo lead 3-1.

40' 
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Maggio stands up a cross to the far post and Rocchi blows up for a foul by Mertens as Mauricio heads clear.

39' 
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Hamsik breaks from midfield but he is just unable to thread in Callejon down the right channel.

37' 
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Lazio break down the right but Candreva overhits his cross towards Dordevic. (I am going with that spelling for the Serb striker, rather than anglicised Djordevic, by the way)

36' 
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A break in play as Maggio recovers from a ball to the head following an Anderson break and Albiol clearance.

35' 
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Napoli need to win this game to claim third spot and the final Champions League space, so the Partenopei need to score twice now.

34' 
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Simone Zaza has scored the 1000th Serie A goal of the season to make it Sassuolo 3-0 Genoa.

 
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GOAL: Napoli 0-1 Lazio. Parolo nets from distance with a left-foot effort for his tenth Serie A goal of the campaign, but Andujar again was at fault.

30' 
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Koulibaly clears up following an error from his goalkeeper Andujar under pressure from Higuain.

29' 
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Palermo lead Roma at the Stadio Olimpico through Franco Vasquez's penalty.

28' 
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Felipe Anderson tracks back to the left-back spot as Maggio attempts a cross from the right. This is a good work ethic from Lazio.

26' 
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De Vrij again clears a Mertens centre from a corner, and Hamsik is adjudged offside as he attempts to win the second ball.

25' 
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Napoli win a free-kick on the right, but De Vrij does well to clear Mertens centre in to the area.

24' 
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Callejon should really have netted his 12th league goal of the season but he crucially looked at the linesman to check he was onside before shooting.

23' 
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CHANCE: Callejon rolls the ball wide on a one-on-one with Marchetti from Higuain's through ball.

 
22' 
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Higuain and Inler combine well on the edge of the area, then Lopez shoots over the loose ball from the edge of the box from Lulic's mistimed clearance.

20' 
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Lazio break through Candreva but Koulibaly does well to nick the ball down the left touchline.

19' 
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Genoa make a mess of an attempted offside trap as Simone Zaza makes it Sassuolo 2-0 Genoa.

18'
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Dordevic gets a yellow card for a lunge tackle on Koulibaly.

17 
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Callejon is unable to release Hamsik down the right and Lazio are able to crowd out the Slovak.

14' 
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Lazio's 3-4-2-1 is looking very secure so far - Dordevic wins a free-kick just outside the centre circle.

13' 
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Sassuolo lead Genoa 1-0. Genoa have already secured sixth place but still need to be granted a UEFA license to play in the Europa League. If Genoa fails to get that license, city rivals Sampdoria in seventh would qualify for the tournament in their place.

12' 
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CHANCE: Higuain cuts inside and shoots, and though Andujar makes a mess of the save, Lazio are able to clear the loose ball away from Hamsik.

11' 
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Torino lead Cesena 1-0 thanks to a Josef Martinez strike, while Fiorentina have taken the lead against Chievo, with Josip Ilicic the goalscorer.

 
10' 
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Lazio break four against three, but Candreva overhits the pass to Cataldi.

9' 
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Rocchi has a word with de Vrij for a cynical nip at the ankles, but no yellow card.

8' 
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Basta shows too much off the ball to David Lopez and Napoli win the ball again. This is a very bitty match so far, no flow to it at all.

6' 
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De Vrij robs Hamsik outside the Lazio box - the Napoli star looks at the referee, who waves play on.

5' 
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Mertens tries an ambitious ball from his own half to Callejon down the right, but Lulic is across to block.

4' 
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Candreva gets down the right and wins a throw off Koulibaly - Candreva is an important outlet ball for Lazio tonight.

3' 
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There are over 60,000 fans in the Stadio San Paolo tonight.

2' 
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A nervy start from both sides - the home fans whistle after a spell of possession from the away side through Basta and Candreva.

19:52 
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Still waiting in Naples - Rafa Benitez wipes his glasses on the bench.

 
19:51 
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Referee Gianluca Rocchi is waiting for the signal from television to whistle for kick off, as Napoli in blue and white and Lazio in the change kit of West Ham in 1980s claret and blue look nervous at the unexpected wait.

