Saturday December 23 2017
Wk18: Napoli soar, Inter slide

Napoli fought back twice to beat Sampdoria in a 3-2 thriller, but Inter fell to a second straight defeat at Sassuolo and Benevento crumbled again.

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The Partenopei were behind after just two minutes to a stunning Gaston Ramirez strike, but eventually turned the game around through Marek Hamsik’s 116th goal in a Napoli jersey, surpassing Diego Maradona’s record.

Diego Falcinelli nodded in the only goal at the Mapei Stadium, as Andrea Consigli parried a Mauro Icardi penalty.

SPAL came back from 2-0 down after 10 minutes to hold Torino with a precious point and Udinese continued their march by flattening Verona 4-0.

Benevento were again undone in the final minutes, losing to Genoa’s last-gasp penalty.

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