Napoli played out a disappointing Serie A draw away to Cagliari.

Mid-table Cagliari led within 10 minutes when Nene swept in under Pepe Reina but in the 19th minute Gonzalo Higuain equalised with a penalty after Goran Pandev was fouled in the box.

The visitors lost Reina, on loan from Liverpool, to what looked like a hamstring injury towards the end of the first half. The 31-year-old was making his return after two weeks on the sidelines.

Jose Callejon thought he had won the match for Rafael Benitez's Napoli with his shot from outside the box but referee Paolo Valeri was insistent that one of the Spaniard's offside team-mates in the box had got the final touch and disallowed it.

The result leaves Napoli seven points behind leaders Juventus and two off second-placed Roma, having played a game more than both.

Cagliari move up two places to 11th, overtaking AC Milan, who face Inter in Sunday's derby.

Saturday's other Serie A match saw Udinese beat Livorno 2-1. Nicolas Lopez gave them the lead before Luca Siligardi's equaliser. But Thomas Heurtaux's second-half strike took Udinese up to 10th and left Livorno third from bottom.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Cagliari

  • 25 Avramov
  • 14 Pisano Booked
  • 08 Avelar (Ekdal - 45' )
  • 05 Conti
  • 34 Del Fabro
  • 13 Astori
  • 21 Dessena
  • 07 Cossu (Ibraimi - 85' )
  • 09 Sau
  • 18 Miguel da Silva Booked (Pinilla - 14' )
  • 04 Nainggolan

Substitutes

  • 10 Ibraimi
  • 19 Oikonomou
  • 20 Ekdal
  • 22 Cabrera
  • 26 Adán
  • 29 Murru
  • 51 Pinilla

Napoli

  • 25 Reina (Barbosa - 48' )
  • 11 Maggio
  • 02 Réveillere
  • 85 Behrami Booked
  • 21 Fernández
  • 33 Albiol
  • 07 Callejón Booked
  • 20 Dzemaili
  • 09 Higuaín
  • 19 Pandev (Zapata - 82' )
  • 24 Insigne (Mertens - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Barbosa
  • 03 Uvini
  • 05 Britos
  • 14 Mertens
  • 15 Colombo
  • 22 Radosevic
  • 27 Armero
  • 88 Inler
  • 91 Zapata
Ref: Paolo Valeri

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 2

Corners

4 6

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cagliari 1, Napoli 1.

90:00 +1:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cagliari 1, Napoli 1.

90:00 +1:53

Foul by Valon Behrami (Napoli).

90:00 +1:53

Albin Ekdal (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:44

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Daniele Dessena.

90:00 +0:26

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:26

Foul by Daniele Dessena (Cagliari).

88:39

Attempt saved. Marco Sau (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mauricio Pinilla with a headed pass.

87:37

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

85:19

Attempt blocked. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Agim Ibraimi replaces Andrea Cossu.

82:11

Offside, Cagliari. Albin Ekdal tries a through ball, but Andrea Cossu is caught offside.

81:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Duván Zapata replaces Goran Pandev.

80:12

Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Francesco Pisano with a cross following a fast break.

78:42

Offside, Cagliari. Albin Ekdal tries a through ball, but Davide Astori is caught offside.

78:02

Hand ball by Anthony Réveillere (Napoli).

77:08

Valon Behrami (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:08

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari).

76:46

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:46

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari).

73:33 Booking

Booking Francesco Pisano (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:31

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:31

Foul by Francesco Pisano (Cagliari).

72:13

Offside, Napoli. José Callejón tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

71:46

Valon Behrami (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:46

Foul by Marco Sau (Cagliari).

70:49

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:49

Foul by Daniele Conti (Cagliari).

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

69:27

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

66:05

Offside, Cagliari. Daniele Conti tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.

65:31

Attempt missed. Daniele Conti (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andrea Cossu from a direct free kick.

64:38 Booking

Booking Valon Behrami (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:36

Foul by Valon Behrami (Napoli).

64:36

Albin Ekdal (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:46

Attempt blocked. Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

52:00

Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:00

Foul by Andrea Cossu (Cagliari).

50:42

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Goran Pandev.

48:16

Foul by Christian Maggio (Napoli).

48:16

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:38

Foul by Christian Maggio (Napoli).

47:38

Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:34

Hand ball by Valon Behrami (Napoli).

45:00

Second Half begins Cagliari 1, Napoli 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Albin Ekdal replaces Danilo Avelar.

45:00 +3:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cagliari 1, Napoli 1.

45:00 +3:21

Offside, Cagliari. Davide Astori tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.

45:00 +2:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Rafael Cabral replaces José Reina because of an injury.

45:00 +1:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:17

Delay in match José Reina (Napoli) because of an injury.

44:09

Offside, Cagliari. Davide Astori tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.

40:33 Booking

Booking José Callejón (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:30

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

40:30

Marco Sau (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:16

Foul by Federico Fernández (Napoli).

39:16

Marco Sau (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:24

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Daniele Conti.

38:10

Attempt missed. Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

37:59

Attempt blocked. Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:57

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

37:54

Attempt blocked. Goran Pandev (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blerim Dzemaili.

37:00

Federico Fernández (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:00

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari).

35:24

Foul by Federico Fernández (Napoli).

35:24

Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:27

Offside, Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla tries a through ball, but Marco Sau is caught offside.

29:39

Attempt saved. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:22

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Danilo Avelar.

27:47

Offside, Cagliari. Daniele Conti tries a through ball, but Andrea Cossu is caught offside.

24:28

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christian Maggio with a cross.

23:53

Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:53

Foul by Goran Pandev (Napoli).

23:32

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Davide Astori.

23:19

Attempt blocked. Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

22:26

Foul by Danilo Avelar (Cagliari).

22:26

Christian Maggio (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:42

Foul by Andrea Cossu (Cagliari).

21:42

Goran Pandev (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:08

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:08

Foul by Anthony Réveillere (Napoli).

19:54

Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

18:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cagliari 1, Napoli 1. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

18:00

Penalty conceded by Davide Astori (Cagliari) after a foul in the penalty area.

18:00

Penalty Napoli. Goran Pandev draws a foul in the penalty area.

16:25

Offside, Napoli. Goran Pandev tries a through ball, but Lorenzo Insigne is caught offside.

15:45

Attempt saved. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Dessena with a cross.

14:17

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Callejón.

13:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cagliari. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Nenê because of an injury.

12:17

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Davide Astori.

11:37

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Danilo Avelar.

10:27

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari).

10:27

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cagliari 1, Napoli 0. Nenê (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Davide Astori.

8:12

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

7:45

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

7:15

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

6:08

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari).

6:08

Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:38 Booking

Booking Nenê (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

4:23

Offside, Cagliari. Daniele Conti tries a through ball, but Nenê is caught offside.

4:03

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:03

Foul by Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli).

3:06

Attempt blocked. Danilo Avelar (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele Conti.

2:14

Nenê (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:14

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

0:17

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

0:17

Davide Astori (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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