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Serie A: Lorenzo Insigne scores two as Napoli crush Fiorentina 6-0

Napoli moved third, three points behind Inter Milan and six back of league leader AC Milan.

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Milan Updated on: January 17, 2021 23:01 IST
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Lorenzo Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne scored two and set up another as a stunning first-half performance saw Napoli blow Fiorentina away, winning 6-0 to move into the top four in Serie A on Sunday.

Napoli moved third, three points behind Inter Milan and six back of league leader AC Milan.

The Milan teams still have to play this weekend but have played the same number of matches as Napoli. Inter welcomes nine-time champion Juventus later in the headline match of the weekend.

If Antonio Conte beats his former team, Inter would move top on goal difference ahead of Milan’s match at Cagliari on Monday.

In Naples, Gennaro Gattuso’s team got off to a brilliant start as Insigne scored in the fifth minute.

Fiorentina had chances and hit the crossbar but Napoli was clinical with its opportunities.

Diego Demme doubled Napoli’s lead in the 36th following a classic counterattack and Insigne set up Hirving Lozano for the third two minutes later. The match was all but over when Piotr Zieliński added another on the stroke of halftime.

Insigne doubled his tally with a second-half penalty after Tiémoué Bakayoko was tripped by Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli.

Substitute Matteo Politano capped a dominating Napoli performance in the final minute.

CROTONE SURPRISE

Simy scored twice as bottom-of-the-table Crotone surprisingly beat Benevento 4-1 for only its third win of the season.

Crotone, which had only scored 16 goals in its previous 17 league matches, remained bottom, however, two points from safety.

Filip Đuričić converted a stoppage-time penalty for Sassuolo to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Parma, which would have moved out of the drop zone with a win.

Atalanta was playing later, at home to relegation-threatened Genoa.

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