Sampdoria stun Juve

Cavani tricks as Napoli beat Roma

 Argentine teenager Mauro Icardi scored twice as Serie A leaders Juventus lost 2-1 at home to lowly 10-man Sampdoria and Edinson Cavani’s hat-trick helped Napoli to a 4-1 win over AS Roma on Sunday.

Juve had won their last four Serie A games while Sampdoria had lost 10 in 13 and only one outcome looked possible when Sebastian Giovinco put the hosts ahead with a 24th-minute penalty and Sampdoria had Gaetano Berardi dismissed seven minutes later.

But Icardi netted twice in the second half as Sampdoria hit back to hand the champions their third league defeat of the season.

Uruguay forward Cavani’s hat-trick made him Serie A top-scorer with 16 goals and lifted Napoli into third place as they overtook Fiorentina and Inter Milan. Roma are the league’s leading scorers but have the third worst defence.
Fiorentina suffered their first home defeat of the season, losing 2-0 to relegation-threatened Pescara, and fourth-placed Inter Milan continued their slump as they were beaten 3-0 at Udinese.

Inter dominated the first hour at Udinese and missed a flurry of chances including one incredible effort from Brazilian Jonathan who contrived to fire wide from six metres in the 54th minute with the goal at his mercy. They paid the price when 35-year-old striker Antonio Di Natale scored twice and Colombian Luis Muriel was also on target in the last half hour. Juventus lead with 44 points from 19 games.

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