SSC Napoli became became the fourth Serie A side in history to achieve 50 points after 19 games, thanks to goals from Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Victor Osimhen in a 2-0 win against Salernitana.
As a result, I Granata were keen to establish some consistency in this mismatched Campania Derby, and duly began with a strong early set-up, but Napolis top scorer Osimhen quickly demonstrated his offensive danger with a low shot that pushed Guillermo Ochoa into a reflex save.
Krzysztof Pitek responded by driving into the Napoli penalty area and drilling a powerful shot into the bottom corner, which Alex Meret pushed beyond the post. However, the opportunity provided Napoli impetus before halftime, and they eventually seized the lead when Frank Anguissa’s cutback found Di Lorenzo, who hammered high past Ochoa for his first Serie A goal since November 2021.
Eljif Elmascurling’s effort bounced off the post straight to Osimhen, who tapped in from close range to make it a fourth goalscoring league match in five and put himself four goals clear of the league’s scoring leaders.
Nicola would not return, and Salernitana’s greatest opportunity of a consolation came with ten minutes remaining, when Piteks shot was turned onto the post by Meret.