Table-toppers Napoli recuperate to keep up excellent begin

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FLORENCE, Italy, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Napoli got here from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday, guaranteeing they continue to be the one facet in Europe’s prime 5 leagues with a 100% file this season.

The league leaders began sluggishly and have been punished within the twenty eighth minute as Lucas Martinez Quarta took benefit of some slack marking to fireplace Fiorentina right into a deserved lead.

The opener acted as a wake-up name for Napoli, with Hirving Lozano firing them stage 10 minutes later, following up after Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski had brilliantly saved Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty.

Victor Osimhen then virtually edged Napoli in entrance earlier than halftime with a spectacular overhead kick. However, the guests didn’t have to attend for much longer to finish the turnaround, with Amir Rrahmani giving them a 2-1 lead within the fiftieth minute.

Napoli had additional possibilities to make the win extra comfy, however noticed the sport out to safe a seventh success from seven Serie A matches and keep prime of the standings, 4 factors away from second-placed Inter Milan.

Fiorentina stay fifth following their third defeat of the season.

Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Ken Ferris

Soccer Football - Serie A - Fiorentina v Napoli - Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy - October 3, 2021  Napoli's Victor Osimhen shoots at goal REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Soccer Football - Serie A - Fiorentina v Napoli - Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy - October 3, 2021  Fiorentina's Lucas Martinez Quarta in action with Napoli's Victor Osimhen REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Soccer Football - Serie A - Fiorentina v Napoli - Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy - October 3, 2021  Napoli's Eljif Elmas in action with Fiorentina's Alvaro Odriozola REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini