Napoli go top after thrashing Lazio
Napoli 4 - 1 Lazio

Napoli go top after thrashing Lazio

10/02/2018

Napoli came from behind to produce a stunning 4-1 victory against Lazio to storm back to the top of the Serie A table.

Juventus, who have won the league title over the last six campaigns, returned to the summit following Friday's 2-0 triumph at Fiorentina but a dominant second-half showing by Maurizio Sarri's side ensured the Bianconeri moved back into second, despite dropping just 10 points this season.

Netherlands international centre-back Stefan de Vrij fired the visitors in front with a powerful strike from close range following great work from striker Ciro Immobile. However, Napoli equalised two minutes before the break through Jose Callejon's composed finish after Jorginho found the Spaniard with a wonderful lofted pass.

The hosts moved ahead for the first time in the match when Lazio defender Wallace put the ball through his own goal nine minutes after the restart before Mario Rui's first goal in top-flight football moved Napoli further ahead moments later.

Dries Mertens added gloss to the scoreline with his 19th goal of the season in all competitions after Piotr Zielinski picked out the Belgium international to slot home and seal their eighth consecutive league win.

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