19:47 
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Napoli are wearing black armbands for former player and coach Bruno ‘Petisso’ Pesaola who died on Friday at the age of 89.

19:45 
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Napoli have been Serie A’s comeback specialists this season, winning 17 points from losing scorelines and scoring a League-best 34 goals in the last 30 minutes of matches.

19:42 
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''We've got to raise our heads right away,'' Pioli said after the derby. ''Our season has also been built on losses and we've got to show that we're a real squad.''

19:42 
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LazioNapoli - Lazio

Stefano Pioli's side come into the match on the back of two significant defeats, losing the Italian Cup final to Juventus 2-1 last week then going down to city rivals AS Roma by the same score in the Rome derby on Monday.

19:37 
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2 - 4
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However, the Partenopei's season has rather petered out in the last month, going out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage to Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, drawing 2-2 with already relegated Parma in the league on 10 May, and losing to Serie A champions Juventus last week.

19:33 
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2 - 4
LazioNapoli - Lazio

Napoli have been impressive at the Stadio San Paolo in the second half of season, winning seven and drawing two of their last nine home matches.

19:30 
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LazioNapoli - Lazio

Sunday's game will be Benitez's final match as coach of Napoli, after the Spaniard made the decision to leave the club when his contract expires in June. Benitez is keen to spend more time with his family, who have remained in England since his appointment two years ago, although media speculation has also strongly linked him with vacant Real Madrid job.

19:28 
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Lazio, who hold a three-point lead over fourth-placed Napoli, need just a draw to secure third position and the final Champions League place. Napoli beat Lazio 1-0 in the reverse fixture at the Stadio Olimpico on 18 January, so a win for Rafa Benitez's side would see them finish third by dint of their better head-to-head record.

19:25 
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2 - 4
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Gonzalo Higuain has scored seven goals in four games against Lazio, more than any other Serie A team.

 
19:20 
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Filip Djordjevic and Danilo Cataldi replace the injured Lucas Biglia and Miroslav Klose in the Lazio 3-4-3 starting line-up.

19:10 
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Napoli have made three changes from the side that lost to Juventus last week, with Kalidou Koulibaly coming into defence for the suspended Miguel Britos, Gokhan Inler replacing Walter Gargano in midfield and Marek Hamsik in for Lorenzo Insigne.

19:05
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2 - 4
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NAPOLI: Andujar; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; David Lopez, Inler; Callejon; Hamsik, Mertens; Higuain. Subs: Colombo, Mesto, Strinic, Henrique, Zuniga, Jorginho, Gargano, Gabbiadini, Insigne, Duvan Zapata./// LAZIO: Marchetti; de Vrij, Gentiletti, Maurico; Basta, Parolo, Cataldi, Lulic; Candreva, Djordjevic, Felipe Anderson. Subs: Berisha, Strakosha, Ciani, Novaretti, Braafheid, Cana, Ledesma, Onazi, Mauri, Keita, Perea, Klose.

19:00 
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Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary from the final day of Italy's Serie A programme. This is Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) taking you through all the action from the match between Napoli and Lazio from the Stadio San Paolo along with updates from the other games across the country.

 
  PtsPWDLGFGA+/-
1JuventusJuventus87382693722448
2AS RomaAS Roma703819136543123
3LazioLazio693821611713833
4FiorentinaFiorentina6438181010614615
5NapoliNapoli633818911705416
6GenoaGenoa5938161111624715
7SampdoriaSampdoria56381317848426
8InternazionaleInternazionale5538141311594811
9TorinoTorino543814121248453
10AC MilanAC Milan523813131256506
11PalermoPalermo49381213135355-2
12SassuoloSassuolo49381213134957-8
13VeronaVerona46381113144965-16
14ChievoChievo43381013152841-13
15EmpoliEmpoli4238818124652-6
16UdineseUdinese41381011174356-13
17AtalantaAtalanta3738716153857-19
18CagliariCagliari3438810204868-20
19CesenaCesena2438412223673-37
20ParmaParma193868243375-42