NEWS
Sunday August 28 2011
Friendly: Napoli crush Palermo

Napoli presented Goran Pandev to the fans and enjoyed a 3-1 friendly win over Palermo at the San Paolo.

The game was organised to give supporters a show after the opening weekend of Serie A was called off due to the players' strike.

It also acted as a chance for the new squad to be presented to the fans, including ex-Inter striker Pandev, who arrived on loan.

The San Paolo was almost sold out for the friendly and Marek Hamsik got them cheering after 19 minutes with the opening goal from Andrea Dossena's assist.

Christian Maggio doubled their lead with a spectacular overhead kick before Giulio Migliaccio got Palermo back into it by nodding in a corner.

Maggio secured the 3-1 victory in the second half with a right-foot finish, though the Sicilians gave new buy Matias Aguirregaray his debut.

Napoli 3-1 Palermo

Scorers: Hamsik 19 (N), Maggio 30, 67 (N), Migliaccio 44 (P)

Napoli: De Sanctis (Colombo 65), Campagnaro (Grava 74), Cannavaro (Fernandez 65), Aronica, Maggio (Bogliacino 74), Inler (Gargano 65), Dzemaili (Donadel 46), Dossena (Zuniga 46), Hamsik (Santana 37), Lavezzi (Mascara 65), Cavani (Lucarelli 74)

Palermo: Benussi, Mantovani, Silvestre (Gonzalez 82), Pisano (Munoz 82), Balzaretti (Cetto 65), Migliaccio (Acquah 65), Bacinovic, Nocerino (Aguirregaray 82), Zahavi (Zahavi 82), Ilicic (Miccoli 46), Hernandez (Lores 82)

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