Italian Serie A
Bologna1Napoli7

Bologna 1-7 Napoli

Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik
Napoli's three goalscorers - Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik - made history

Marek Hamsik and Dries Mertens scored hat-tricks against Bologna in what was Napoli's biggest-ever Serie A away win.

Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne made it 2-0, before the visitors' keeper Pepe Reina saved a Mattia Destro penalty.

Napoli's Jose Callejon and Bologna's Adam Masina were sent off in quick succession, with Mertens scoring twice before half-time, either side of a Vasilis Torosidis goal for Bologna.

Two second-half goals from Hamsik followed, before Mertens struck again.

Bologna
Bologna's English language Twitter account tried to maintain a sense of humour as the goals kept on coming

Hamsik's hat-trick, which began with a beautifully placed header in the fourth minute, was rounded off with a spectacular 25-yard curler. It took him above Attila Sallustro into second place on Napoli's all-time scoring list, on 109 goals, behind only Argentine great Diego Maradona, with 115.

Mertens, meanwhile, began his treble with a free-kick awarded after he was brought down by Masina, who was harshly sent off for a professional foul.

Two clinical finishes completed the Belgium international's third Serie A hat-trick of the season.

His previous two came in successive games against Cagliari and Torino in December - when he made history as the first player to score three or more goals in consecutive Serie A fixtures since 1974.

Napoli's win moves them up to second place, three points behind leaders Juventus, who host Inter Milan on Sunday (19:45 GMT), and one ahead of Roma, who are at home to Fiorentina on Tuesday.

Marek Hamsik
Marek Hamsik had scored just once in his six previous Serie A appearances
Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne raced clear on to Piotr Zielinski's through pass to put Napoli 2-0 up with only six minutes gone
Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens' first goal, which made it 3-0, came from a free-kick

Line-ups

Bologna

  • 83MiranteSubstituted forDa Costaat 80'minutes
  • 35Torosidis
  • 2Oikonomou
  • 20MaiettaBooked at 61mins
  • 25MasinaBooked at 32mins
  • 5PulgarBooked at 11mins
  • 16Nagy
  • 31Dzemaili
  • 22RizzoSubstituted forVerdiat 45'minutes
  • 10DestroSubstituted forPetkovicat 68'minutes
  • 11Krejci

Substitutes

  • 1Da Costa
  • 8Taïder
  • 9Verdi
  • 14Di Francesco
  • 15Mbaye
  • 17Donsah
  • 19Umar
  • 21Petkovic
  • 28Gastaldello
  • 97Sarr

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2HysajBooked at 75mins
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 33Albiol
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 20ZielinskiSubstituted forGiaccheriniat 73'minutes
  • 42DiawaraBooked at 20minsSubstituted forMarques Loureiroat 62'minutes
  • 17Hamsik
  • 7CallejónBooked at 26mins
  • 14Mertens
  • 24InsigneSubstituted forRogat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 4Giaccherini
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 11Maggio
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Sepe
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 30Rog
  • 32Pavoletti
  • 99Milik
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
23,297

Match Stats

Home TeamBolognaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bologna 1, Napoli 7.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bologna 1, Napoli 7.

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 1, Napoli 7. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Allan.

Attempt blocked. Simone Verdi (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Petkovic.

Attempt missed. Bruno Petkovic (Bologna) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Simone Verdi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Foul by Marko Rog (Napoli).

Ladislav Krejci (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Erick Pulgar (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ádám Nagy.

Vasilis Torosidis (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Ângelo Da Costa replaces Antonio Mirante because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Simone Verdi (Bologna) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elseid Hysaj (Napoli).

Ladislav Krejci (Bologna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 1, Napoli 6. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Faouzi Ghoulam.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Emanuele Giaccherini replaces Piotr Zielinski.

Allan (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vasilis Torosidis (Bologna).

Goal!

Goal! Bologna 1, Napoli 5. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Bruno Petkovic replaces Mattia Destro.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marios Oikonomou (Bologna).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Allan replaces Amadou Diawara.

Booking

Domenico Maietta (Bologna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Amadou Diawara (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Domenico Maietta (Bologna).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Antonio Mirante (Bologna) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ádám Nagy.

Attempt missed. Vasilis Torosidis (Bologna) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elseid Hysaj.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bologna 1, Napoli 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Bologna. Simone Verdi replaces Luca Rizzo.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bologna 1, Napoli 4.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th February 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus21170444162851
2Napoli23146355262948
3Roma22152544212347
4Inter Milan22133637231442
5Lazio22124635251040
6Atalanta2212373425939
7AC Milan2111463226637
8Fiorentina2210753829937
9Torino228773932731
10Udinese2284102729-228
11Chievo2284102230-828
12Sampdoria227692529-427
13Bologna227692233-1127
14Cagliari2283113246-1427
15Genoa226792732-525
16Sassuolo2273123137-624
17Empoli2256111330-1721
18Crotone2134142037-1713
19Palermo2225151842-2411
20Pescara2216151744-279
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