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Napoli 2-0 Empoli: Spalletti's side extend their lead in Serie A

Napoli 2-0 Empoli: Serie A leaders extend unbeaten start to the season to FOURTEEN matches thanks to Hirving Lozano’s penalty and Piotr Zielinski’s late strike

  • Napoli extended their lead at the top of the Serie A table after beating Empoli
  • The hosts took the lead in the second-half thanks to Hirving Lozano’s spot-kick 
  • Luciano Spalletti’s side were given the penalty after Victor Osimhen was fouled 

Serie A leaders Napoli extended their Serie A winning streak to 10 games on Tuesday when they beat visitors Empoli 2-0 thanks to a goal and an assist from substitute Hirving Lozano.

The sides were locked at 0-0 at half-time, with the hosts dominating the first 45 minutes, while Empoli never came close to any real chances.

Napoli finally broke the deadlock when Lozano converted a penalty in the 70th minute after Empoli midfielder Razvan Marin tripped Victor Osimhen inside the box.

Hirving Lozano celebrates his spot-kick that gave Napoli all three points in the evening

The Mexican tucked away the penalty to notch his third goal of the Serie A campaign

Piotr Zielinski celebrates doubling Napoli’s lead with just a few minutes remaining

Empoli’s luck had clearly run out when Sebastiano Luperto was sent off after picking up a second yellow card for tripping Lozano in the 74th minute.

Lozano then crossed for Piotr Zielinski, who found the net with one touch in the 88th minute.

Napoli top the table with 38 points after 14 games, nine ahead of AC Milan, who play at Cremonese later on Tuesday.

Tottenham loanee Tanguy Ndombele fires a shot away during their Tuesday night encounter




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