Seventh heaven for Napoli, Milan win too

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·3-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Napoli have came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Fiorentina in Serie A, ensuring they remain the only side in Europe's top five leagues with a 100 per cent record this season.

Hirving Lozano and Amir Rrahmani got the goals for the visitors after Lucas Martinez Quarta had given the hosts the lead.

Napoli have won their first seven league matches of a top-flight campaign for just the second time to top the standings - two points clear of AC Milan who won 3-2 at Atalanta.

Yet that was still not enough to please coach Luciano Spalletti.

"We still need to improve, to see out results after battling to be in front," he told DAZN.

"This (margin of) victory is small and there was a chance to do better.

"Some players are still not fully fit. Playing every three days is not easy. We still have a lot to do."

Napoli went behind to La Viola in the 28th minute as a corner was knocked back across goal by Dusan Vlahovic and Martinez Quarta acrobatically volleyed it into the back of the net.

Martinez Quarta swiftly went from hero to villain as he bundled over Victor Osimhen for a penalty.

Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski did brilliantly to parry Lorenzo Insigne's spot kick and then get up and push the rebound away from the on-rushing Napoli captain but Lozano fired in the loose ball.

Napoli took the lead five minutes into the second half when Rrahmani headed a free kick into the bottom right corner.

Milan got off to the best possible start at the home of one of their main rivals as they took the lead after just 28 seconds.

Davide Calabria ran onto Theo Hernandez's through ball and, although Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso managed to parry his first attempt, the Milan defender slotted home the rebound.

Sandro Tonali doubled the visitors' lead two minutes from halftime after robbing the ball from Atalanta midfielder Remo Freuler.

Milan all but secured a valuable win when Rafael Leao added a third with 12 minutes remaining, although it turned out to be a nervy finale for the Rossoneri.

Duvan Zapata converted a penalty four minutes from time after a handball by substitute Junior Messias, shortly after coming on for his Milan debut.

Mario Pasalic netted in stoppage time as Atalanta threatened an incredible comeback but ultimately came up short.

Lorenzo Pellegrini marked his new contract by helping Roma beat Empoli 2-0.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan set up the opener for Pellegrini three minutes from halftime and got on the scoresheet himself three minutes after the break, when he fired in the rebound after Tammy Abraham's effort came off the crossbar.

Roma remained fourth, six points behind Napoli.

Meanwhile, Musa Barrow scored one and created the other two goals as Bologna surprised Lazio 3-0, Sampdoria and Udinese played out an exciting 3-3 draw while Verona crushed 10-man Spezia 4-0.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting