Posted: Thursday February 7, 2013 6:28 AM

Lazio hosts title rival Napoli in Serie A

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MILAN (AP) -Lazio hopes to arrests its slide and pass its bad fortune of late to fellow title-chaser Napoli when they meet in the Serie A on Saturday.

Napoli has won five and drawn one of its last six games to propel it to second-place, three points behind defending champion Juventus.

Lazio, which had been on an unbeaten run of 16 games in all competitions, has lost two straight league matches. Moreover, the capital side has lost key striker Miroslave Klose for around eight weeks after the German forward was injured on international duty.

Lazio snapped up free agent Louis Saha on Wednesday, and the former Manchester United striker says, "I'm here to help. I know it will be a difficult game, but I will give my best.''

Also on Saturday, Juventus hosts Fiorentina.

 
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