Two goals from Victor Osimhen helped Napoli climb to second in the Serie A standings after a comprehensive 4-1 win at Spezia on Saturday.
Piotr Zielinski’s fine finish in the 15th minute set the visitors on their way to victory, before Nigerian Osimhen took his tally to five goals in his last four league games with a double before halftime.
Substitute Roberto Piccoli’s goal in the 64th minute did give the hosts hope of mounting a comeback, but Hirving Lozano put the seal on a third win in the last four league games for Napoli 11 minutes from time.
Napoli took a huge victory to jump from fifth to second in Serie A with three games left
Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace as Napoli cruised to a 3-0 lead before the break
Their Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring after just 15 minutes
Gennaro Gattuso’s side climbed from fifth up to second on 70 points from 35 games, one point ahead of Atalanta, champions Juventus and AC Milan, who are all in action on Sunday.
Atalanta face Parma, while Juventus face AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium.
Spezia remained in relegation trouble, three points above the bottom three having played one game more than their rivals.
Osimhen made it ten goals for Napoli in the league this season with his first-half brace
Gattuso’s side jump Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan who are all set to play on Sunday
With Juventus set to play Milan, Napoli will still be in the top-four by the end of the weekend