Napoli back to winning ways

  • Last Updated: December 2 2013, 22:41 GMT

A review of Monday night's action in Italy's Serie A with wins for Napoli and Fiorentina.

Goran Pandev celebrates his goal for Napoli
Goran Pandev celebrates his goal for Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli returned to winning ways with a 4-2 victory at Lazio.

Higuain ended a 71-day personal goal-drought when he put the visitors ahead in the 24th minute before an own goal from Valon Behrami brought Lazio level seconds later.

Goran Pandev put Napoli back in front early in the second half and Higuain made it 3-1 after 72 minutes.

Lazio substitute Keita Balde Diao gave the hosts a lifeline with three minutes remaining but Jose Maria Callejon would kill the game off in stoppage time.

The victory sees Napoli bounce back from successive defeats to Juventus, Parma and Borussia Dortmund in the last fortnight.

Fiorentina came from behind to win a seven-goal thriller against Hellas Verona 4-3 at the Artemio Franchi stadium.

Borja Valero put the hosts ahead in the fifth minute but two goals in seven minutes from Romulo and Juan Iturbe put Hellas in front.

Valero levelled matters in the 14th minute before Juan Vargas gave Fiorentina a 3-2 half-time lead.

The visitors suffered a blow when Bosko Jankovic was shown a red card for a handball offense in his own area and Giuseppe Rossi scored the resulting penalty before the hour mark.

Jorginho reduced the arrears with 18 minutes remaining but the visitors could not find the equaliser.


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