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Calaio rescues point for Genoa in draw with Napoli

Naples, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Emanuele Calaio scored six minutes from time on Monday to secure a point for Genoa in a 1-1 draw with Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.Genoa entered the contest in decent form following a win over Livorno on Feb. 9 and a thrilling 3-3 draw against Udinese the following week. But the home side snagged the lead in the 18th minute.Marek Hamsik got the scoring play started for Napoli as he slid an inch- perfect through ball to the feet of Gonzalo Higuain, who fired it past Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin.It appeared Napoli would escape with all three points, but Calaio found a late equalizer in the 84th minute when he ripped a well-struck free kick past Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina into the top right corner of the net.Both teams sent numbers forward in search of a potential winning goal, but it never materialized and the sides were forced to settle for a point apiece.The result sees Genoa remain in 11th place in Serie A on 32 points, while Napoli stays in th...

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