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Duvan Zapata on target to secure Napoli late point

A goal by Colombian striker Duvan Zapata in time added on rescued a 1-1 draw for 10-man Napoli against Sampdoria on Monday and was enough to see them return to third in Serie A.

Duvan Zapata on target to secure Napoli late point

Rome: A goal by Colombian striker Duvan Zapata in time added on rescued a 1-1 draw for 10-man Napoli against Sampdoria on Monday and was enough to see them return to third in Serie A.

Zapata`s goal -- after Eder had given the hosts the lead in the 57th minute -- extended his side`s unbeaten run to 10 games in the league.

However, while they moved above Sampdoria`s city rivals Genoa, on goal difference, they are nine points adrift of leaders Juventus and six off second-placed AS Roma.

Rafael Benitez`s side looked to have lost all hope of getting something from the match when French defender Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 85th minute.

However, Zapata thought otherwise and he escaped the attention of Djamel Mesbah in the second minute of time added on to score with a diving header.

Despite the late goal Sampdoria, coached by Serbian Sinisa Mihajlovic who played for them for four years in the 1990`s, have still lost just once this season, through a last minute penalty against Inter Milan.
 

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