Milan rallies for draw at Napoli

Published November 17, 2012

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AC Milan claimed a big point on Saturday at Napoli as the Rossoneri came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw behind a brace from Stephan El Shaarawy.

Milan began the weekend with just two wins from its last seven league games, and the visitors went two goals down in the opening 30 minutes as Napoli started quickly.

Gokhan Inler netted his first goal of the campaign in the fourth minute when his long-range effort slipped underneath Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati, who should have done better.

Lorenzo Insigne scored on a deflected shot to make it 2-0 to Napoli, but El Shaarawy grabbed his first goal of the contest shortly before halftime to cut into the deficit.

Napoli seemed likely to add a third goal, however El Shaarawy had other ideas as he embarked on a nice solo run that ended with a clinical finish beyond goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis with eight minutes to play.

The two-goal effort moves El Shaarawy to the top of the Serie A scoring chart with 10 goals on the season, while Napoli remains five points adrift of leaders Juventus.

Juventus 0, Lazio 0

Turin, Italy - Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti played a big role in his team earning a 0-0 draw at Juventus on Saturday.

The result keeps Lazio in fifth place but the capital side is the first to deny Juventus a win at home since February.

After having its league unbeaten streak snapped at 50 games by Inter Milan, Juventus responded with big wins over Nordsjaelland and Pescara, but was unable to breach the Lazio defense on Saturday.

The visitors failed to put a shot on target but still managed to claim a point thanks to Marchetti, who was tested on multiple occasions by Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella.

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