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Football: Benitez hoping Cavani stays at Napoli

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez said he hopes that in-demand Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani will stay with the Serie A runners-up, as the Spaniard was officially presented to the media on Friday. "I spoke with Cavani, he's a very good player and very important for us. He is with us, (although) he is doing his work in another tournament at the moment, I hope to see him here," Benitez said, referring to Cavani's participation at the Confederations Cup with Uruguay in Brazil. "We are waiting to see what he decides," added the Spaniard.

Football: Cavani hat-trick takes Napoli tally to 101

Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Inter Milan to take his goal tally to 101 in a Napoli shirt and reinforce second place in Italy's Serie A on Sunday. Juventus earlier secured their 29th title with a 1-0 win over Palermo which guaranteed the Turin giants a place in next season's Champions League for the second consecutive season. Napoli, meanwhile, appear about to follow in the Bianconeri's footsteps after a 21st win of the season which restored their seven-point lead over AC Milan, who are third place three games remaining.

Football: Napoli to meet delayed Cavani in Turin: Mazzarri

Coach Walter Mazzarri said he expects to see star striker Edinson Cavani meet up with Napoli in Turin after the Uruguayan was delayed in returning to Naples from World Cup qualifying commitments. Cavani was among several Italy-based Uruguayans, including Alvaro Pereira and Walter Gargano of Inter, left racing to get back for Serie A action after a malfunction delayed their return flight following a 2-0 defeat to Chile on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Misfiring Cavani draws another blank as Napoli lose ground

* No luck for Cavani as Napoli falter * Spectacular strikes lift Lazio (Adds details, quotes) MILAN, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Serie A's top marksman Edinson Cavani failed to score for the fourth league game in a row as fading Napoli lost further ground on leaders Juventus with a goalless draw at Udinese on Monday. Lazio dislodged AC Milan and moved into third place thanks to two spectacular long-range goals in a 2-0 win over lowly Pescara.

Cavani still dreaming of Napoli title

Napoli fans can rejoice knowing Edinson Cavani will still be spearheading their attack.
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