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Insigne’s late strike gives second-placed Napoli win over Cagliari

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Lorenzo Insigne’s 98th-minute penalty helped Napoli secure second place in Serie A with a 2-1 home win over Cagliari on Sunday.

Leonardo Pavoletti had put the Sardinian side in front in the second half but Dries Mertens’ header for Napoli five minutes from time levelled the scores before Insigne converted the late winner from the spot.

The result means Carlo Ancelotti’s side are assured of runners-up spot for a second consecutive season as they moved to 73 points, 10 clear of Inter Milan in third with three rounds of matches remaining.

Cagliari remain in 12th place with 40 points, eight clear of the relegation zone and two behind SPAL and Sassuolo.

REUTERS/Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Ken Ferris

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