Napoli win SPAL five-goal thriller
SPAL 2 - 3 Napoli

Napoli win SPAL five-goal thriller

24/09/2017

Faouzi Ghoulam fired a late winner as Napoli maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a 3-2 victory at SPAL.

Ghoulam drilled home Napoli's 83rd-minute winner after Federico Viviani's superb second-half free kick appeared to have earned minnows SPAL a surprise draw.

SPAL, promoted to the top-flight for the first time since 1968, took a shock 13th-minute lead through Pasquale Schiattarella's low shot, but the home side's lead was shortlived.

Lorenzo Insigne equalised for Napoli with a low finish a minute later and after spurning a string of second-half chances, Jose Callejon headed the visitors into a 71st-minute lead.

SPAL hit back through Viviani's free kick seven minutes later but left-back Ghoulam lashed home the winner from outside the box to seal Napoli's sixth straight league win.

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