Serie A | PLAYER RATINGS: Napoli 6-1 Sassuolo

Napoli ran riot against a hopeless Sassuolo side as Luciano Spalletti’s men put half-a-dozen goals past Andrea Consigli to return to the winning ways in Serie A.

Going into the game on Saturday, Napoli hadn’t won one match out of their last three league fixtures. The Partenopei, being the hosts, needed a strong reaction but very few would have expected to witness the shower of goals that the game eventually presented to its spectators. 

Within the first twenty minutes of the game, the home side was 4-0 up on the scoreline. Thumping headers from Kalidou Koulibaly and Victor Osimhen opened up the show. Hirving Lozano and Dries Mertens followed suit in the blink of an eye. Napoli never let Sassuolo settle with their highly-efficient counter-attacks, with the hosts finishing the first half with a 4-0 lead.

In the second half, Napoli aggravated the situation for Sassuolo as the Belgian star completed the brace in the 54th-minute of the game. Amir Rrahmani carved his name on the scoresheet with a striker-esque finish. In the act of consolation, Maxime Lopez got one back for the visitors. The game ended with a 6-1 scoreline.

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina (6.5); Di Lorenzo (7.5), Rrahmani (8), Koulibaly (8), Mario Rui (7.5); Anguissa (7.5), Fabian Ruiz (7); Lozano (8), Mertens (8.5), Insigne (8); Osimhen (8)

Substitutes: Politano (6.5), Elmas (5.5), Demme (5), Zanoli (N/A), Ghoulam (N/A)

Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli (4.5); Muldur (5), Chiriches (3), Ferrari (4.5), Rogerio (5); Frattesi (5.5), Maxime Lopez (4.5); Berardi (5), Raspadori (5.5), Djuricic (N/A); Scamacca (5)

Substitutes: Henrique (5.5), Ayhan (5), Defrel (5), Magnanelli (5) 

Jyotirmoy Halder

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