Wednesday April 25 2012
Mascara goal for Novara – not Napoli!

Giuseppe Mascara insists his goal against Lazio was for his Novara side – rather than for Napoli’s Champions League hopes.

Mascara scored the winner in this afternoon’s 2-1 triumph which dented the capital club’s ambitions of confirming themselves in third.

The result means that Napoli could move to within one point of the Biancocelesti with a win at Lecce later today.

“The goal was for us, but if it pleases Napoli then that is fine,” the January signing from the Azzurri noted.

Novara’s win keeps alive their survival bid even if they are still seven points adrift of safety with four games left.

“It is thanks to this atmosphere and our fans that we are still fighting,” Mascara continued. “We’re proud of our supporters and we have to pay them back for their backing.”