Dries Mertens and Napoli took full advantage of AC Milan’s defeat to take a three-point lead at the end of their Serie A Round 14 closing match on Sunday night. The Neapolitans won 4-0 against Lazio thanks, in particular, to a double from their number 14 (10th and 29th). They now occupy first place alone with 35 points.
The match started off with a bang for Napoli who opened the scoring in the 7th minute of play by Piotr Zielinski (1-0), imitated three minutes later by Dries Mertens on an offering from Lorenzo Insigne (10th, 2-0 ). The pocket striker was not to be outdone and would score his third league goal since returning from injury thanks to a assist from Hirving Lozano. The top scorer in the history of Napoli took the flat right foot in a time outside the rectangle and scored a superb goal that would lodge in the ceiling of the goalkeeper of Lazio (29th, 3-0). Luciano Spalletti decided to blow off the former PSV player shortly after the hour mark and replaced him with Andrea Petagna in the 64th minute. It is from the bench that the Red Devil witnessed the fourth achievement of his own, signed Fabian Ruiz (85th, 4-0).