Higuain inspires Napoli to victory, Milan and Lazio share spoils

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Napoli rallied from behind to see off the challenge of Genoa on Serie A on Sunday, while AC Milan and Lazio played to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Maurizio Sarri's Napoli kept up the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus after recording a 3-1 victory over Genoa at Stadio Sao Paolo on Sunday afternoon.

Genoa gave themselves the best possible chance of gaining a positive result after going into the half-time break with a one-goal lead, courtesy of Tomás Rincón's 10th-minute strike.

However, Napoli rallied well after the half-time interval as Gonzalo Higuain fired them back on level terms on 51 minutes with a right-footed shot into the bottom-left corner from the centre of the box, Elseid Hysaj providing the assist for the goal.

And the Argentine striker added his second of the game in the 81st minute with another finish from inside the area, following some good work in the build-up by Marek Hamsik.

And the come-from behind victory was completed in the first minute of injury time as Omar El Kaddouri pounced on Manolo Gabbiadini's inviting pass to slot home from centre of the danger area. The result keeps Sarri's men within three points of table-topping Juventus ahead of the international break.

There was no separating Europa League hopefuls AC Milan and Lazio as they played to a 1-1 draw in the closely contested Serie A clash.

Lazio started brightly and grabbed the lead after just nine minutes, Marco Parolo heading home from Lucas Biglia's inviting cross.

However, their lead was short-lived as Carlos Bacca latched onto a pass from Luiz Adriano before firing into the bottom-right corner from the right-hand side of the box.

Despite the match promising so much early on, it didn't produce any more goals as the chances dried up. However, Milan did look most likely to find a second goal, with Bacca, Keisuke Honda, Giacomo Bonaventura and Adriano all going close to finding the back of the net.

There was a late for Lazio, though, as Filip Djordjevic picked up his second yellow card of the game with ten minutes remaining. The late sending off didn't have an impact on the result, though, as the Biancocelesti held on to claim all three points.