Napoli keep Juve in sights

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Updated: December 2, 2012

Edinson Cavani and Gokhan Inler scored braces as Napoli thrashed 10-man Pescara 5-1 in the Serie A.

The win against the tail-enders kept Napoli in second position, two points behind leaders Juventus, who have 35 points after beating 10-man Torino 3-0 late Saturday.

Inter Milan failed to convince, but moved onto 31 points, two adrift of Napoli, by winning 1-0 against Palermo thanks to a second-half own goal from Santiago Garcia.

Fourth-place Lazio had Giuseppe Biava and veteran striker Miroslav Klose on target to beat Parma 2-1 for now 29 points. City rivals Roma have 26 after rallying to a 3-1 win at Siena with a Mattia Destro brace.

Chievo’s Alberto Paloschi scored a hat-trick against his former club in a 4-2 win at Genoa despite the dismissal of Marco Andreolli with 20 minutes left. Udinese hammered Cagliari 4-1 and Bologna won 2-1 against Atalanta.

Fiorentina have 28 points when they tackle Sampdoria Sunday evening.

On Friday, league top striker Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace for a 12-goal tally as AC Milan rallied to win 3-1 at 10-man Catania.

Joel Campbell curled a spectacular shot into the top corner to earn Real Betis a 3-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, moving them up to fourth in La Liga.

Werder Bremen forward Marko Arnautovic scored a hat-trick to lead his team to a 4-1 Bundesliga victory at Hoffenheim.

Leaders Bayern Munich had their advantage cut to eight points over second-placed Bayer Leverkusen after drawing 1-1 with champions Borussia Dortmund in Munich on Saturday.

Leverkusen edged past Nuremberg 1-0 to move up to 30 points with Dortmund on 27 in third.

Joey Barton delivered his best performance for Olympique Marseille on Sunday, setting up both goals in a 2-1 win at Stade Brest that moved the visitors up to second place in Ligue 1. Marseille have 29 points from 15 games with leaders Lyon on 31 and third-placed St Etienne and Paris St Germain both on 26.