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Mazzarri looks for Napoli lift

27 August 2012 13:44

Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri was not overly convinced following his side's opening 3-0 victory at Palermo.

The Champions League hopefuls began the Serie A season with success at Stadio Renzo Barbera on Sunday courtesy of goals from Marek Hamsik, Christian Maggio and Edinson Cavani.

However, Mazzarri, who took charge of the match after his touchline ban for misconduct during the club's 4-2 Supercoppa defeat was overturned, felt Napoli did not put the game beyond doubt earlier enough.

"After our first goal there was a moment when we risked the equaliser," he said.

"We wasted too much in attack in that first part of the match and we also had some bad luck.

"It seemed a jinxed game because we wasted Cavani's chance and other chances to score and it seemed the ball didn't want to enter the net.

"But at the end we played a great match and I think it's thanks to us, Palermo didn't manage to express themselves as they will surely do in the future and as they did in the friendly games before the beginning of the season."

Napoli plays host to Fiorentina in the second round of Serie A action on Sunday.

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +24 31
2 12 +14 28
3 12 +8 22
4 12 +6 21
5 12 +4 20
6 12 +5 19
7 12 +4 18
8 12 +0 18
9 12 +3 17
10 12 +1 16
11 12 -4 15
12 12 -6 14
13 12 -6 14
14 12 -5 13
15 12 -6 12
16 12 +0 11
17 12 -8 10
18 12 -8 9
19 12 -10 8
20 12 -16 6

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