Italian Serie A
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Frosinone 1-5 Napoli

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly heads the ball away from Frosinone forward Luca Paganini's boot.

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli easily beat Frosinone to move top of the Serie A table at the halfway stage of the season.

Raul Albiol, Marek Hamsik and Manolo Gabbiadini also scored to take Napoli two points clear after 19 games.

Higuain's goals took his tally for the season to 20 in all competitions.

Napoli, who have not won the title since 1989-90, went top after previous leaders Inter Milan lost 1-0 at home to Sassuolo earlier in the day.

Albiol's close-range goal following a corner gave Napoli the lead in the 20th minute and Argentina international Higuain doubled the lead 10 minutes later with a penalty.

Hamsik, Higuain and substitute Gabbiadini all scored superb individual goals after half-time before Paolo Sammarco pulled one back nine minutes from time.

Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain scored and converted the penalty that made it 2-0

Line-ups

Frosinone

  • 1Zappino
  • 13Ciofani
  • 24Diakité
  • 6BlanchardBooked at 31mins
  • 3Crivello
  • 17PaganiniSubstituted forTonevat 57'minutes
  • 21Sammarco
  • 8Gucher
  • 11KraglSubstituted forChibsahat 62'minutes
  • 9Ciofani
  • 18DionisiBooked at 21minsSubstituted forSoddimoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Russo
  • 5Gori
  • 7Frara
  • 10Soddimo
  • 12Longo
  • 19Tonev
  • 22Chibsah
  • 23Gomis
  • 33Leali
  • 69Bertoncini
  • 93Ajeti

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2HysajBooked at 51mins
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 3Strinic
  • 5Allan
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forChalobahat 78'minutes
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forEl Kaddouriat 75'minutes
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 66'minutes
  • 14Mertens

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 19López Silva
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 24Insigne
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 94Chalobah
  • 96Luperto
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
7,954

Match Stats

Home TeamFrosinoneAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home9
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Frosinone 1, Napoli 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Frosinone 1, Napoli 5.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Napoli).

  4. Post update

    Raman Chibsah (Frosinone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Omar El Kaddouri.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Napoli. Jorginho tries a through ball, but Manolo Gabbiadini is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Modibo Diakité.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Omar El Kaddouri.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Napoli).

  10. Post update

    Raman Chibsah (Frosinone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar El Kaddouri (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Frosinone 1, Napoli 5. Paolo Sammarco (Frosinone) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Tonev.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

  15. Post update

    Roberto Crivello (Frosinone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Marek Hamsik.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Roberto Crivello.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jorginho (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Strinic.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Omar El Kaddouri replaces José Callejón.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Manolo Gabbiadini.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th January 2016

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