Napoli beat Salernitana to extend lead atop Serie A
Napoli players celebrate after the match.Reuters

Napoli beat Salernitana to extend lead atop Serie A

Kalidou Koulibaly was also sent off in the 76th minute, as both sides ended the game with 10 men apiece.

Napoli secured a slender 1-0 win over Salernitana to extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table.

Luciano Spalleti's side entered the game level on points with second-placed AC Milan albeit seeking their first-ever victory over Salernitana.

They have played two draws in the two derbies played so far, in the 1947/48 season.

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen who has been on hot form for the Naples team missed the away fixture after reportedly suffering a muscle strain in his right gastrocnemius during warmup.

The tie proved to be a tough one for the Naples team as they were held for one hour by the hosts.

Napoli found the breakthrough in the 61st minute through midfielder, Piotr Zieliński.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men eight minutes later when Grigoris Kastanos received a red card.

Kalidou Koulibaly was also sent off in the 76th minute, as both sides ended the game with 10 men apiece.

Napoli go three points clear of AC Milan who face Jose Mourinho's AS Roma on Sunday night.

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