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Napoli Start With Impressive 3-1 Win

Napoli coasted to a 3-1 opening-weekend win at Verona, hitting their Serie A stride with precious little fuss or trouble on the road.

Arkadiusz Milik and Faouzi Ghoulam found the net as Napoli eased to victory, after Samuel Souprayen’s own goal set the visitors on course.

Giampolo Pazzini converted a late penalty for Verona after Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj was sent off, but the hosts still eased to the win.

The hosts were in trouble just after the half-hour, when Souprayen put through his own net to gift Napoli early control.

Napoli quickly doubled their lead thanks to a rapid counter-attack.

Lorenzo Insigne played in Milik and the Poland striker fired home to cap a flowing break.

Napoli took that 2-0 cushion into the half-time break and then eased out the second-half largely under precious little duress.

Ghoulam blasted home the third just past the hour to kill the contest.

Verona managed to scramble a consolation however, after Elseid Hysaj upended Alex Ferrari for a penalty.

Hysaj was sent off and Pazzini converted the spot-kick, but in reality all Verona’s late goal did was gloss the scoreline.

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