Napoli waved goodbye to their unbeaten record across all competitions as they beat Fiorentina following the loss to Spartak Moscow midweek. Through the first half, Luciano Spalletti’s men found themselves behind midway once again as Fiorentina’s Lucas Martínez Quarta’s hit the ball into the back of the net to take the lead.
However, when Napoli was given an opportunity to equalize the home side’s match score joy was soon squashed but Lorenzo Insigne was unable to convert the penalty with Bartłomiej Drągowski producing a fine double save to deny the 30-year-old. Yet, the Polish goalkeeper was unable to respond to the attempt of Hirving Lozano, who fired the equalizer just moments later.
Later on, as the second half approached, Piotr Zieliński lofted a perfectly weighted cross into the rival’s penalty area, for Amir Rrahmani to run onto and glance beyond an outstretched Drągowski, crushing the hosts’ chances of snatching the result. Napoli won all seven of their opening Serie A matches only twice in their history, with this iteration of the achievement stretching their lead at the top of the table to four points over reigning champions Inter Milan.
Watch football highlights of the Serie A match as Napoli beat Fiorentina in a match away from home. Take a look at Serie A results of other matches played on same night.
AS Roma – Empoli 2:0
Goals: Pellegrini 42’, Mkhitaryan 48’
Fiorentina – Napoli 1:2
Goals: Martinez Quarta 28’ – Lozano 39’, Rrahmani 50’
Sampdoria – Udinese 3:3
Goals: Stryger Larsen 24’ (o.g), Quagliarella 48’, Candreva 69’ – Pereyra 15’, Beto 43’, Forestieri 82’
Verona – Spezia 4:0
Goals: Simeone 4’, Faraoni 15’, Caprari 42’, Bessa 71’
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