Napoli stretch Serie A lead with win at Salernitana
Napoli extended their lead at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win at Salernitana.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo opened the scoring for the visitors in first-half injury time, Victor Osimhen adding a second just after the break.
The win puts Napoli 12 points clear of second-placed AC Milan as they chase their first Serie A title in 33 years.
𝗙𝗧@en_sscnapoli wins for the third time in a row and for the 14th time in the last 15 games 📈📈📈 #SalernitanaNapoli pic.twitter.com/B8e42T2ubR
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) January 21, 2023
In the day’s other games, Verona gave their survivor a boost with a 2-0 win over Lecce, while Torino recorded a 1-0 win at Fiorentina.
In Germany, Freiburg failed dramatically in their attempt to close the gap on leaders Bayern Munich after a 6-0 loss to Wolfsburg.
Bayern drew 1-1 with RB Leipzig on Friday night but Freiburg – who had the opportunity to move within two points of the lead – were within a minute a goal behind after an early goal from Patrick Wimmer.
Wolfsburg celebrated an impressive 6-0 win over Freiburg (Swen Pfoertner/AP)
Jonas Wind then scored a brace, with Yannick Gerhardt, Ridle Baku and Luca Waldschmidt adding to Wolfsburg’s impressive second-half tally.
Frankfurt took advantage of Freiburg’s fall to move into second place after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Schalke.
Jesper Lindstrom opened the scoring for the hosts after 21 minutes, while Rafael Borre and Aurelio Buta perfected Frankfurt’s win in the closing stages.
Steffen Tigges and Ellyes Skhiri both scored in Cologne’s 7-1 win over Werder Bremen, while Danilho Doekhi scored twice as Union Berlin joined Frankfurt and Freiburg on 30 points after a 3-1 comeback win over Hoffenheim.
What an achievement, what a victory! 🔴⚪___🐐 7:1 🐟 #KOESVW #effzeh pic.twitter.com/N2CAD93MZg
— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_de) January 21, 2023
Stuttgart and Mainz drew 1-1, Philipp Hofmann scored twice, Bochum beat Hertha BSC 3-1.
In Spain, Atletico Madrid scored three goals in 10 minutes of the first half to secure a 3-0 home win over Real Valladolid.
Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Hermoso have all fired fourth-placed Atlético to their second win in seven LaLiga games.
Antoine Griezmann celebrates after his team’s 3-0 win (Manu Fernandez/AP)
Real Sociedad’s Alexander Sorloth and Ander Barrenetxea both scored in the 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano.
The win puts Sociedad level on points with second-placed Real Madrid and three behind leaders Barcelona, having played two more games.
Elsewhere in Spain, Martin Braithwaite scored the only goal in Espanyol’s 1-0 win over Real Betis, while Ivan Rakitic scored an 89th-minute penalty as Sevilla beat Cadiz.