Napoli extend winning streak, Lazio with easy win, Udinese streak ends

  • Napoli claim 11 straight wins
  • Lazio keep six consecutive clean sheets
  • End of the league unbeaten Udinese

Oct 23 (Reuters) – Napoli continued their winning streak as Victor Osimhen’s late goal secured them a 1-0 victory at AS Roma, meaning Luciano Spalletti’s men now have a three-point lead points lead in Serie A over holders AC Milan.

Osimhen secured the win for Napoli 10 minutes before full time when he stole the ball from a sharp angle, a repeat of the previous game when he scored the decisive goal against Bologna late in the second half.

Napoli have now won 11 games in a row in all competitions for the second time in their history since 1929-30.

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Lazio had no trouble securing a comfortable 2-0 win at Atalanta on Sunday with goals from Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson lifting the team to third place, home coach Gian Piero Gasperini claims that his team deserved defeat.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have now gone six games without conceding in the league – the last time they were violated was on September 3 in their 2-1 home loss to Napoli.

Udinese’s unbeaten run in the league ended with a shocking 2-1 loss at home to Torino, but coach Andrea Sottil viewed the defeat with a positive eye.

“Whoever wins is right but this setback should not let us down. When the fans cheer at the end of the match, it means they praise the performance and that we have seen a team give their all on the pitch”, a- he declared.

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored twice and provided an assist in their 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Five minutes into stoppage time, Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured victory for the visitors by scoring from a failed clearance by defender Lorenzo Venuti.

Two goals from Milan midfielder Brahim Diaz helped the hosts to a comfortable 4-1 win over promoted Serie A side Monza at the San Siro also on Saturday.

Juventus thrashed Empoli 4-0 at the Allianz Stadium on Friday as Massimiliano Allegri’s side won back-to-back Serie A games for the first time this season.

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Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk Editing by Christian Radnedge

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