Match ends, Napoli 5, Empoli 1.
Dries Mertens scored a wonderful hat-trick as Napoli thrashed Empoli to move into second place in Serie A.
Lorenzo Insigne slotted home from Kalidou Koulibaly's ball to open the scoring before a brilliant 25-yard Mertens strike.
Francesco Caputo gave Empoli hope but another fine Mertens shot from outside the box put Napoli 3-1 up.
Arkadiusz Milik scored a fourth, before Mertens rounded the goalkeeper to score his third goal in injury time.
Napoli overtake Inter Milan into second place, while Empoli remain in the relegation zone with one win so far.
- 8RuizSubstituted forCallejónat 63'minutes
- 30RogSubstituted forAllanat 63'minutes
- 20ZielinskiSubstituted forMilikat 83'minutes
- 6Mário Rui
- 2Di LorenzoBooked at 86mins
- 18AcquahSubstituted forZajcat 67'minutes
- 10BennacerBooked at 42mins
- 33KrunicSubstituted forPasqualat 68'minutes
- 48UcanSubstituted forLa Guminaat 79'minutes
- 20La Gumina
- Luca Pairetto
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Napoli 5, Empoli 1.
Goal! Napoli 5, Empoli 1. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne with a through ball following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Matías Silvestre (Empoli) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Manuel Pasqual with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Nikola Maksimovic.
Foul by Luca Antonelli (Empoli).
José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Napoli 4, Empoli 1. Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens.
Ismael Bennacer (Empoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) because of an injury.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Empoli).
Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Luca Antonelli (Empoli) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Kalidou Koulibaly.
Attempt saved. Miha Zajc (Empoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luca Antonelli.
Substitution, Napoli. Arkadiusz Milik replaces Piotr Zielinski.
Corner, Empoli. Conceded by Orestis Karnezis.