Italian Serie A
Napoli3Cagliari0

Napoli 3-0 Cagliari

Marek Hamsik
Marek Hamsik needs two more goals to stand alone as Napoli's all-time top scorer

Napoli became the first team in Serie A history to win their opening seven games while scoring 25 goals as they beat Cagliari.

Marek Hamsik put them ahead from six yards out - his 114th goal for Napoli, only one behind Diego Maradona's club record.

Dries Mertens doubled their lead with a penalty and Kalidou Koulibaly scored a third from a tight angle.

Juventus can join them on 21 points if they beat Atalanta away at 19:45 BST.

Roma won a record 10 successive games at the start of 2013-14 but scored only 20 goals in their first seven. They finished the season 17 points behind champions Juventus.

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 23Hysaj
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31GhoulamSubstituted forMário Ruiat 87'minutes
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forOunasat 78'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17Hamsik
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forRogat 71'minutes
  • 14Mertens
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 11Maggio
  • 15Giaccherini
  • 18do Nascimento
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 30Rog
  • 37Ounas
  • 42Diawara

Cagliari

  • 28Cragno
  • 20Padoin
  • 13Romagna
  • 3Andreolli
  • 24Capuano
  • 21Ionita
  • 8CigariniSubstituted forDeiolaat 56'minutes
  • 18Barella
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 30PavolettiSubstituted forFariasat 66'minutes
  • 25SauSubstituted forDessenaat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dessena
  • 9Giannetti
  • 12Miangue
  • 16Faragò
  • 17Farias
  • 26Crosta
  • 27Deiola
  • 29Daga
  • 34Molberg
Referee:
Rosario Abisso
Attendance:
42,813

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home25
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 3, Cagliari 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 3, Cagliari 0.

Attempt missed. Adam Ounas (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mário Rui.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Mário Rui replaces Faouzi Ghoulam because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Ounas.

Foul by Marko Rog (Napoli).

Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alessandro Deiola (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Diego Farias (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele Dessena.

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alessandro Deiola (Cagliari).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nicolò Barella (Cagliari) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Adam Ounas replaces Allan.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Marco Andreolli.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Albiol (Napoli) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam with a cross.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Marco Capuano.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces José Callejón.

Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by João Pedro (Cagliari).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Diego Farias replaces Leonardo Pavoletti.

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniele Dessena (Cagliari).

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Kalidou Koulibaly.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Filippo Romagna.

Attempt blocked. Dries Mertens (Napoli) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Attempt missed. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

João Pedro (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Alessandro Deiola replaces Luca Cigarini.

Foul by Jorginho (Napoli).

Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Alessio Cragno.

Attempt saved. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Filippo Romagna.

Attempt blocked. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st October 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli77002552021
2Juventus76102051519
3Inter Milan76101431119
4Lazio75111991016
5Roma65011441015
6Torino73311211112
7AC Milan74031010012
8Sampdoria632188011
9Chievo732299011
10Bologna732267-111
11Atalanta7232121029
12Fiorentina7214101007
13Udinese72051213-16
14Cagliari7205411-76
15SPAL7124612-65
16Crotone7124412-85
17Sassuolo7115415-114
18Hellas Verona7034316-133
19Genoa7025511-62
20Benevento7007218-160
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