Napoli logically won 3-0 on their home turf against Bologna on Thursday evening in the last match on the program for the 10th day of the Italian Championship, and retained the lead in the standings, tied on points with AC Milan.
The Neapolitans are still ahead only on goal difference (19 against 14) the Lombards, home winners of Torino (1-0) on Tuesday. Inter Milan, defending champions who won 2-0 at Empoli on Wednesday, are third at seven lengths.
Napoli and Milan (28 pts, 9 wins, 1 draw) are the last two teams still undefeated after ten days of Serie A.
Faced with Bologna, which remained on a home defeat against Milan (2-4) on October 23, Luciano Spalletti’s team – forced to follow the match from the stands due to a suspension – perfectly mastered its subject.
Spain’s international midfielder Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring in the 18th minute, with a curled left-footed strike in the top window of the goal guarded by Pole Lukasz Skorupski.
The Neapolitans took off just before half-time, thanks to a penalty awarded by referee Marco Serra after watching the VAR, for a hand fault by Chilean defender Gary Medel in front of former Lille Victor Osimhen . A penalty transformed into force by Lorenzo Insigne (2-0, 41st).
The European champion striker then scored twice in the second half, again on a penalty transformed into force, and still whistled for a foul on Osimhen (3-0, 62nd). Insigne is now four goals this season in the league.