Soccer-Napoli salvage 2-2 draw at Genoa

Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa v Napoli - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - September 16, 2023 Napoli's Stanislav Lobotka in action with Genoa's Morten Frendrup REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) - Second-half goals by Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano helped champions Napoli come from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw at promoted Genoa in Serie A on Saturday.

Defender Mattia Bani gave Genoa the lead in the 40th minute, sending the ball into the roof of the net following a corner, before Italy forward Mateo Retegui added the second for the hosts after the break.

Raspadori gave Napoli hope of a comeback when he narrowed the deficit with a shot into the top corner and Politano levelled with a close-range volley six minutes from time.

Napoli provisionally moved up to fifth in the standings with seven points from four games while Genoa, on four points, are 12th.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)

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