Salernitana 0-2 Napoli: Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Victor Osimhen goals win it for Serie A leaders


Salernitana 0-2 Napoli: Luciano Spalletti’s side go 12 points clear at the top of Serie A thanks to goals by Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Victor Osimhen

  • Giovanni Di Lorenzo opened the scoring with a close-range powerful strike 
  • Victor Osimhen scored 13th league goal of the season three minutes after break
  • League leaders Napoli have now hit the 50 point mark at the halfway point 

Serie A leaders Napoli bounced back from its Italian Cup elimination with a 2-0 win at regional rival Salernitana on Saturday.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Victor Osimhen scored either side of halftime as Napoli moved 12 points clear of defending champion AC Milan ahead of the Rossoneri’s game at Lazio on Tuesday.

Napoli lost a penalty shootout to Cremonese, which is last in Serie A, in the Italian Cup on Tuesday.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo opened the scoring with a powerful close-range goal before half-time  

Victor Osimhen scored his 13th Serie A goal of the season three minutes after the break

Victor Osimhen scored his 13th Serie A goal of the season three minutes after the break 

Di Lorenzo scored off the underside of the crossbar in first-half added time and Osimhen knocked in a rebound three minutes after the break.

Osimhen tops the league with 13 goals in 16 appearances.

Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret preserved the clean sheet by pushing a shot from Krzysztof Piatek off the post seven minutes from time.

Salernitana had a wild week including an 8-2 rout by Atalanta last weekend, firing coach Davide Nicola on Monday and rehiring him on Wednesday.

Also, Hellas Verona beat Lecce 2-0, while Fiorentina hosted Torino late.

Luciano Spalletti's Napoli are now 12 point clear at the top following Saturday's victory

Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli are now 12 point clear at the top following Saturday’s victory 

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