Serie A: Napoli recovers to win 2-1 at Fiorentina, maintains perfect start

Napoli came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Fiorentina on Sunday, ensuring it remains the only side in Europe's top five leagues with a 100 per cent record this season.

Napoli players celebrate after beating Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday to maintain the perfect start to the season.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Napoli came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday, ensuring it remains the only side in Europe's top five leagues with a 100 per cent record this season.

The league leader started sluggishly and was punished in the 28th minute as Lucas Martinez Quarta took advantage of some slack marking to fire Fiorentina into a deserved lead.

The opener acted as a wake-up call for Napoli with Hirving Lozano firing it level 10 minutes later, following up after goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski had brilliantly saved Lorenzo Insigne's penalty.

Victor Osimhen then almost edged Napoli in front before halftime with a spectacular overhead kick. However, the visitor did not have to wait much longer to complete the turnaround, with Amir Rrahmani giving it a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute.

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Napoli had chances to extend its advantage but saw the game out to secure a seventh straight win and stay top, two points clear of second-placed AC Milan, who beat Atalanta 3-2.

Fiorentina remains fifth after its third defeat of the season.

It is only the second time in Napoli's history that it has won its opening seven matches of a Serie A campaign, but that was still not enough to please coach Luciano Spalletti.

"We still need to improve, to see out results after battling to be in front," he told DAZN.

"This (margin of) victory is small and there was a chance to do better. Some players are still not fully fit. Playing every three days is not easy. We still have a lot to do."

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