Napoli held at second-bottom Catania

ROME - Napoli's impressive form under new coach Walter Mazzarri appeared to fizzle out on Saturday when they were held 0-0 at second-from-bottom Catania in Serie A.

Napoli showed none of the fury that had enabled them to come from behind to beat Juventus 3-2 last weekend, their third win in four games after Mazzarri replaced Roberto Donadoni.

The Sicilians were more enterprising and Japanese forward Takayuki Morimoto missed a glorious opportunity before the break when he blasted at the keeper from short range with the goal gaping.

Napoli have 18 points and are joint fifth with Fiorentina, who visit Udinese on Sunday, 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan.