Napoli comes back and then ramps up: 1-6 at Sassuolo

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Sassuolo-Napoli 1-6

The penultimate match of the recovery of the 21st day of Serie A ended in a goleada. At the Mapei Stadium, in fact, Napoli overwhelmed Sassuolo with a net 1-6. After going into a disadvantage in the first minutes, the partenopei managed to overturn the match in a very short time and then to run rampant in the second half, giving Francesco Calzona his first success as coach of the azzurri.

The match for Napoli immediately went uphill, as Sassuolo took the lead in the 17th minute: Pedersen crossed for Pinamonti, who was anticipated by Traoré, but Racic ventured on the rebound and beat Meret with his first intention. The reaction of the guests, however, is not long in coming, because at 29' the match returns to parity: Di Lorenzo serves Anguissa, who frees Rrahmani with a backheel, who passes Consigli from a close position.

Two minutes later, Calzona’s men also found the go-ahead goal with Osimhen, who scored with an easy tap-in on an assist from Politano. Napoli’s forcing, did not subside and in the final minutes of the first half there'è also room for the third goal packaged once again by the two protagonists of the 1-2: the former Inter external player verticalizes for the Nigerian cge overcomes once again Consigli with a precise lob.

In the second half, Kvaratskhelia also took the lead, stealing the ball from Tressoldi on 47'and serving Victor Osimhen in the center, who sealed his personal hat trick and the momentary 1-4. After the assist also comes the personal joy for the Georgian outfielder: at 51' the left winger gets past Henrique and once again beats the Black and Green goalkeeper with a precise right-footed shot. After the pinwheel of changes there's also room for Napoli&#39s sixth goal: on the development of a corner Kvaratskhelia after a Volpato rebound manages to find his personal double and close the accounts.

Thanks to this success, the partenopei relaunched themselves in the Champions race, taking themselves to 40 points, just 8 points behind the fourth place occupied by Bologna. Sassuolo, on the other hand, remains in the midst of the relegation zone in 18th place with 20 points tied with Cagliari and Verona.

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