Match ends, Napoli 5, Empoli 1.
Napoli came from behind to thrash Empoli and restore their two-point lead at the top of Serie A.
Juventus went top earlier in the day by winning 4-0 at Chievo and had hopes of staying there when Leandro Paredes put Empoli in front.
Gonzalo Higuain headed the home side level from a cross by Lorenzo Insigne, whose lovely free-kick made it 2-1.
Michele Camporese's second-half own goal extended Napoli's lead before Jose Callejon struck twice late on.
Camporese, making his Empoli debut after signing from Fiorentina last July, turned Callejon's low cross into his own net.
Callejon converted a far-post cross from substitute Dries Mertens to make it four, then squeezed a shot between goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and his near post
Higuain's goal was his 22nd in 22 Serie A appearances this season, and helped his team to a sixth successive league win.
But the Argentina forward was taken off in the second half, seemingly as a precaution, after he appeared to injure his back in a collision with Skorupski.
- 25ReinaBooked at 34mins
- 2HysajBooked at 39mins
- 5AllanBooked at 45mins
- 17HamsikSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 86'minutes
- 9HiguaínSubstituted forGabbiadiniat 72'minutes
- 24InsigneSubstituted forMertensat 75'minutes
- 19López Silva
- 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
- 77El Kaddouri
- 26TonelliBooked at 50mins
- 21Mário Rui
- 17ZielinskiBooked at 36mins
- 5SaponaraSubstituted forBüchelat 58'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 11CroceSubstituted forKrunicat 82'minutes
- 7MaccaroneSubstituted forMchedlidzeat 68'minutes
- Davide Massa
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Napoli 5, Empoli 1.
Goal! Napoli 5, Empoli 1. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.
Attempt missed. Mário Rui (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Kalidou Koulibaly.
Attempt blocked. Piotr Zielinski (Empoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leandro Paredes.
Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Marek Hamsik.
Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Manuel Pucciarelli (Empoli).
Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).
Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Napoli 4, Empoli 1. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.
Substitution, Empoli. Rade Krunic replaces Daniele Croce.
Hand ball by Marcel Büchel (Empoli).
Attempt saved. Marcel Büchel (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniele Croce.
Marcel Büchel (Empoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Marcel Büchel (Empoli).
Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).
Daniele Croce (Empoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.