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Naples dreams and tries to escape rivals after Higuain double

Napoli sogna e prova la fuga  Higuain da sballo: doppietta

Naples goes to sleep with four points ahead of Inter and five of Juve. It’s not a real escape, but the title race continues with the leaders defeating 3-1 Sassuolo, nice but unremarkable, just a confirmation of their merituous current position in the standings. Also on the usually  – Higuain marking the fifth one-two in the last seven games by completing the comeback of the blues started by Callejon after the Falcinelli opening.

Amazing start for the guests: Samson takes the ball in the second minute to an uncertain Hysaj and Albiol turns him down. Clear penalty and Falcinelli transforms it safely. Higuain fires blanks at 10 ‘ on an assist by Insigne, he launched a counterattack by Hamsik. It is the first sign of life of Naples. Shortly after Di Francesco has replaced Missiroli (muscle injury). The tension is in the air and goes away thanks to Callejon, first league goal, who heads a cross from Insigne, in turn well supported by Hamsik. The game is lively, Sassuolo is seen again by Reina with the usual Samson upfront and in 25 ‘ Reina has a nice parade.  In the 42 ‘ Higuain makes Sassuolo pay the fee. Hamsik  and find Pipita in the center of the box and the Argentine striker has his nineteenth goal.

Lively match until the end

The second  starts and Sassuolo is alive and well and Samson appears full of inspiration. Both teams went for the goal and there were some great opportunities at both end. Finally, after 93 minutes another pearl (the twentieth) of Pipita: assist Callejon. It’s 3-1: ultimate thrill of a great race that has the flavor of confirmation for Napoli as leaders and Sassuolo as the Serie A revelation.

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